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Christmas project challenge…falling way behind…. Day 10: upcycled gingerbread man t-shirt

Arrggghh…..! I have fallen so far behind schedule…I’ll do my best to catch up!!

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Last year I made a felt gingerbread man and then sewed it onto a t-shirt for my baby. To re-use it this year, I cut the old t-shirt and machine sewed it on to a new t-shirt, for my (now) toddler to wear this year.

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Christmas project challenge, day 9: Gold footprints

There is nothing cuter than little tiny footprints.

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I took the opportunity while my toddler was occupied in the high chair to stamp a couple of footprints and turned them into Christmas tags to put on presents.

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Christmas project challenge , day 8: Reindeer Brownies

This is my favourite brownie recipe. It turns out fudgey and delicious every time, and you can add different flavourings as you like.

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(Refer to my Zombie brownies post for the recipe). I omitted the cherries and added some cinnamon.

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For the reindeers you will need: pretzels, mini M and M’s, and larger M and M’s or another red lolly, e.g. Jaffas. I used a little melted chocolate to stick everything together.

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Christmas project challenge, day 4 and 5: Christmas bow ties

I’m justifying this as a double header because technically it is two bow ties, a toddler one and an adult one (for father and son to wear on Christmas Day)

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(Note: I still need to take a photo of the finished product, with elastic and being worn by the boys).

Start with a rectangle of fabric (I wanted to make mine comically large, so that it was a funny Christmas accessory).

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Fold in half with right sides together, and sew together, but leave the ends open.

The flatten with seam in the middle.

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Cut out a piece of calico (or other stiff fabric), and pin onto the bow tie (still with right sides together, and leave one end open).

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Once sewn, turn right sides out. Then neaten up the open end and fold in as necessary then top sew both ends.

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Now cut another small rectangle, fold in half and ses, then wrap it around the middle of the bow tie.

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Hand sew some elastic to the back of the bow tie.

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