Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Valentine paper patterns
January 26, 2014 – 7:24 am | No Comment
Valentine paper patterns

  Lately I have been learning about making shapes in Photoshop, these basic patterns are the result of mixing shapes with the custom shape tool and the application of a few filters over the finished …

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History lessons through play
January 10, 2014 – 2:59 am | No Comment
History lessons through play

Today on one of my inspiration wanders on Pinterest for Chinese new year’s crafts I landed on a fantastic homeschooling blog. Nadine’s paper dolls and paper men, which are free to download, are a great …

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E is for elephant: how to make an elephant out of magazine pages
January 8, 2014 – 4:32 am | No Comment
E is for elephant: how to make an elephant out of magazine pages

  I am very proud of this little elephant made entirely out of magazine pages. All you need is lots of glossy paper (though newspaper works just fine, but it is less colourful), vinyl …

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DIY Christmas cards
December 13, 2013 – 8:01 am | No Comment
DIY Christmas cards

This year I made some very simple Christmas cards with decorative tape and thick paper. I bought quite a few rolls of decorative tape at the Barcelona Crafts fair earlier this month and I …

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Christmas garland
December 11, 2013 – 9:46 am | No Comment
Christmas garland

To use up the last of the pinecones we picked during a Sunday afternoon stroll in the local pinewoods, we made a simple garland with varnished pinecones attached to a string with intermittent cardboard …

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ABC Christmas Poem
December 9, 2013 – 3:19 am | No Comment
ABC Christmas Poem

A few years back, we wrote this poem and we made a 3D representation of it. The installation is made with the drawing of a Christmas tree with the alphabet letters all over it. …

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Colourful pinecone decorations
December 6, 2013 – 7:02 am | No Comment
Colourful pinecone decorations

I have so many pinecones this year that I can just make lots of different decorations. Today I have a very simple yet effective decoration, which is fun to make with kids as it …

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Crafts Fair in Barcelona
December 4, 2013 – 4:02 am | No Comment
Crafts Fair in Barcelona

Last weekend I went to a crafts fair in Barcelona, Creativa Spain an event that brings together crafters from all trades. There are various events all over Europe, in Spain alone, as well as …

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Christmas lanterns with recycled tins
November 27, 2013 – 7:13 am | No Comment
Christmas lanterns with recycled tins

Last week I was inspired by the lovely Christmas Tin Can Lanterns I saw on Thinly Spread blog to make some of my own. I have been collecting tins for sometime so all I …

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Pinecone wreath
November 26, 2013 – 7:54 am | No Comment
Pinecone wreath

For those of you who don’t know, we have recently moved to a place just outside Barcelona. It’s a lovely place on the coast and we happen to live in an area called La …

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Recycling magazine: make a simple advent calendar
November 21, 2013 – 6:44 am | 2 Comments
Recycling magazine: make a simple advent calendar

I am very proud of our advent calendar this year, which I made with my favourite recycling material: the hugely versatile magazine pages. I made 24 cones using the magazine pages, I printed some …

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Lollipops dressed up for Halloween
October 31, 2013 – 7:42 am | No Comment
Lollipops dressed up for Halloween

I made a selection of Halloween lollipops to treat the kids who will knock on the door this evening. They are simple Chupa Chups dressed up as pumpkins, bats and ghosts.   To …

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