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Upcycle paper plates into pretty gift boxes

Look at this nifty little project. Isn't it a great idea? So easy and quick, with endless possibilities. You could use them as gift boxes for soap, birthday party "bags," movie night popcorn boxes, boxes for your homemade treats, a craft activity for kids, a container for pencils or even as pretty packaging for your handmade … [Read More...]

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Preparing your fabric for hand embroidery

  Over the next 10 or so weeks we will be writing a series of posts covering topics related to hand embroidery. It's very frustrating after hand stitching a beautiful piece of work only to … [Read More...]


Recycle Tooth fairy box from kinder surprise egg

Today is National Toothfairy Day...well, sort of. There seems to be 2 dates that are designated to the fairy who has a very important job. Today is one, and the other is in February. The majority of … [Read More...]


Magnetic pinkeep

Here's a quick D.I.Y craft to make that takes under 30 minutes to complete from start to finish. A sweet magnetic pinkeep or needlekeep that you can have sitting next to your sewing machine, your … [Read More...]


Banana choc chip weet-bix muffins

Looking for ideas for kids lunch boxes? For lunches in our house we always want to make something delicious and "treat" like ( they think they are getting a something special) to pop into their … [Read More...]


Pretty little coin purse- free pattern

We did promise that when showing you how to attach a sew in purse frame that we would also give you the free pattern for making the cute little coin purse. Well here it is! Isn't it sweet? … [Read More...]

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And the Winner is . . .!

  The Winner of the Fabulous  Kindred Stitches Magazine. Prize of One Year's subscription to Kindred Stitches Digital Magazine, Six patterns of the winners choice from the Kindred Stitches … [Read More...]


Jingle Sampler.

    Here's the seventh Christmas Sampler in the series of Samplers. All redwork. I managed to stitch half the sampler during the first episode of "Outlander"! My new most … [Read More...]


How to attach a sew in purse frame

A simple little sewing tutorial today. There are so many cute bitsy bags and purses around at the moment, we thought that you may like to learn how to use a sew in metal purse frame. Purse frames come … [Read More...]


Fabric crush :: Great fabrics for boys

There are some beautiful fabrics for boys at the moment and here are some of our favourites that we found.     "Ahoy Matey" by Michael Miller uses classic colours in this … [Read More...]


Fizz Banger bath bombs

You should've heard the squeals and laughter that came from the bath tub when these were tossed into the warm bath. The kids loved them! They loved watching them fizz and fizzle, bubble and … [Read More...]