Fimo Bunnies for Easter: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Easter, Spring

5Apr
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Fimo Bunnies for Easter or Spring decorations If you are looking for a sweet but simple craft for Easter or springtime, why not try making your own fimo bunnies? They are just perfect for a tiny surprise gift on Easter morning, and small enough to pop in the post for a letterbox surprise for a friend too. They’d be great…

How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys

Posted under Wool and Fleece

4Apr
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 How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys for Imaginative Play or a Nature Table Easter is gaining on us!  Are you a bit behind on your Easter crafting, or looking for some Easter-inspired craft for your nature table?  Here is an endearing wool fleece chicken you can make in about 20 minutes or so.  Why not make a little Easter chicken…

How to make an Easter egg basket from paper: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Easter, Paper

29Mar
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 How to make an Easter Egg basket from Paper With Easter only just over three weeks away, you might just be needing a quick and easy Easter Egg basket to make with your children in preparation. This one is made of paper, and was inspired by Ned’s Easter kindergarten gift from last year. You need two pieces of paper, one…

Crafternoon Ideas for Girly Gatherings

Posted under Make

14Mar
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Crafternoon Ideas for Girly Gatherings (Subtitled: Monthly therapy for a joyful happy connected life!)   Lately, I’ve been busy. Not the kind of busy I like to be, but busy-because-I-have-way-too-many-commitments busy. (A house on the market, finding tenants, a new necessary job to pay the mounting bills, a new business about to kick off, AND raising my two wee ones…

Crafternoon Tea 2013 Wrap-up

Posted under Make

14Jan
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Crafternoon Tea 2013 Wrap-up   So, if you’ve been reading a while, either here or on my old blog, MamaMoontime, you’d have seen my posts on our girly get-together crafternoons. I LOVE these monthly events. They are my sanity savers, my chance to spend time with the best crafty girlfriends one could ask for, an opportunity to try yummy new…

How To Make A Handmade Card For Teacher

Posted under Dolls

30Oct
How To Make A Handmade Card For Teacher

  How To Make A Handmade Card For Teacher 3D Pop-Up Doll Dard No. 23 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series   With Christmas approaching, lots of people start thinking about Christmas gifts for their child’s teacher. If you, like me, have been blessed with a teacher who has shone a bright light upon your child and loved them…

Simple Paper Puppets For Kids To Make

Posted under Dolls

27Oct
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Simple paper puppets for kids to make No. 22 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series: The King with moving limbs   Dolls can be made very simply just by using paper and a few paper fasteners (brads). This paper doll has moving limbs, so would be a lovely puppet in a puppet show. This is also something children can…

How To Make A Doll Out Of Felt

Posted under Fun basics

16Oct
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How to make a doll out of felt No. 20 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series: “Tom, the Baker’s Son”, a wet felting and sewing activity for children   Wet felting is such fun for children, and it is even more fun when they can make something out of the piece of felt they have devoted hours to. This…

How To Make A Felt Ball- Quick and Easy

Posted under Felt and Felting

16Oct
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How To Make A Felt Ball- Quick and Easy How-To   Making felt balls is lots of fun. There is water, and fleece, and soapy bubbles, and mess, and splashes. What’s not to love? You can use felt balls for lots of things. Felt ball necklaces for kids and adults, felt ball bracelets, felt ball dolls, felt ball rugs (oh,…

How To Make A Standing Doll For Play Using Felt

Posted under Dolls

15Oct
How To Make A Standing Doll For Play Using Felt

How to make a standing doll for play using felt No. 19 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series: Lovely Flower Girl   I’ve been making simple standing dolls ever since I started working in a Waldorf kindergarten. Some were huge, standing at least 30-35 cm tall. (In hindsight, a big dud.) Others were tiny and cute, only 5 or…

How To Make Wee Folk Dolls With Beads

Posted under Dolls

14Oct
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How to make wee folk dolls with beads. No. 18 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series: A variation on Waldorf doll ‘root children’, this apple child will set your heart aflutter.   Many years ago, I remember seeing a little ‘root child’ made of two dark brown beads glued together, covered in brown material. I also had something similar…

How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer

Posted under Felt and Felting

11Oct
How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer

How To Wet Felt A Vessel Workshop with Meg Geer   Have you ever wanted to learn how to wet felt a pretty vessel to display in your home? If you have, perhaps you’d like to join me in my first workshop of 2013, hosted at my crafty place here in Brunswick Heads and taught by my felting extraordinaire friend…

How to make a simple doll from a circle of handmade felt

Posted under Dolls

11Oct
how to make a simple doll from a circle of handmade felt

How to make a simple doll from a circle of handmade felt No. 17 in the 30 Days of Dolls series: There are so many fun things you can do with a piece of handmade felt- horse reins, candle holders, felt bowls , and of course, storytelling landscape mats for children to use in play, are just a few of the things in my…

How to make a circular piece of handmade felt

Posted under Felt and Felting

10Oct
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How to make a circular piece of handmade felt Making a piece of handmade felt is easy once you know how. The biggest challenge of making wet felt is that it requires quite a bit of energy to do all the rolling. But fear not, you can make this piece of circular felt with much less effort. No rolling required….

How To Make A Doll In A Matchbox Party Favour

Posted under Dolls

9Oct
Doll In A Matchbox Party Favour

Doll in a Matchbox Party Favour   No. 16 in the 30 Days of Dolls Series: “Jack & the Beanstalk“   Have you ever seen a doll in a matchbox party favour, birthday treasure, or toy? These sweet but super simple dolls come in all shapes and sizes. I have quite a few I’ve collected from Waldorf fairs, fetes and…