How to make a Roman blind for your nursery

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The longest day of the year may have come and gone, but it will still be some time before it’s dark at bedtime and that can make the difficult job of getting a toddler to sleep even more tricky. This is why I decided that it was time to dig out my sewing machine and make a lovely new blackout blind for Baby’s room.Not only did this work by plunging Baby’s room into the darkness that she had come to expect from bedtime, but it also had the added bonus of keeping the sun out of her south facing room, […]

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Review: Craftine Dressmaking Subscription Box

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What is Craftine Craftine is a sewing subscription box which is delivered every other month. The box includes 2 sewing patterns, fabric, notions, and a sweetie at a cost of £29.90 (at time of writing) per box. You can view the Craftine website at www.craftinebox.co.uk Grumpy Mum’s Review I was quite excited to learn about this box as ever since trying Sew A Little Secret last year, I’ve been saying that someone should create a sewing subscription box for dressmaking. Well here it is and it’s not half bad! When it arrived, the subscription box looked pretty and professional, which is […]

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How to turn a cot bumper into unique bunting

How to turn a cot bumper into unique bunting

When I started to prepare Baby’s nursery one of the items I shopped for was a bedding set for her new cot, but no matter where I looked, they all included cot bumpers. While these are usually very pretty the advice from the NHS and the Lullaby Trust is not to use them. Read this Lullaby Trust article for more information https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/parents-should-remove-cot-bumpers/ In the end I settled on a bedding set which included a cot bumper, but I decided that instead of allowing it to gather dust in a draw, I would turn it into some beautiful personalised bunting for […]

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