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Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

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“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”


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  • Merlinda Little The riddles game reminds me of that Tom Hanks film called Da Vinci Code! Its so awesome and sadly I am not very good with... 25 Feb
  • Louisa Your code wheels sound like great fun. My daughter is also fond of riddles and is always testing me with them. I enjoy the thought... 24 Feb
  • Craft Mother Absolutely. It ticks so many boxes but, most importantly, captures their imagination and creativity. Hope your son enjoys it in the future. 24 Feb
  • Craft Mother Never easy, but worth the effort. I need to keep reminding myself. 24 Feb
  • Christy I love the idea of riddle solving and hidden messages. Creative and gets them thinking! I'll definitely be using this when my son is older.... 24 Feb
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Happy Christmas

needle felted reindeerHope you had a good day.

needle felted reindeer and dachshundI finished making a few more presents in time to give the children.

needle felted reindeer polar bear and dachshund

A polar bear, a dachshund and a reindeer.

needle felted polar bearAll the secret crafting and finger stabbing was worth it. Just to see their faces. They are hoping that this is the start of a new making tradition.


Happy holidays.

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4 Responses to Happy Christmas

  • Val says:

    Happy Christmas !
    your children are very lucky the animals look lovely Well done!

    • Craft Mother says:

      Thanks, Val. First time using pipecleaners to form the shape. Much easier to make the legs. Hopefully I’ll find an excuse to make some more animals.

  • Oh my, just too adorable for words! And i know the feeling of what we’ll go through to make little things for our kids, I generally end up staying up all night! Great to see you back at craft schooling Sunday and looking forward to seeing many more great projects from you in 2016!

    • Craft Mother says:

      Thank you, Sara. I had so much fun making them. Used a slightly different technic, so doubly pleased at how they turned out. Looking for another excuse to make some more, but trying to avoid filling up their bedrooms.

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