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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn Leaf Shapes Printable

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September 30, 2012
Autumn Leaf Shapes Printable

One of the things I always seem to want and can’t find (for free or in adequately easy to up and download form) are basic printables for nature shapes. I would use them for so many things; printing on coloured paper and cutting out from fabric to name just two. So I finally got...
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Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

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September 26, 2012
Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

Drink coasters are one of the most made things with Hama Beads and there have been loads of searches on this site recently for autumnal version of them. So Maddy made some to share with you and I think you’ll agree she did an excellent job. All three of these are made with Midi...
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Autumnal Fimo Candle Votive

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September 25, 2012
Autumnal Fimo Candle Votive

Sometimes when I’m trying out a new idea in Fimo, what I like to do is have a go at a very simple version first and then see what I like and don’t like about it before I go on to try a more complex version. Family life does tend to mean that I...
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Easy Crochet Butterflies

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September 19, 2012
Easy Crochet Butterflies

The internet is full of ideas for crocheting and knitting insects and goodness knows they are all better at it than me but one of the great things about crochet is that once you have hold of a basic stitch (a double crochet in the UK, a single crochet if you are in the...
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Melted Hama Bead Leaves

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September 17, 2012
Melted Hama Bead Leaves

Recently I came across a way of melting Hama Beads in an oven to make shapes such as bowls and we had a go. We really liked the result and it got us thinking of other ways to use the beads in different ways. Since we had our palette of Autumn colours out anyway...
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Hama Bead Tree Autumn Leaves

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September 11, 2012
Hama Bead Tree Autumn Leaves

I’ve been meaning to teach my children to properly recognise British trees by their leaves for years and today we found ourselves having a look at this tree identification chart as part of a nature crafts project we want to do. That led to having a go at making some of them with Hama...
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Pom Pom Owl

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September 10, 2012
Pom Pom Owl

Last year my girls and I had fun making some spooky Halloween pom pom animals and people. One of the most effective ones was the owl we made, hooooo… (who? hoo? get diddit?) was really too cute to be anything spooky at all. Owls have been one of the great design icons of the...
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Button Butterfly Card Toppers

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September 5, 2012

A year or so ago, I sat my then 6 year old with a tray full of buttons and left her to play. To my surprise, she was still there, hours later, making pictures as happily as Larry :) (Who is this Larry, I ask myself?)

I liked all her efforts so much that I started a Pinterest board to collect other ideas and since then, buttons seem to have just taken off as the latest craft fad. Read more »

Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

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September 4, 2012
Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

Summer is nearly over and all those crafts are nearly ready to be put to bed for another year…. flowers, butterflies, rainbows and blossoming trees will soon give way to harvest, russet leaves, Halloween and fireworks. Even the glimmer of snow and Christmas doesn’t seem so very far away. I’ve got a few more...
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