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    Neon bead and tassel key ring – make one now!

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    I found some fun colourful ‘slices’ of polymer clay fruit and flowers whilst going through my craft supplies. I had to do something with them as they were so bright and sunny. This is what I made – a neon yellow and green bead and tassel key ring. Great for bringing summer sunshine to rainy days and adding a pop of on trend neon colour to your bag or keys.

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    Make a Cuddly Unicorn – Free Tutorial and Pattern

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    Sew yourself a cuddly unicorn friend

    Unicorns are everywhere at the moment – for good reason.  They are magical, colourful, cute and poop rainbows!  So I decided to create a cuddly Unicorn for my daughter.  Her full name is Princess Unicorn Yasmin the Third.  Follow the instructions below to make your own pet Unicorn to play with and enjoy.  Just don’t complain when you have to scoop rainbow poop from the floor (they don’t come house trained)!

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    Pokemon Deck Holder – 15 minute sewing project

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    My son has just got into Pokemon trading cards in a big way and as I’m always sewing things for my daughter I thought this time I’d make him something.  As he’s always carrying around his Pokemon cards I decided he needed something to put them in!  I found some red, black and white felt and made this deck case.  He now wants me to make lots more so he can trade them with his friends to get some good cards.   Here’s what to do…

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    Create a ‘busy box’

    What’s a busy box?  It’s a box (any box will do!) where you can keep small toys and games ready to pack in a bag and take out and about.

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    Keeping a selection of toys in a box all together makes it  easy to find something small enough to go in a handbag or for your child to carry when you go out.  Handy for car journeys (just take the whole box and place on the back seat), restaurants,  church or anywhere else where you want to make sure the children have something to keep them busy.

    Here’s some tried and tested (by a 6 and 9 year old) ideas.  You’ll know what your children are into and can tailor the box contents accordingly.  Read more

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