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clay gift tags | movita beaucoup

diy clay gift tags/ornaments

Lemme start by saying I didn’t invent clay, gift tags, or clay gift tags. But I do cherish any opportunity to make other people feel inferior over the holidays. Crafting my own clay gift tags makes me look super committed to the holiday season without putting in a lot of effort. The fact that they can alternate as tree ornaments […]

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ballerina peg dolls | movita beaucoup

ballerina peg dolls {cake toppers}

Hosting a ballet themed party? Hoping to wow guests with your wood? These little ballerinas should do the trick. Use to decorate cupcakes or cake, or distribute them as party favours. Even better: put fire on their heads. Materials: peg dolls, drill, pencil & eraser, acrylic craft paint, small paint brushes, fine-tip marker, mini pom-poms, glue, thin ribbon […]

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fabric flags

how to make fabric flags

. . . Do you like little flags and banners? Of course you do. Everybody does. And don’t you think they’d be perfect on top of, say, a birthday cake? Sure you do. You could probably even find other uses for them. And I bet you’re thinking: movita, I can’t make my own fabric flags! […]

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sewing the hem

how to sew curtains (tutorial)

. . . Our basement/rec room/man-cave has been in desperate need of some privacy curtains. Curtains that will allow light to come in through the small windows, but also keep people from seeing us in our pyjamas when we watch television. When you’re this cute, you live in constant fear of kidnapping. You’ll need: fabric […]

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felt gnome tutorial | movita beaucoup

how to make wee felt gnomes/knomes

Last week I hosted my annual Gnome Making Workshop. I host one every December because at this time of year my students are basically useless. They are tired, over-worked and desperate to head home for the holidays. They grow dumber every day. So, a few years ago I invited Kate Mitchell, a graduate of our […]

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