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 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 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…

How to make a paper carry bag necklace for baby dolls

Posted under Paper

9Apr
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  I love simple paper crafts and this was one that I have borrowed my son’s kindy.  These little paper carry bag ‘necklaces’ take seconds to make but have a multitude of uses.  They can carry itty bitty dolls like this pipe cleaner doll, or be used to collect crystals or nature treasures, or to transport a few special coins…

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…

‘Rainbow’ Drawing and Knotting Activity

Posted under Rainy Day

21Mar

Children love rainbows, don’t they? Why not make a beautiful rainbow to hang in their room? Draw a rainbow shape and ask the child to cut it out. Give them a set of crayons and invite them to colour the rainbow. You might start it off with the red on top. This can also be a wonderful ‘matching’ game, trying…

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 an Autumn leaf fairy doll from felt and wool fleece

Posted under Autumn, Dolls

17May

Here is another way you can use pipe cleaners to make a simple dolly. Wrap a small piece of pipe cleaner around a 1cm bead like so. Twist an arm piece around the stem and add two smaller beads for hands. Twist the pipe around these and secure tightly. Cut out this shape for the faerie dress. You can also…