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Craft Book Review: The Cat Lover's Craft Book

Book Review: The Cat Lover’s Craft Book

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I’ve been sent another fabulous translated Japanese craft book to review thanks to Tuttle Publishing, one that cat lovers will enjoy. The Cat Lover’s Craft Book contains 17 assorted craft projects all themed around cats! Created by a collective of cat loving crafters, the projects in this book are diverse in both style and crafting techniques used.  Whether you like…

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DIY Shaggy Latch Hook Cushion Cover

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Have you noticed that shaggy cushions, pillow covers and rugs are really trendy right now? Interior stylists call it ‘texture’, I call it fun! It’s a throwback to the 70’s where shag was all the rage. The era of Flokati rugs and ankle deep wall to wall carpeting. What a nightmare to clean! You know what else was big in…

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How to make a felt ladybug brooch - mypoppet.com.au

Stitch a Cute Ladybug Brooch

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You’ll never feel alone wearing this cute little felt ladybug brooch on your lapel – it’s quite the conversation starter! Make one, or a whole ‘loveliness of ladybugs’ – that’s the collective term apparently! Either way they are sure to cheer up someone’s day. A ladybug brooch would make a great gift for a child and look sweet attached to…

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Vintage Trim Pincushion Sewing Instructions - mypoppet.com.au

Sew a Vintage Trim Pincushion

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I love a pretty vintage trim, I mean what’s not to love? They are just so cheerful and bring back fond memories of my childhood when mum would embellish handmade dresses with trims and braids. Over the years I’ve amassed quite the collection, mostly purchased from flea markets and thrift stores. It’s always exciting to stumble on an old shoe…

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Paper Craft – Make a Butterfly Lantern

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Make a beautiful Butterfly Lantern to decorate your room or workspace with just the humblest of craft materials – paper! It’s a fun project that both kids and adults will enjoy making. Used floral or patterned scrapbook paper to personalise the design to match your home decor. Have you ever visited a butterfly house? It’s a delightful experience full of…

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Stripe & Tassel Knitted Washcloth Pattern

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If you are new to knitting, making washcloths are an easy way to practice your skills without having to commit to a large project. This pretty knitted washcloth pattern only requires the most basic of knitting skills. The addition of stripes and cute crocheted tassels on each corner elevate this basic knitted square from ‘blah’ to ‘Ta-Da’! In my opinion,…

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Sailor Moon Tuxedo Mask Finger Puppet

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With school holidays coming up, this hand stitched Sailor Moon Tuxedo Mask finger puppet may be a fun project for anime loving tweens and teens to make. It’s a great way to practice some sewing skills too. Designed by regular contributor Melissa, who is a huge anime and manga fan. It was the mid 90’s, I was at a different…

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