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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rainbow Storage Jars.

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August 29, 2012
Rainbow Storage Jars.

Following on from the success of the flower Fimo jars last week, I had an urge to try out rainbows on jars too. I had an idea in my head of a candle votive decorated in coloured spirals and thoughts it would be fun to experiment with a few designs on some small jars....
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Fimo Flower Jars

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August 25, 2012
Fimo Flower Jars

Recycling glass might have got much easier than it used to be around here, now that we can put it all straight in our ordinary recycling bin, but I do often feel I ought to be able to make more of jam jars and the like; they feel like a free resource that should...
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Felted Flower Picture.

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August 24, 2012
Felted Flower Picture.

A few weeks ago a visit to a re-enactment day and the girls loved the idea of wet felting. We’ve needle felted before but not wet felted so we pulled out our trusty supplies, looked up how to do it and had a go. In the few relatively nice days we had this summer,...
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PomPom Trees for Fairies.

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August 22, 2012
PomPom Trees for Fairies.

My daughters and I had a whimsical moment the other day. We wanted to have a go at bigger versions of the tree I made for a model once, which was a Fimo base and a pom pom tree top. It occurred to us we could maybe make trunks out of all the different...
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Rainbow PomPom Swag

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August 22, 2012
Rainbow PomPom Swag

To celebrate the birth of our little boy, we made a gorgeous rainbow pompom swag to hand in our front window. It’s been a really popular feature on our blog so I thought I would add it here as our pom pom rainbow craft. It was either that or make an entire rainbow from...
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Rainbow Baby Blanket

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August 20, 2012
Rainbow Baby Blanket

This one is not really a craft I would normally put on this website but it deserves more attention than it gets on my ordinary blog. I’m not going to attempt to describe how I knitted my more complicated rainbow blanket, as I wasn’t that pleased with it anyway but the simple stripey one...
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Rainbow Hama Bead Pattern

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August 20, 2012
Rainbow Hama Bead Pattern

The delicious bright colours of Hama Beads really lend themselves to rainbow crafting. I’ve had loads of ideas for doing rainbows over the years, from pictures to coasters, to threaded ones on yarn and earphones and decorations for a tree in the garden that lends itself to rainbow is our family history. Sometimes though,...
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Christmas Tree in PomPoms

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August 8, 2012
Christmas Tree in PomPoms

I know it’s a bit early for Christmas yet, but I thought this Christmas tree from last year was just too good to miss – and it completes my craft collection for trees for now Last year we treated ourselves to a set of these pom pom makers and really enjoyed making Christmas decorations...
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PlayMais Tree Model

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August 6, 2012
PlayMais Tree Model

I’ve got a very creative daughter who often comes up with her own, generally excellent, take on any craft I suggest. After seeing my busy tree blogging, she took a craft material being used by one of her younger sisters and created a gorgeous tree model. PlayMais is a maize based peanut material (basically...
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Crochet Tree Picture.

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August 2, 2012
Crochet Tree Picture.

Learning to knit and crochet has been one of my main achievements over the last couple of years. I’m not especially proficient but I do really enjoy making things with yarn and I’m gradually getting more able. I’m also slowly bringing my daughters over to the yarn side Last week, having taken delivery of...
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