DIY Pretty Pen Pal Letter Paper

I first signed up for the Creative Pen Pal swap at One Crafty Mumma, and then delved in deeper into the pen pal world by signing up for a couple of quilting pen pal groups. I am loving it! It’s so exciting to get a handwritten letter in the mail, and it’s fun writing letters. And of course it’s just another excuse to play with paper! I have a adorable letter paper pad, but sometimes, I just want to try making some too. The best thing is you can use any plain paper – lined, graph, plain – and whatever stickers and tape you have lying around!

This one uses some washi tape cut into banners/flags, and I used a sticker to embellish.

Here I used some washi to line one edge, and then use a clear acrylic sticker to coordinate with the pretty rainbow washi.

This one used one of my favourite washi – a scallop lace print! And the green bow? Actually a sticky note! I just added some extra glue to make sure it didn’t come off.

I’ve been collecting a few inspirational ideas to try on Pinterest on my Creative Pen Pals board – check them out!

All Wrapped Up: 5 gift wrapping ideas


I love giving (and receiving) gifts all wrapped up pretty!  I mean really, who doesn’t.  I’m a big fan of the kraft paper rolls  from Inky co. and twine from Whimsy Farm Twine.  I pretty much use these for all my wrapping but I’m always inspired by what others use and do to wrap a [...]

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{Reader Tutorial} 30 Minute Basic Skirt

mini skirt tutorial

Roslyn over at Sew Delicious has created this super simple skirt tutorial that you can whip up in just 30 minutes. You could create one for every day of the week! See the full tutorial at Sew Delicious

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Weekly Wrap


Another week of craftiness here at And Sew We Craft with a new round of lovelies from our Contributors – Enjoy! {Cate wrote about some blogging etiquette – always good to know!} {Alyce talked about finishing the top and the backing of her Bright Sky Quilt Along this week} {Tonya shared some fabric cutting tips} [...]

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Weekend Stacks


  Look at this prettiness on my work table this week! This is part of a fat quarter bundle of Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, that I’m using for my Aussie Aviatrix Quiltalong quilt. I am absolutely loving how these colours work together.   What fabric is birghtening your workspace this week?

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Frozen-inspired tiaras


It was my daughter’s fourth birthday last weekend, and as she’s obsessed with the movie, we had to have Frozen-themed party. There were mainly 3 to 5-year-olds at the party, I planned some simple craft activities for them, starting with this Elsa-inspired tiara: I had some cardboard crown templates in my craft stash, so I [...]

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Getting to Know You Update: The Crafty Mummy

large tote bag

I noticed a couple of the girls wrote ‘Getting to Know You’ posts recently so I went back and read the post about me when I became a Contributor here at And Sew We Craft way back in December 2011. Wow! I didn’t realise it had been that long ago! I’ve written 231 posts since [...]

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Getting to Know You :: Rachel

I noticed Amy’s post from Saturday, and realised I haven’t done a Getting to Know You post either yet, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon today & share a bit about me. 1.Where are you from? I’m a country girl, born and bred. I live with my family (one husband, four children, one [...]

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Wish List Wednesday- Getting Organised for 2015


  So I’m starting to think about 2015 and that fact that I probably should jump on the bullet journally train but I also want to finally satisfying my urge to own a Filofax 2015 Personal Organizer*. So needless to say this little baby is on my wishlist at the moment. It’s my birthday next [...]

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{Reader Tutorial} Scrappy reversible Halloween table mats


  Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over. Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table setting. These mats are quick and easy to make and fun. Make them any size you like, [...]

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