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Liberty quilt for Little Sis

Yesterday I finished another quilt, a pretty Liberty rainbow quilt for Little Sis. I bought the fabric at the Knitting and Stitching Show last October and knew it would be my first sewing project on 2016. As the strips were pre-cut it really didn’t take me longer than a few evenings.

The front is made from strips of Liberty, the back features a single piece of Gallymoggers Reynard fabric from the Alice in Wonderland themed SS15 Collection by Liberty. I did simple quilting in the ditches and it is very pretty – perfect for Little Sis!

Liberty quilt

She loves it which I am pleased about. I used a really light weight batting so it’s more of a summer quilt, but it’s been perfect for cuddling up with on the sofa when she has felt ill this week.

Liberty quilt

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Hobbycraft paint your own tea light holders

Little Sis spotted some fun Hobbycraft paint your own tea light holders kits and picked one for herself and one for her brother. Little Sis chose a Paint your own Ceramic Tea Light Holder in the shape of a pumpkin, Big Brother got a Paint your own Ceramic Tea Light Holder in the shape of a skull.

Each kit came with 6 little pots of paint and a brush.

paint your own tealight holder

As soon as he saw them he had to paint his (yep, even before he got dressed for school).

paint your own Halloween tealight holder

They both did a great job and managed to stop painting before the colours got to the messy brown stage! They make great decorations, I just need to find some space to display them.

paint your own Halloween tealight holder

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Duck Tape Minion wallet

Little Sis and I made the mistake of popping into Hobbycraft this morning. It was a good mistake albeit an expensive one too. We stocked up on Halloween and Christmas crafts and couldn’t resist this Minion Duck Tape. We have a quite a stash of Duck Tape and made a simple pocket money wallet with it.

Duck Tape Minion wallet

Duck Tape Minion wallet

Minion Duck Tape

Take an A4 sheet of paper and cover one side with strips of the Minion Duck Tape. Turn the paper over and cover the other side with a contrasting colour of Duck Tape, Big Brother chose light blue. Trim any uneven edges with scissors.

Minion Duck Tape

We cut our A4 sheet into two equal parts so we could make 2 wallets. Place more Duck Tape along the top and bottom, Mini Duck Tape is good for this.

Fold the bottom up and the top down until you are happy with the proportions of your wallet.

Seal the short edges with more Duck Tape in a contrasting colour if possible.

To finish off your Duck Tape Minion wallet place a couple of velcro dots to keep your money safe.

Duck Tape Minion wallet

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