Kids Project: Easter Party Makes

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We’ve been busy little bees over on the Hobbycraft Blog, doing lots of tutorials for things to make for Easter. So why not (bunny) hop over to Hobbycraft to see how to make these Felt Pinwheels, Easter Bunting, little Egg Animals and a painted Mache Egg table decoration, complete with video tutorial.

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Kids Project: 4 Simple Mother’s Day Cards

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Hooray, its nearly Mother’s Day! We might get a lie in (8.15?) and everything. If your kids are looking for some easy card ideas (hint hint), why not see if they would like to make one of these super simple cards. Each one is suitable for beginners and take about an hour to complete. For the full tutorial with video, head over to our post on Hobbycraft.

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Kids Project: Button Mosaic Turtle

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This little fella would be very happily hang in a little one’s bedroom. He’s super easy to make with the help of some air dry clay and a handful of coloured buttons. Hop over to Hobbycraft to see our blog post on how to make him. Complete with template and video tutorial!

 

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Kids Project: Sunshine Paper Plate Hat

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Bring a little bit of sunshine indoors on a wet afternoon with this paper plate hat. It’s easy to make with your little ones and when finished it makes a lovely addition to any dressing-up box.

Our full tutorial on this is up on Hobbycraft’s site now!

~ Laura & Tia x ~

Kids Project: Make Your Own Fimo Medals

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Whilst the weather drizzles outside, why not host your own indoor olympics? These medals are super simple to make from gold, silver and bronze fimo and our the perfect craft antidote to the Great British weather. For our tutorial on how to make them, visit the Hobbycraft blog.


~ Tia and Laura xx ~

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Kids Project: Duck Tape Pencil Case

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It’s half-term. and we’ve teamed up with Hobbycraft to come up with crafts to keep your little (and slightly bigger) ones entertained this week. Our first project is this Duck Tape Pencil Case – it’s quick and fun to make. To see how to make it, hop on over to Hobbycraft where you’ll find our video tutorial.

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Little Bear Hand Warmers: Our Latest Hobbycraft Post

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Look at this cute little bear! Don’t you just want to… pop him in your pocket? Our latest Hobbycraft Post shows you how to make him – stitch him up and stuff him with rice. Easy Peasy.

For the full tutorial, hop on over to Hobbycraft’s Blog.

Tia & Laura x

10 Last Minute Christmas MAKES

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Christmas is nearly here! Hooray! Wahoo! Why not create some handmade magic with our collection of the top things to make for Christmas – all nice little quick makes (those are the best kind).

 1. Our Monogrammed Christmas Stocking

2. DIY Snow Globe Light Bulb by No Biggie

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Our Latest Festive Hobbycraft Post

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Our latest Hobbycraft project is a very simple little project to create 4 simple puppets with just spoons, felt and goggly eyes! So your kiddies can put on their very own Christmas panto from behind the sofa. Who doesn’t love a bit of festive theatre. He’s behiiiiiiiind you!

Head on over to the Hobbycraft website now to find out how to make them.

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Christmas Advent Garland

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Is it okay to be in Christmas mode yet? We couldn’t wait any longer! We decided to make a little Advent Garland for the Hobbycraft Blog – 24 little stockings and mittens that can be filled with goodies in the lead up to Christmas. It’s really easy to make but bear in mind that you do need to make twenty four! So it takes a little time.

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Meet a Maker on Hobbycraft

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This week we were interviewed by Hobbycraft for their ‘Meet a Maker‘ feature. We were asked about our inspiration, our favourite crafts and how we make time for crafting (erm… we are regularly sitting at the sewing machine at midnight!). To have a read of the interview, head over to Hobbycraft now.

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Patchwork Camera Strap Tutorial

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Our latest post for Hobbycraft is now live, hoorah! This month we decided to make something for our long-suffering cameras. We’re so snap happy – our cameras are always with us and they get a lot of bashing about, flung into the nappy bag with all manner of baby junk. We wanted to create a cover for the strap to personalise our cameras, one that can be removed for washing! This is a nice easy project and a great way to use up scraps of fabric.

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Our MAD Blog Awards Weekend

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On Friday we waved bye-bye to our Buttons for the night (secret high-five) and hopped on a train to London for the MAD Blog Awards. These awards honour parent bloggers in the UK and we were finalists in their best craft blog category. We had a really lovely evening and totally weren’t expecting to win anything (our competition were all established and awesome blogs) so when they called our name out as winners… Well it was all a bit of a shock. We have no idea what we said when we picked up our award but will probably cringe when we see the video.

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Our Very First Award Ceremony

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Ooh, we’ve got a really exciting weekend ahead of us – tonight we’re off to the MAD (Mums and Dads) Blog awards as finalists for best craft blog. We never get dressed up these days, so we’re very excited to get to wear fancy dresses and paint our nails. It’s also the first time we’ve left two of our Buttons for a night away so it’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time!

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Deliciously Cute Ice Cream Purses

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Our latest Hobbycraft project is now on their website, and we think its pretty…erm… cool! With the summer in full swing we wanted to make a little purse to keep our ice cream change in, and to remind us of those summer nights once the sun has long gone. For the full tutorial of how to make your own, pop on over to Hobbycraft.

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