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Dear Me. You Are Not A Craft Mum. LET IT GO.

There are a few things in parenthood that I hate doing. Because I'm no good at them. I just go along with what's expected of me, dreading the whole thing. And of course, whatever it is turns out badly. Because of my bad attitude. So, I'm ready to call it…

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Recipes

How to make a bag from scraps

I LOVE this bag. I've called it a "scrappy bag" because it's a perfect way to use up scraps that are too big to throw away but aren't really enough for a complete project - I've wound up with a heap of small, odd sized, pieces of fabric, so I…

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Recipes

Easy Pillow Case and Cotton Blanket Gift Set

Handmade gifts are wonderful. They're personal, unique and made with love. This is an easy and quick sewing project, it took me about an hour to complete and it's all very simple sewing so it should suit beginners. I've taken HEAPS of pictures of the process so hopefully this should…

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Recipes

How To Make A Simple Cotton Blanket

This is a follow on from Easy Pillow Case and Cotton Blanket Gift Set.

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Family Finance

Why I Craft For Love Not Money

I’ll start by saying this isn’t a complaint, I do actually get a bit of a thrill every time someone says to me “Oh, did you make that ?! It’s great! You should sell them!” Or I get the more forward “So, Rach, when are you going to open a…

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Parenting Articles

A Bit of DIY

I love a bit of DIY. It my surprise people after confessing to being a pram enthusiast, but I really am a very thrifty person! (How else do you think I’m able to fund my prams, got to save every penny!) More honestly though I dislike spending money on myself,…

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Recipes

No Sew Tutu

No Sew Tutu Do you have any fabric just laying around? Maybe you have a stock pile of fabrics, you never had a project – or time – to turn them into something? Or you have scraps that are too good to throw away, but not really enough to make…

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