Nanny was the same. She could draw beautifully, paint, and the Christmas craft- Oh My Santa.
I'd like to think that I've inherited the crafty gene.
The boys are now finally old enough to really get into being crafty. We've been saving up toilet rolls, plastic trays, yoghurt tubs and googly eyes since they were born, and now is the time to use them.
I said to Andy the other day, "What do you want to do?" And he replied, "Arse and Craft".
I guess there will be lots of craft posts to come, but for now, this is about my
This idea came from my sister-in-law Belinda, who's friend made my nephew a lovely fringed blanket.
You Will Need
2 complementary lengths of polar fleece (I used 120cm x 120cm)
1) Lay the first piece of fabric right side down and the second piece right side up (so shit bits together)- no, I'm not a sewer.
2) Bang a few pins into all four sides just to keep it together. The polar fleece isn't slippery so if you don't have pins, don't worry about it.
3) Just doing one side at a time snip down about 9cm (3.5 inches) and about 2-3cm (1 inch) apart.
4) Ready, now the tricky bit. Knot each snip in a double knot. Make sure you try to make the underside fabric knot to the top side. So, my blanket has yellow fringe on the blue, and blue on the yellow. Do all four sides. You'll need to snip off a couple of knots on each of the corners to make it work.
The double polar fleece is great for a floor blanket, giving your little ones the warmth and comfort they need to have some tummy time. It would also look great cot or pram size. Just remember to add an extra 6 inches to the size you need to allow enough for the knots.