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Here we come, 2017! It's going to be packed full of great, 'girly' fun, and we hope you'll join us to share in it all!

It's our second year in print and we have loads of fantastic articles, craft, activities and ideas in store for the new year!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Create for Mother's Day

Have you thought about Mother's Day yet? No doubt the kids at school are all onto this in their classes! But mum, have you thought about your mum? (or maybe you're a bit too old for mother's day craft at school!). A hand-made, crafted gift or special time together always means more ... so have you thought about what you're going to do or create?

So, if you're up for being a bit creative today, here's a quick little project that would add a cute touch to a special cuppa for mum.

All you'll need is a few small pieces of felt, a button, needle and thread and scissors!

Take a small piece of felt and cut it so that it is 10 cm x 3 cm.
In the very centre, cut a vertical ‘slit’ 1 ½ cm long.
Cut a flower out of another scrap of felt. To make this easier to cut, first cut out a pattern for the flower and then tape it on to the felt. Cut through the sticky tape around the edge of the template.
Stitch (or glue) the flower on to the tag cover right near the end. If you’re stitching, make sure the stitching is on the edge of the flower only.
Cut a ‘buttonhole’ out of the centre of the  flower – just a horizontal ‘slit’.
Stitch a button on the bottom inside of the  other end of the felt strip.
To use, curl the tag of the tea bag enough to fit through the centre ‘slit,’ fold the cover over the tag, and pull the button through the ‘buttonhole’.

And there you go, you have a cute little tag for your tea bag!

Now all you need to do is make that cup of tea!

Friday, 5 May 2017

Cutlery Pocket

This has got to be one of my favourite 'to-dos' in our current issue! I just had to share it! Pop a little creativity into your day with this quick project!

Such a simple and cute way to lay out a special, girly picnic! Pop your cutlery for each guest inside each pocket. Maybe even add a flower or a little card!

Make it easy and just use hot glue or clear drying craft glue (hot glue is much better for those who are keen to get on with the project!) or practice your hand-sewing skills and use a running stitch instead of glue.

You'll need: 
back pocket from an old pair of jeans
glue - hot glue or clear craft glue (or needle and thread)

Cut the back pocket out of the jeans (keep the back fabric on it)
Trim the back fabric close to the edge of the pocket to neaten it up
Fold the pocket in half and mark the centre line on the back of the pocket
Use glue to attach pocket sides down the centre line (or stitch instead of glue)
Decorate the pocket by wrapping lace and/or ribbon around it. Anchor with glue or stitching
Attach buttons

Now, all there is to do - place a spoon, knife and fork in the pocket and head off for a picnic!!

PS You'll find this in Issue 12, available here

Happy crafting and being creative!