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

crafty mum

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 - I'm no good at these things, do not like doing them, and would rather they happened elsewhere. I decided to write myself a letter:

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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 will be able to make another scrappy bag; which I'm very excited about because my 2 year old has claimed this one for herself!

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Easy Pillow Case and Cotton Blanket Gift Set

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 be easy to follow and reproduce at home.

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Why I Craft For Love Not Money

craft for love

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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A Bit of DIY

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, and on things that are frivolous, when it comes to the kids clothes, I buy functional practical clothes – if I like the style that’s a bonus, but I’m looking for wearability, not details and frills. But, I can sew. And I love sewing things with frills and ruffles, bright colours and embellishments.

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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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