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On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Rae | 0 comments

We sent a creative friend a Crafty Kit Co , erm, Kit!

 

 

We fell in love with these kits as soon as we clapped eyes on them and it appears that everyone who comes into our shop in Stoke Mandeville has been doing exactly the same.  So much so that we've only got a few kits left in stock.  They make the perfect gift as they are not only great little projects, ideal for kids and adults alike, but they also post beautifully.  Given that, we've decided to put the last few kits on our website so that you can order one to either make up yourself and give as a fab hand-made Christmas pressie, or to post directly to all your craft fanatical friends and family to make themselves.  Win-win, we think!

 

So, which one will you choose?  Pretty tricky to pick just one, I think......

 

There's this duo of knitted teddies .....

 

 

Or another knitting kit: cute little Mary Mouse .....

 

Wise old Owl ....

 

 

Deliciously cute crochet Cupcakes ....

 

Flora the Fawn ...

 

Retro classic beanbag froggies ...

 

Crunchy Crochet Apple (Teacher gift???) ....

 

and finally, this gorgeous Scandi-inspired collection of Christmas decorations.  I'm going to use this one to keep the little monsters entertained one afternoon during the holidays - they'll be hooked! 

 

All the kits come with absolutely EVERYTHING you need to finish the project.  Pretty darn good, we think.

More Christmas gift inspiration later today so come back soon!

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Halloween Crafting at Fabric HQ

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Rae | 1 comment

What do you do when it's the school holidays and you run your own business?  Bring the kids to work with you, of course.  It's pretty boring at your Mum and Nana's shop on your own so the boys asked their friends if they'd like to come and play.

As it's the Halloween and Bonfire season, we wrote a list of fun things to keep everyone busy:  Trick-or-Treat bags were a must, given that there are Halloween parties to go to....

 

 

 

 

....creepy lanterns are cool for putting in the window .....

 

 

 

... and for the girls (or presents for sisters, cousins, friends) firecracker hair bands!

 

 

They are so simple, just a few bits of short ribbon tied around a hairband - but they look so good! A tutorial can be found here if you get stuck (really is very simple, though) but be warned - lots of pop-ups on the page!

 

Well that killed a couple of hours...thanks for coming kids - and parents who helped a 'little bit'!

What Halloweenie fireworkie craftiness have you been getting up to with your kids?

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