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Making a Lampshade with Children

Making a Lampshade with Children

Making a lampshade with children is easy if you use a kit from a company such as Dannells.  In a kit, you get everything you need - the PVC, rings, tape, and a tool to tuck in the fabric.  My two lovely helpers are going to show you how to make a lampshade today!  We are using fabric which they... View more
Printing Linocuts onto Fabric

Printing Linocuts onto Fabric

For Halloween this year, I tried out a new technique - using a linocut to print directly onto fabric.  It has been a fun way of spending time with my daughter!  Last week, I shared how we worked together to adapt a cheap top and made it into a cloak.  This week, we will look at how we printed a... View more
Sewing a Halloween Outfit

Sewing a Halloween Outfit

Most Halloweens, I plan Estelle's outfit months in advance - and create a fabric specially to sew an outfit!  Here is the last outfit I designed, using my Skeleton Fabric.  (If you'd like to learn how to sew an elasticated skirt - a super easy project - click here).    This year, however, I've been really lacking energy.  I've been battling on-going... View more