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    Dog Treat Bag – Sew it yourself

    Dog treat bags

    If you’re a new puppy owner or want to teach an old dog new tricks, having a dog treat bag handy helps. We’re new puppy owners and so I decided that my next make would be a dog treat bag. You’ll find all the instructions on how to make your own dog treat bag for your four legged friend below. Let me know how you got on in the comments!

    We’ve since been very busy mastering (!) lots of sits and recalls. She has also worked out that if she just sits down on a walk she gets even more treats…

    Dog treat bag
    Dog waiting for treats
    Am I cute enough to get a treat? Please, I am sitting very nicely?
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    ‘Peek-a-Bunny’ Easter Basket sewing pattern

    easter basket sewing

    Easter and Spring are full of fresh colours, new life and of course, Easter bunnies! I decided go with the ‘cute bunny’ theme and designed an Easter basket for you to sew. I love the way they bunny is just peeking out. It’s perfect for collecting all those yummy Easter eggs found in odd places in the garden. Follow this free tutorial and pattern to sew your own Peek-a-Bunny Easter Basket.

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    Dolls House Bed and Storage Cube: DIY Instructions

    Dolls house bed

    My daughter and I have been busy renovating our lovely dolls house, as she wanted a contemporary and modern house, rather than the previous Victorian style. However, it’s harder to find modern beds or shelving units to buy. So she found some images of a minimalist bed and shelving unit and I turned them into these designs. As the style is minimalist, this made it easier to do (I did try a more complicated design for the bed frame but the angles were too tricky and I gave up!). I’m not a carpenter (and please don’t look too closely at the storage unit because it’s a bit wonky!). Even being a few millimetres out makes a big difference when you’re working in miniature! Follow the instructions below to make your own dolls house bed and storage unit.

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    Pokemon Deck Holder – 15 minute sewing project

    finished pokemon holder

    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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    Sewing my first Waldorf Doll, ‘Lucky’ 

    I first came across ‘Waldorf’ style dolls browsing Pinterest.  My daughter (and me, secretly) both fell in love with a gorgeous Waldorf doll last year made by Kathe Kruse and being given away in a competition by the UK doll shop Petalina.  We didn’t win and without thinking I uttered the words ‘I’m sure I could make one…’ (I wasn’t sure – but that’s never stopped me trying!).  So my New Year challenge has been to make a Waldorf doll for my daughter and if anyone else is thinking of doing the same I thought I’d share my doll making journey.   This is Lucky’s story.

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    Sew an ‘Instamatic’ Tote Bag – free tutorial

    I am slightly obsessed with bags and I love being able to design and make a bag that does just the job I want it to do.  This easy to sew Tote bag is the perfect size for a lunch box, water bottle, journal (or ipad) and an umbrella for those frequent rainy days! You can play around and make it with your favourite fabrics – I fell for the cute Instamatic cameras on this fabric, hence the name of the bag!

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