Reindeer Jars, Simple and Festive!

Chocolate Reeindeer Jars

If you want something that is super simple to make with young children that add a little festive cheer, try these cute reindeer jars! They could also make a cute little extra gift!   You will need… A clean jar with lid and the label removed. Tip: if you are struggling to get the label off the jar or you are left with … [Read more...]

Leaf Monsters – Autumn Crafts

Autumn Leaf Monsters

Today we went leaf collecting. On the way I asked my 4 year old son what we should make with our leaves, his (completely serious) response "Mummy, we should make an iPad"! Now if anyone knows how to do this please let me know, I hate to disappoint him! I was aiming to make a large collage but I think we're a little too early in the season as … [Read more...]

How to make Pom Pom Easter Chicks

How To Make Pom Pom Easter Chicks

Following on from last year's popular cress egg heads, this year we thought it would be fun to try a different Easter craft and make some Easter chicks. These cute little chicks made from pom-poms are easy to make and the children will love them. All you need to do is make a simple pom pom using yellow wool and stick on some googly eyes and a … [Read more...]

Easter ‘Egg Heads’ – A Fun Activity To Make With Children

Eggs

This is a really fun activity you can do with children of all ages.   For this craft I've used duck eggs as they are slightly larger than hens eggs. They are also white in colour which is great for decorating and tend not to have any stamps on them. They are available at farm shops and markets and even in some large supermarkets. … [Read more...]

Make your own Paper Windmill

Paper Windmill Craft

Article by Mrs Fox’s www.mrsfoxs.com We used to make paper windmills when I was little.  They are easy to make and are a great craft project for a rainy afternoon. At Mrs Fox’s we organise children’s parties so use windmills as a way to decorate a party venue, add the personal touch to party bags or as a craft that can be done at a … [Read more...]

‘The process of creating is good for the soul’ – Starting up a keepsake business

1. Mrs H Makes

Article by Alyssa Randell www.guild-keepsakeartists.com Keepsakes are very emotional and precious objects which are intended to be treasured for life. Most of us have probably bought a keepsake at some point, anything from a handmade greetings card, a personalised blanket for your little one or even a decorative family photo collage to be … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts for Mothers Day Competition

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UPDATE: Submissions now closed please see Vote for Your Favourite Mother’s Day Gift to help decide who should win our competition! Due to the popularity and success of our Valentines card voting competition we are pleased to announce our next voting competition ‘Handmade Gifts for Mothers Day’. As this is quite a broad category we will … [Read more...]

Valentines Card Voting Competition

Valentines Hearts

UPDATE: Submissions now closed please see Vote for Your Favourite Valentine’s Card! to help decide who should win our competition!   Submission period for entries ends on 20th January 2012. Now that Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, we’re going to try something new on the website and run a voting competition. This … [Read more...]

Coaster Tutorial

Make your own fabric coasters

Tutorial by: Titi Aifuobhokhan www.patchandmixcrafts.com Requirements Charm Pack – 1 charm pack makes 21 coasters Wadding Rotary cutter and mat Sewing machine or needle and thread All seams are ¼" unless otherwise stated. Instructions 1) Arrange the fabrics in twos carefully sorting between light and dark fabrics or … [Read more...]

Placemat Tutorial

Fabric Placemats

Tutorial by: Titi Aifuobhokhan www.patchandmixcrafts.com Requirements Layer Cake Pack – 1 layer cake pack makes 14 placemats Wadding Rotary cutter and mat Sewing machine or needle and thread All seams are ¼" unless otherwise stated. Instructions 1) Pick out 28 10" squares and set them aside. Cut the remaining 14 squares … [Read more...]

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