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I already mentioned my flirtation with mosaic…here’s a little project I used to get myself accustomed to the technique. I used a cheap blank birdhouse from The Works, cost 99p.          Take birdhouse, apply mosaic glue. Stick fine array of buttons where you wish. Leave to dry, overnight if you can bear it.  Mix…

Thank you teacher part two

and what of Elders teacher? Well he love singing so I made him an emergency singer’s  kit containing: Sore throat remedies Chocolate flutes sheet music More  chocolate! Hand Painted mug decorated with music notes and notations.           

Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. Little one has finished reception and is still in the school system so I have lots to be grateful for. This post shows what I…

Pack hack

i always feel a bit bad about the amount of packaging Amazon wrap around my purchase so today I decided to reuse the envelope that carried Elder’s first clarinet book to us so abley. I basically covered the gatefold envelope with some paper sheets I had and then used a hole punch to make a…

Hats off

It’s half term guys…almost Summer…last weekend was a scorcher, so much so that I scored a sun hat for £1 from a charity stall at a local fair as I was in danger of becoming a burnt offering to the sun god(s). Scroll fwd to today, rain, cold, dank. I needed a spritz of summer….

Log cabin decoupage

Here’s a very quick make. I got a boring plain wood small photograph frame for 99p from our local charity shop. And some free decoupage paper from a craft magazine (crafts beautiful). Instead of scattering the paper randomly however, I did it in strips in a sort of log cabin kind of pattern. I think…

Book it!

Getting ready for Christmas?! Have a quick look at my little ebook – 99p for lots of project ideas, all tried and tested by me and mine. Bargain!!< </a>

Check the box

Up cycling a nappy carton into a toy box….here’s how…

Fuzzy felt

Have to share this find…hand stitched felt children! I spotted them in a charity shop (rhymes with Boo High-der). They were on a manky antimacassars which I chopped off pronto. I auditioned backgrounds and went for some beautiful wool I got a few years ago, pre Portas charity shopping. I’m trying reverse appliqué but its…

Big softie

We met the new baby. She is beautiful. And so, to mark the occasion, I whipped up this cushion. I finished stitching it five minutes before we went to visit. Very quickly, I used two fat quarters of contrasting fabric and bondaweb to stick the ‘z’ on. I sewed it on with running stitch and…