It’s a gloriously sunny Good Friday and we are open today from 10-5. Unfortunately, the sunshine is not set to continue into the Easter weekend but never fear, we have lots of kits and projects to keep the kids entertained on a wet bank holiday.
Buttoonies are an ingenious use of buttons and pre cut foam shapes to make up into a wide variety of creations from pirates to penguins via pigs, sheep and birds. They are scored for difficulty on a scale of 1-10 and at just £4 each, it would be great fun to collect the whole set.
Fabulous Pompoms by Alistair MacDonald contains 20 projects using the pom poms to make everything from Easter chicks to bunnies and bunting. Using the clever Clover Pompom makers just about anyone can make a pompom and we have them in sizes from 2-11cm.
Gifts in a Tin
Gifts in a Tin are beautifully presented in a hight quality tin and are a perfect introduction to sewing for young children. They contain a mostly assembled creature with designs including lambs, puppies and teddy bears that just need stuffing and sewing closed. Most kits also contain an accessory to add play value such as a feeding bottle for the lambs. They allow for quick results while still leaving a feeling of achievement.
For older children there are also sock animals in a tin. These are complete kits with needles, thread and comprehensive photo instructions. Just cut up the sock and sew back together to make your own companion, be it zebra, monkey or owl! All Gifts in a Tin cost £10 except for the smaller sock owl which is just £6.
Juko Designs weaving kits contain everything you need to weave either a bracelet or a bag. The cardboard loom comes ready warped so is all ready to go and full colour instructions are also included. Bracelet kits cost £10 and make 2 bracelets while bag kits cost £14 and show you how to work in the round so there’s no sewing up later.
Fat Cat Cross Stitch Kits are a prefect introduction to the craft for those with no prior experience. They have bold designs with block colours and comprehensive instructions. The Easy Peasy kits contain easy to stitch binca and thick tapestry wool for younger children while the Sew Simple kits contain aida and embroidery cotton allowing for slightly more detailed designs. The kits cost between £6.95 and £7.95.