• Craft

    Christmas Sloth Decoration

    This kit for a Christmas sloth decoration was a great buy and so easy to make. These kits are perfect for making with kids. There is some sewing but it is simple and quick to do. The result, as you can see, is a cute sloth to hang from your Christmas tree. 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. I bought this kit in The Works but I was in an actual store on the high street. They do not appear to have it online but there are two similar kits…

  • Craft

    Cross-Stitch Xmas Kits

    This is a review of  Cross Stitch Xmas Kits. These kits are small and are primarily intended to be used to make Christmas cards. That is what I have used them for. They are quick to do and can be very effective. They certainly make a card that shows you care. 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. Where to buy: I bought my kits in Hobbycraft which you can link to here. My kits are no longer available but some of these new ones look super cute.  There are also…

  • Craft

    Ragdoll Bunny Kit

    This Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp really is a beautiful ragdoll and so easy to make using this kit. I took one look and loved it so I had to buy one and have a go. I will provide you with a full review so that you can see if it is a good choice for you. 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. It is a ‘Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp’ and is available from Hobbycraft for £15. The kit is really nicely presented and as soon…

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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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    Crocheting a Blanket as a beginner

    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. Crocheting a blanket may seem ambitious as a beginner but in an earlier post, Crochet blanket – Apres-ski design,  I told you about a kit I had bought at a craft show to have a go at crocheting. That was back in March. Well, I have finally finished it! I am really pleased with it even though it is far from perfect. It looks really good if you do not look too closely. As a first crochet project I am really pleased with…

  • Craft

    15 Fat Quarter Makes Kit Review

    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 I use and trust. I saw this fat quarters kit and it appealed to me. A book full of ideas and some fat quarters to get started with. So, I jumped right in and bought it. It is a nice size kit and I thought that it would probably make a nice gift. I decided to use the kit and review it on here. If I like it I will buy another for a gift! The book is a cute little book with, not surprisingly, 15…

  • Craft

    Latch Hook Kit

    I am sure that you have all seen these latch hook kits from various outlets. They are complete kits which make them ideal for first timers! 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. I got this one from Hobby craft and made it up over several evenings. It is really easy to do, grows quickly and allows me to concentrate on the television at the same time! The kit comprises of everything you need including a printed canvas, pre-cut wool and the hook. There are full instructions on the box…

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    Crochet bunny plant pot cover and blanket update

    Crocheting is a very new skill to me and I am enjoying it. I saw a great idea on the hobbycraft blog and I went for it. It is a bunny plant pot cover, brilliant for Easter but gorgeous at any time. Full instructions are available on the blog that I have linked to for you. This is a picture of my bunny cover. Bunny Plant Pot Cover I am really pleased with it despite the ears not being quite how they are on the hobbycraft pictures! I am not brilliant at increasing or decreasing yet so I suspect that is where mine ended up a little curved. It adds…

  • Gardening

    Free Biodegradable Plant Pots from old newspapers

    Free biodegradable plant pots sound good but is it too much effort? I don’t think so and I will show you how to make them and I will convince you of their merits. If you have concerns about you local newspapers and their ‘green credentials’ then consider reading this article by permaculture news. If you are still concerned contact your local newspaper to ask about their dyes and bleaching agents. 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 I use and trust. It is that time of year when we all need lots of…

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    5 Top Tips for having a go at crafts

    As you know, I love having a go at different crafts so I thought that I would share my top tips for ‘having a go’. 1) Research Do your research. Make sure you know what you want to achieve and how you might do that. It is really tempting to stand in a shop and just decide that you want to do something and buy everything you need. We have all done it! However, if you can restrain yourself it is much better to think about the craft, research it a little and then decide on the best way forward. Maybe you will go back to the shop and buy…