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Trying out my new stamps

I recently had a lovely long weekend in Hobart, Tasmania and came across this lovely little shop called Caravan – in the window were some beautiful wooden elephant and camel stamps and I knew that I just had to buy one!

After spending a good while exploring all that the shop had to offer, I finally decided on 4 new stamps:


My favourite is the fish… then the baby elephant. I couldn’t wait to get home and test them on some fabric!

I finally got round to using the stamps, along with some others I had stashed, and am very happy with how they turned out.

I used 4 different colours on a sponge roller to create the different colours on the stamps – the fabric pieces are great samples and can’t wait to get them printed on projects and gifts for people!

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Easter Crafts – My first Easter in Sydney

I had my first Easter in Sydney this year and everywhere, apart from some cinemas and restaurants, is closed on Good Friday! Which ruined my plans – more things are opened on Easter Sunday!As this meant my plans to go shopping were no longer going to work out, I decided I would make some little easter decorations. I made a couple of little rabbits, a chick hatching as well as decorating some egg shaped pieces of felt – will add some ribbon to these so I can hang them up.Easter Crafts

I normally celebrate Easter at home with my family, and although not a religious occasion at our house, the Easter bunny always makes a visit and my mum will get the Easter decorations out. Being away from home this year meant that I had to celebrate Easter a bit differently and make my own decorations. They also make great little presents for little people!

 

Easter handmade felt

I have put together some templates for you to download and make your own Easter themed items.

I also found a really good Easter Egg Cupcake Recipe – I have made these so many times now that I can do it with my eyes closed (you can use rice pops)! Baking is a big part of home life especially for big occasions like Easter and Christmas.

Easter Cakes

 

If you have any Easter crafts that you would like to share, let me know.