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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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Room on the Broom pom pom art

On a recent trip to Hobbycraft I picked up a great pom pom kit featuring the witch from Room on the Broom. My children love all the Julia Donaldson characters and I knew my 5 year old would love this craft.

Room on the Broom pom pom art

It contained a character template on a card and tiny pom poms, we had to supply the glue. The instructions showed numbers so you could match the coloured pom pom to different parts on the template.

Room on the Broom craft

My son tried to use a glue stick but the pom poms wouldn’t stick so he used PVA glue instead. He was able to complete this card in about 30 minutes all by himself.

Room on the Broom craft for kids

I love the finished result and it will make a great Halloween decoration!

witch from Room on the Broom craft

The Pom by Numbers Card Kit lets you match the pom poms to make a fun 3D card and is suitable for ages 3 and over.

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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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