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Dungaree dress twinning! Emily and Mary sewing patterns.

By Julia Claridge | November 7, 2020
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This was always going to be on the cards after the release of the Emily dungaree dress sewing pattern! Mummy and daughter twinning!! I made the Emily and Mary dungaree dress patterns from my range of patterns in a fine stretch terracotta needle cord. The fabric is really easy to work with and very comfortable…

The nearly PR&P entry – Fun, function & forever.

By Julia Claridge | December 6, 2019
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It has been so exciting taking part in season 22 Project run and play competition. This week was the final, sadly I didn’t make it through to officially publish my entry for the competition. Quite early on in the planning for this competition I knew I needed to be well on the way if not…

Project run and play – Vacation exploration

By Julia Claridge | November 26, 2019
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I’m very excited to be here in week 2 of Project run and play season 22. This week the theme is holiday fashion. We are heading fast towards the Christmas holidays so it seemed appropriate to design clothing for these upcoming holidays. I’m a big believer in nurturing my children’s interests, its exciting as a…

Project Run and Play- entry 1 – Destination back yard!

By Julia Claridge | November 19, 2019
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Here is my first entry for Project run and Play season 22. The theme for this weeks entry is location, ‘to showcase what makes the location the BEST!’ I was actually away on a mini family break when the email arrived with the details of the first theme. We were staying in a log cabin…

Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina

World book day – Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina.

By Julia Claridge | March 4, 2018
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Last week there was much excitement about the yearly event – World book day. This always entails rustling up some sort of costume which is now automatically understood  will be a Mummy make. I don’t think my kids even know that you can actually buy costumes for such events! Last year was my little boys…

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Happy Halloween – Handmade kids dressing up costumes.

By Julia Claridge | November 3, 2017
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Halloween for the last couple of years has coincided with trading at the Big Textile show in Leicester, which has meant spare time has been a bit limited. As my kids are now a bit older and not having such huge growth spurts I suggested they might wear last years vampire costumes again! However that…

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Cosmic space themed birthday party.

By Julia Claridge | September 13, 2017
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The weekend marked the second major family event of the year! My little boys 6th birthday party! It’s quite a daunting prospect to start the organising of another birthday party so soon after my little girls party but I always ensure I put the same amount of effort into both. This year I’m not sure…

holiday wardrobe

mix and match super quick holiday wardrobe.

By Julia Claridge | August 9, 2017
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Despite having zero time left before setting off for a family holiday a few weeks ago, I was really determined to make a mini quick, practical holiday collection of clothing for each of my kids. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, I now pretty much make all my own clothes since I set myself…

unicorn themed

A creative unicorn themed eighth birthday party!

By Julia Claridge | July 14, 2017
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Last week we celebrated my daughters eighth birthday, which of course meant party time! A few years ago my sister said to me I had made a rod for my own back by creating elaborate birthday parties. She was indeed right! The minute one of my kids is nearing their birthday they begin asking about…

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My first handmade clothes – aged 5 and 7

By Julia Claridge | June 5, 2017
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A few weeks ago after writing a couple of articles about how and when I started sewing it occurred to me that my kids are now similar ages to when I first fell in love with the sewing machine. Though they have both used my sewing machines they hadn’t up to this point made anything…

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