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    Woven Heart Baskets

    Hearts are great at any time of year but how about these beautiful woven heart baskets that are so easy to make. You do not need to do any sewing (but I did a little) and you can make one in about 15 minutes! You can use any material you like but I recommend felt or paper. Felt works really well and makes a more robust basket but paper is really inexpensive if you want to do this craft with a group (eg Brownies or Guides). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands…

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    Felt Mouse Pattern Review

    I have been looking at the House of Zandra patterns and kits for a few years and I finally got on with it and bought one for a felt mouse. Here I will tell you all about my experience with the pattern and provide any tips I can to help you succeed with it. House of Zandra produce patterns for felt animals and they sell complete kits to make animals including the pattern. Once you have purchased a pattern you can make as many animals as you like and sell them if that is your wish. I just purchased the pattern without the felt, thread, etc.  It was £6 but…

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    Fabric Flower Tutorials – tried and tested

    Fabric flowers make beautiful embellishments for many items. They can be quick to make and use up fabric that you have left over from other crafts. Also, of course, you can make them to match other items you have already made. I have been searching the internet for simple but effective fabric flowers to make. Here I am introducing you to these top 5 tutorials and how I got on following them to produce my own flowers. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Ric Rac Flowers When I was…

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    Dovecraft Felt Ornament Kits

    In my ICHF craft show post I mentioned that I had bought two small Dovecraft kits. Well, at the weekend the weather was appalling so I tackled them both. These are the results.               I really enjoyed making them. Partly this was because they were quick to make. The butterfly took the longest at just under an hour but the hearts only took about half an hour each. If I had never done any sewing before I suspect that they would have taken longer. Each Dovecraft kit contains everything you need to make two spring ornaments. One kit contained two butterflies and the other…

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    Felt Succulents and Flowers

    Felt is a great crafting material and I love finding new ways to use it. I am a member of the Hobbycraft club and they regularly email me with offers and ideas. If you are not a member I recommend it. They have an excellent blog with really diverse crafting ideas. They also email out offers regularly and send you £5 to spend on your birthday (with no minimum spend). One of their recent emails really caught my eye. It was a link to their blog showing you how to make felt succulents.                This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission…