A Little Turtle Rattle

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This cute little turtle rattle is a simple sewing project for beginners and makes a perfect gift for a teeny tiny new baby. He makes a happy little jingle because he’s stuffed with craft bells.

You Will Need:

  • Free Template
  • 1/4m Pale blue cotton canvas
  • 1/4m Pale pink cotton canvas
  • Grey and pink embroidery thread and needle
  • Toy stuffing
  • 4 craft bells
  • Fabric pen or Taylors chalk
  • Blunt pencil or crochet hook

1. Use the template to cut 2 body pieces from blue fabric. From the pink, cut 2 heads, 4 arms, 4 legs and 2 tails.

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Felt Elephant Baby Booties

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In the run-up to giving birth, some people let their nesting instincts run wild by cleaning the house from top to bottom, over and over. But before the recent arrival of our son, I think I went a little craft crazy – as well as trying to finish off all my existing projects, I decided it would be an excellent time to make something really intricate and completely new to me!

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A seahorse rattle – our latest Hobbycraft post

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Hello folks. We decided to make a little rattle toy this week (We chose a seahorse. Why not?!). The full tutorial is up on the Hobbycraft blog so pop by there to check out how to make one yourself. Its very easy! Click here to view.

 

  

Tia & Laura x

Spiral Quilted Baby Blanket

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With my endless piles of fabric scraps and impending due date peeping round the corner (yikes, where has it come from… I’m so unprepared), I decided to settle down and do a little relaxing evening sewing by making a baby quilt for little button number two. I’ve never quilted anything before, and I wasn’t really sure how to do it! But I learned from my mistakes as I made this blanket and was happy with the outcome.

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