DIY play bean bags

How To: Tossing Bean Bags

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I used to love playing with bean bags as a child, they are great to practice throwing, catching and balancing. You can make your own from materials lying about, here’s how…You will need: Some fabric scraps (medium weight fabric is best) Filling (beans, popping corn, rice, aquarium gravel or plastic pellets) Sewing machine, iron, scissors, thread, paper How to: Cut…

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fabric covered letters

How To: Fabric Covered Letters

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I finally had a chance to make these fabric covered letters for Emma’s door. It was really easy, here are the instructions: 1. Materials – fabric scraps, Wooden letters (from a craft shop), Glue stick (suitable for wood and fabric), small sharp scissors or clippers, double sided tape 2. Smear glue generously onto wrong side of fabric, place letter front…

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crochet flower

Crochet Flower tutorial…

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I thought I might have a go at writing an easy pattern before I tackle writing the crochet pattern for this bunting. I’ve never been able to follow coded pattens very well (I prefer pictorial ones) so when I totally messed up one I was following for a flower, I just made up an easier version myself. I hope it’s…

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Haberdashery…

Haberdashery…

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Is it just me or is any one else obsessed with amassing buttons, thread, elastic, braids, bias binding, zippers etc…My love of it started as a little girl, I used to sort my mum’s button tin into size, colours etc…she has a huge stash which I’ve slowly been ‘borrowing’. I rarely go for new stuff though, for me it’s vintage…

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Why do I craft?

Why do I craft?

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image courtesy of lovely petal Last week Jhoanna from One red robin tagged me with a meme about why I craft. I had a long think about it and realised that my crafting is intrinsically related to my like of all things vintage. Seeing that the theme of the week on the My Poppet blog is ‘all things vintage’, I…

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