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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hama Bead Firework Patterns

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October 31, 2012
Hama Bead Firework Patterns

Well, in an effort to get some Firework Night crafts up on the site, we’ve made up a few patterns that we haven’t had time to make for real yet. (I lie slightly, Maddy made up the rocket using real beads, which is why it is quite a lot better than my other ones!)...
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Fun Foam Firework Night

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October 30, 2012
Fun Foam Firework Night

This one is a bit of a cheat because I’m not sure how much time for Bonfire Night crafts I have this year, so I’ll just post up a bit of fun that was previously on our family blog. These fun foam firework stickers were a perfect bit of crafty silliness last half term....
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Pumpkin Glow Pot

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October 25, 2012
Pumpkin Glow Pot

Here is a quick and fun way to use up the strips of crochet you accumulate when a child is learning that craft.My 10 year old actually taught me to crochet, but is still happiest turning out long chains. I got her to do a long piece in bright orange acrylic wool for me,...
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Hama Bead Ghost Pot

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October 24, 2012
Hama Bead Ghost Pot

Finding new things to do with a hama bead creation is always a challenge worth taking on; I particularly like 3D items, especially if they are useful. This particular ghost pattern, converted into a pot for holding glowsticks, possibly pushes the boundaries of actually being useful, but it is fun! Maddy made up these...
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Hama Bead Owl Family

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October 21, 2012
Hama Bead Owl Family

Owls are fairly traditional Halloween fare but I must admit I’ve got a bit of an obsession with them in general (hooooooo… hasn’t?) and I’ve been collecting them on my owl board on Pinterest for quite a while. All the cute little chaps on there inspired me to have a go at some Hama...
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Halloween Finger Puppets in Felt – Tricky Set

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October 20, 2012
Halloween Finger Puppets in Felt – Tricky Set

Having done our finger puppets last week in a nice easy style, Maddy decided to take it a step further and make a more complicated bunch. The result is a truly monstrous bunch of felt finger puppets that I think you will really love! This would be a tricky bunch to describe step by...
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Halloween Finger Puppets in Felt – Easy Set

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October 15, 2012
Halloween Finger Puppets in Felt – Easy Set

I got a little one to one time with my 8 year old the other day and she wanted to do some sewing. Since I was typing up a witch tutorial at the time but wanted to facilitate, I helped her create some easy Halloween finger puppets. The designs and ideas were really all...
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Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

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October 15, 2012
Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

Over the summer we had a lot of fun with some felt pieces cut into the shape of butterflies, exploring different shapes, patterns and so on. One theme that came up a lot was symmetry, a concept my eldest has a disproportionate amount of difficulty with and which was new to my youngest girl....
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A Titchy Fimo Clay Witch.

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October 14, 2012
A Titchy Fimo Clay Witch.

Halloween preparation is firmly underway in this house; with 5 costumes to get ready we always need plenty of preparation time. So thoughts are turning to witches and spooky things and after running a workshop with some kids this week, I wanted another go at making a polymer clay witch of my own. I...
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Autumn Button Bracelet

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October 12, 2012
Autumn Button Bracelet

A couple of years ago, I started collecting button pictures on Pinterest. Something about them appealed to me after giving a tray of them to my littlest girl to entertain herself one day. Initially there were very few pictures on there but then suddenly a raft of them began to appear and before I...
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