Its been a while…. (and a cheeky plug)

Gosh i have been so busy with the boys, preparing for christmas and crafting i have really put my blog on the back burner. 

Over the past month or so i have been making christmas papercuts, teachers gifts and a few commission pieces. My little facebook page  https://m.facebook.com/littlecutoflove Has been set up and seems to have had a good reception.  if you would like to view my work so far please pop over and have a look, if you like what you see please leave a like 🙂

But for the meantime i leave you  with a few sneak peek of some of my work.

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I hope to see you there.

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It’s back….

I have my love of crafting back :0) i got stuck in a bit of a rut when i was pregnant with o. I couldn’t  sit for long and felt pretty awful most of the time, so it was put on the back burner.  Well o is 7 months now and i have definitely fallen in love with making pretty things again.

Since o was born i have started to learn the art of paper cutting. Once the boys are in bed i get going and start creating, which has resulted in a fair few late night as i just can’t stop onces i start.  At the moment i have made a few gifts, but hope to set up a little business if the interest is there.

So here are a few cuts that i have been working on.

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I think I’ve caught the bug….

So the other day i decided i wanted to try the craft paper cutting, i have always liked the finished product and wanted something to do onces the boys were in bed. I decided to start with something simple and choose Rapunzel and the tower. I was happy with the finished product and when little man saw it he said “mummy can you do me a spiderman please”

So today i cut him a spiderman,  Hulk, Batman and Thor. He absolutely loved them. We just need to back them on coloured card and frame in some nice deep box frames ready to be hung on his bedroom wall.

I think i have caught the paper cutting bug!!

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Here is my first attempt of paper cutting…. Rapunzel and the tower.

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Craft storage sorted…..

So the little man has loads of art things, pens, pencils,  paints, stamps, stickers the list is endless. We had them stored all over his room in different boxes/bags. I wanted them all in one place looking neat and out the way ( you can never trust a 4 year old with pens and wallpaper)

I was recently given some sweet pots that my mum had used at her wedding,  I instantly knew they would make great storage containers, and better still the art storage solution would be fixed. I am really pleased with how it looks and it gave me a great reason to sort though all his bits and have a clear out.

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How do you store your littles one toys/art bits?

Entertaining a little one….

I try and get my little man involved in all types of crafts. Sometimes they keep him occupied for some time, others only 5 mins. I thought that I would do a quick post of what we have been upto today.

1st we decorated gingerbread men. He really enjoyed doing these, he made one for himself and one for Daddy (as he had to go into work today).

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He enjoyed eating it the most ;0)

Little man then wanted to make daddy a picture to go with his gingerbread so all the art and craft things came out and a great big lovely mess was created.

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We have had a funfilled crafty morning :0) and now snuggled on the sofa watching a boxing day movie.

Have a great day lovelys :0)

How to ~ Felt flower.

So as promised I am posting a tutorial of how too make a simple felt flower. These are really quick, cute and simple and can be used for loads of craft projects.

First of all you will need
*felt
*hotglue gun
*scissors
*flower template (mine is from hobbycraft)
*button
*pin

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Step one

Line your template up and pin to the felt. Remember you we need to get at least 6 flower shapes from your piece of felt.

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Step two

Cut out the flower template shape from the felt.

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You will need to do this at least 6 times, depending on how full you would like the finished flower to look.

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Step three

Once you have the required amount of flowers you would like take the 1st flower felt piece and put a tiny dab of hot glue in the center and fold in half, pressing down firmly. Then put another tiny dab in the centre of the folded half and fold again to make a petal.

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Repeat these process with all the felt pieces you have cut out.

Step four

Out of some of the left over felt cut a small circle that will be used as the base for the flower. Put a large dab of glue in the center of the circle and place the “petals” with the point inwards. 4 will make a good base, then place another 2 on top. The flower will look nice a full by this stage.

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Step 5

Take the button and glue in the centre of the flower to finish it off.

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These little flowers can now be used in all different types of craft projects. I will be attaching mine to a babies headband.

Hope you enjoyed :0)