How to Finger Knit: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Fun basics, Wool and Fleece

15Oct
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How to Finger Knit   Fingerknitting is king of crafts! For years, I have watched little children transform into master creators just through the learning of this simple skill. It just has so many uses. Why not ask a child for some ideas? An instruction verse for finger knitting. One way to teach finger knitting is to use a small action story…

How to make a pom pom flower

Posted under Wool and Fleece

1Sep
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Gee I love pom poms…those puff balls of magic. I sometimes wonder who was the first person to come up with a pom pom, and why? I can’t imagine the first  person who sat there and thought.. “If I put two circles of cardboard together and wind wool yarn around them, I can make a puffy ball of fluff. I…

How to make a pom pom with yarn for an apple prop or decoration

Posted under Autumn, Wool and Fleece

27Aug
how to make a pom pom with yarn

How to make a pom pom with yarn Pom Pom apples for an Autumn nature table display I really love the simplicity of a few wrapped branches in baby glass bottles and a tribe of pom pom apples. Such an easy craft but super cute.     (These natural timber mushrooms are pretty handsome also!) Remember pompoms from childhood. Have you…

How to Make a Paper Napkin Ring for Children

Posted under Wool and Fleece

15Jun
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  How to make a Paper Napkin Ring that children will love! Make a bear, or a rabbit, or perhaps create your own fun animal? With thanks to Staedtler for the opportunity to try these crafty pens.  It’s hard sometimes to create a happy family mood around the dinner table when it’s the very end of the day, mama’s rushed and…

How to Make a Small Pom Pom with a Fork

Posted under Make, Wool and Fleece

15Jun

A quick and easy tutorial. How to make a small pom pom with a fork!   I needed some pom poms for a little craft activity I was doing the other week, so I whipped them up in literally minutes using this cool technique. Thought you might like to know how too. I’m on the look out for a giant…

How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.

Posted under Wool and Fleece

9Apr
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How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.   Here’s another simple wool fleece tutorial for you all, a sweet little bunny rabbit, just in time for Easter.  I love wool fleece. It’s one of my favourite mediums to work with- so so so many possibilities! How to make a fleece bunny- just follow these steps!  1….

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…

Make your own wool pom-pom filled Easter Tree

Posted under Wool and Fleece

11Mar
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I love an Easter tree. Decorated blown eggs on a tree is such a sight to behold.  But last year, I saw an Easter tree I loved even more and this year, I’m so happy to share it with you.  Perhaps you might like to make something similar for home on a smaller scale? My son’s kindy invited all the…

Wool wrapped bangle bracelets: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Wool and Fleece

20Feb

Funky big bangle love. When I get dressed every morning, I make sure to throw on one great accessory.  Big chunky bangles are one of my favourite things, and never more so than when I’ve been the one to make it.  Crafty style fun.  This wool wrapped bangle takes about 15 minutes to make, then throw it on and head…

Examples of Wool Fleece Pictures

Posted under Wool and Fleece

16Nov

A little while ago, I hosted a Fleece Picture making workshop. I’d love to show you what the girls made. Too cute!           Sara’s one just sparkled! This photo does not do it justice at all.     I love the one that Lara did for her son D. Rockets.  Just so cool. And Sachiko’s watercolour…

How to make a handmade butterfly toy with wool fibres

Posted under Spring, Wool and Fleece

14Sep

These simple butterflies are loved by little children everywhere. You just need two 8-10cm lengths of carded wool sliver in your choice of colour. Wool fleece can be purchased from my friend Jen at her facebook page, Lavendilly Fibre Arts. She sells fleece in 100 gram lots but if you ask her nicely, she might even make you up a…

How to make a Knot Chicken using wool fleece fibres

Posted under Wool and Fleece

13Oct

Sometimes, craft doesn’t have to be a big mammoth task. In fact, as a mother, we all quickly learn to cultivate the skill of making something out of thin air in 5 minutes flat! So how do we balance speed and beauty? For just because something is done quickly doesnt mean it has to look like or feel like a piece…

How to make a wool pom pom using fleece

Posted under Wool and Fleece

5Oct

Cut a small strip of cardboard, about 10 cm long. The width is up to you. For a small tail, this card is about 1cm wide. The final pom pom diameter will be double the width of this card. Make them as big or small as you like!   Gently, tear strips (1cm wide) of fleece from a sliver. Aim to…