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I was sent a sample pack of Around The World by Makower UK. Sample packs usually have 10″ squares but this one was a bit different- they included a full panel! It had the panel of a world map, and nine 10″ squares of the coordinating fabrics. It’s a lovely children’s design – the map…

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These challenges certainly get your brain thinking.  Some themes come readily to mind, whereas others require some thinking about.  I thought when I picked baby socks it would be easy.  However, this one took a bit of thinking about.  Generally, I would have liked to make a wall hanging or cushion, but that would have…

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Have you got too many fat quarters gathering dust? Two of them can rather quickly be turned into a really useful little bag. For newborns, the bag is perfect for a few nappies, wet wipes, bottle, muslin, dummy, nappy creme and a spare baby grow. When the kids get older, they love to use them…

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I think the Craft Cotton Co are quickly becoming one of my favourite fabric companies.  The quality of the fabric is superb and the latest batch of design are fantastic.  I have been given the privilege of reviewing the range called Lily Pad by Debbie Shore.  Even the name of it evokes happy pictures in…

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My great-niece recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Edward, so writing a blog featuring a hand sewn baby item was perfect timing for me. I found a wonderful free reversible bib pattern and tutorial by Amy Beckman at Simply Small Wonders. the pattern comes in three sizes, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 2-3…

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A special baby needs a special present – here’s an idea for a personalised and unusual gift which will be useful for years. This card hanger can string along a wall, or over a door, and because an alphabet is included, you can add any name you want. Each square unit can also hold a…

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I love making and to make to satisfy someone’s special needs and requirements is so very satisfying. Being asked to make this changing bag means a lot and I know it will mean so much to the recipients. If all the supplies had been delivered on time, I could have showed you the finished item…

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If you have been around young children, as a parent, grandparent or friend, you have probably seen the sack-like things the toddlers sit in when it’s a bit cold or to protect them from the sun? These footmuffs / cosytoes / bunting bags, or whatever you like to call them, are super-handy as they are…

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As May is themed as baby month I’d thought I’d talk about memory quilts. Those quilts made from the clothes and fabrics that remind us of past times; the babygrow that you brought them home from hospital in, the first funny t-shirt or the special outfit that Nanny bought. (Although in my case, she really…

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Long, long ago (well, it feels like it), when Maxi Mister was small and Mini hadn’t arrived, I decided to make some of the things I knew I needed for when Mini did pop out. Maxi had been cloth-nappied until potty training, so we had also used washable changing mats. By washable, I mean bung…

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I’m delighted to be involved in the UKQU baby event and thought I would make a baby’s taggie. I needed some hand stitching to make the most of the beautiful sunny days, something to stitch in the garden..perfection! It’s a long time since I have done any EPP (english paper piecing for newbies) and really…

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With our UKQU Baby Feature coming soon (watch for further announcements) and our Bloggerati busily preparing for it we can’t resist showing you this lovely new range from Makower UK. Its full of bouncing bunnies, little chicks and fluffy sheep and co-ordinates perfectly with the 920 Gingham and Multi Stars too with a soft range…