Happy birthday to Hodge Podge Craft!

Hodge Podge Craft is a whole year old and I’m having a round up of my most popular posts!

I can’t quite believe it’s Hodge Podge Craft’s 1st blogiversary already.  I’ve actually been blogging for just over a year now and it’s been great!  I love trying new craft ideas and sharing them with you.  I’ve also started to follow some awesome craft blogs and have become completely addicted to Pinterest!

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If you’re a regular reader, you will have seen these before, but I thought it would be fun to look at Hodge Podge Craft’s top 5 most popular posts this year.  Here they are in reverse order:

5. 20 reasons to paint rocks

Who knew rock painting would be so much fun?  We enjoyed it so much that I found ANOTHER 20 reasons to paint rocks!

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4. How to make scented candles in a tea cup

I’m especially proud of this scented teacup candle tutorial, as it was one of my first ever posts and they made awesome Christmas gifts for my friends and family last year.

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3. 10 amazing hand-print craft ideas for kids

I’m not surprised this post is so popular – it’s a round up of the best hand print crafts, all of which are totally adorable and EASY to do at any age!

10 amazing handprint craft ideas

2. 10 simple DIY wedding craft ideas

This is a round up of the most gorgeous DIY wedding crafts that are so simple, kids could help make them.  I love weddings, so I did another round up with 10 MORE beautiful DIY wedding crafts.

10 GORGEOUS wedding craft ideas

1. How to make a fantastic, easy-peasy chocolate pirate ship cake in one morning!

This was Pickle’s 3rd birthday cake and I promise it really is an EASY tutorial.  I made this pirate ship cake as part of his DIY pirate party and it looked great (it tasted pretty good too)!

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If you liked these craft ideas and would like to see even more (plus loads of great ideas from other fantastic bloggers), why not follow me on Pinterest?

Thank you for your support in growing Hodge Podge Craft this year.  I hope to carry on learning and improving the blog to bring you many more fun, easy craft tutorials this year!

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164 thoughts on “Happy birthday to Hodge Podge Craft!

  • July 17, 2014 at 9:58 am
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    i love the How to recycle old Christmas cards into mini candy boxes for stocking fillers x

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm
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      Thanks Hayley – you never need to buy a mini gift box again! 😉

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  • July 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm
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    I loved the how to make a chocolate hedgehog cake

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  • July 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm
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    The fairytail lights are my fav. I can do these for my daughters 14th birthday party and come out as SUPER MOM!

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  • July 18, 2014 at 11:32 am
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    how to make the minion costume

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  • July 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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    I love your How to cross-stitch your family as it helped me personalise my hand made cross stitched cards!

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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      Wow – I would love to see those Tracy (post a pic on my Facebook wall?)…

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  • July 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    I like the fairy lights post

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  • July 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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    I found How to make scented candles in a teacup very useful. My friend collects the teacups for me at boot sales and then I make the candles and we give them out as presents.

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  • July 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    The minion costume one is my fave x

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  • July 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm
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    The Fairy Lights

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  • July 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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    My favourite is the minion costumes! and the pirate cake, but there are so many I love! happy birthday!

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  • July 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm
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    Spring activities for kids

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  • July 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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    Really like the boat!
    kids would love!

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    • July 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm
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      Thanks Nasheem – they were totally blown-away by the firework cannons!

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  • July 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm
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    LOVE THE BOAT XX

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  • July 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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    I love the chocolate hedgehog cake

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  • July 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm
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    We made the best chocolate hedgehog cake, I think he should of had a few more choccy spines, but with a 2 and 3 yer old helping he was a bit on the bald side heehee

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    • July 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
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      Awww, that’s part of the chef’s perks, isn’t it Hannah? 😉

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  • July 20, 2014 at 1:26 am
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    The minion costume

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  • July 20, 2014 at 9:50 am
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    My kids, grand kids love love love craft, but I’m always left picking up glue,felt ,wool, pipe cleaners ,paper etc etc etc

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    • July 22, 2014 at 10:06 pm
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      Haha – oh yes, I know that feeling Tom… When it’s fine, we always try to craft outside & minimise clean-up! 😉

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  • July 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm
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    The Fairy Lights

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  • July 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm
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    My Favourite Project has to have been the lovely candles in lovely old Teacups!They just looked Divine.Had lots of great comments!I made loads for family and friends!!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 6:12 am
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    The toddler section of the 10 easy crafts for kids 🙂

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  • July 21, 2014 at 6:57 am
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    the cardboard castle!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 8:22 am
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    I loved your post about making scented candles in teacups, I’ve had my eyes peeled for nice teacups in charity shops ever since 😀

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  • July 21, 2014 at 8:22 am
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    Making the candles in tea cups is something i have wanted to do for a while and now i might try to attempt this,

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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      Honestly, it is so much easier than it looks Justine and everyone loves them!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 8:47 am
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    rock painting is brilliant, great idea for summer hols x

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    • July 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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      Thanks Claire – it’s great, as it costs nothing and you can do something totally different every time 🙂

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  • July 21, 2014 at 10:16 am
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    Wow I have just found your blog and it is fantastic and perfect timing just before the 6 weeks summer holiday. We can’t wait to make the minion hats – so simple yet so effective 🙂

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  • July 21, 2014 at 10:20 am
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    Duck Tape Brazilian Samba Dancer Craft – loved these!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 10:39 am
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    The Cardboard Castle is FAB!!

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  • July 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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    My grandson says the boat.

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  • July 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    I love the rock painting project. I have done this with children of all ages, Great fun.

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    • July 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm
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      Absolutely – from babies through to adults – who doesn’t enjoy painting rocks, right? 😉

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  • July 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm
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    The candles in the teacups are the cutest!

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    • July 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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      Thanks Natasha – I was so pleased with the way they turned out 🙂

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  • July 22, 2014 at 1:50 am
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    I love the candles in the tea cups

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  • July 22, 2014 at 8:08 am
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    I love the rock painting. Simple and cheap x

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  • July 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm
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    I like the rock painting

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  • July 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm
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    the easy origami elephant tutorial

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  • July 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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    The hedgehog cake, it reminds me of a birthday cake I had when I was littlw

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  • July 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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    I love the ship cake. Our wedding cake had a ship that we made out of polymer clay – I wish this tutorial had been around back then though. We would have made it. 🙂

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm
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      Oh wow – I bet that was fab Liska! Why a ship – do you both sail?

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  • July 24, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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    The pirate cake is brilliant I love your site so inspiring even for people like me who arn’t born artistic Happy Birthday and many more x

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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      Thank you Teresa! I do like to post crafts that we can ALL have a go at 😀

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  • July 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm
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    I love the hedgehog cake so cute 🙂

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm
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    I love the boat.

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  • July 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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    Teacup Candles Ive wanted to know how to do them for ages x

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  • July 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm
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    The hedgehog cake, so cute xx

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  • July 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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    The boat 🙂

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  • July 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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    i love the scented candle in a teacup post 🙂

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  • July 27, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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    How to make a baby keepsake shadowbox was my favourite

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm
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      Thanks Mandy – it is great to have all those tiny things together on view and not hiding in the loft!

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  • July 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm
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    I love the candles in the tea cups

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  • July 28, 2014 at 6:41 am
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    The cardboard castle is my favourite.

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  • July 28, 2014 at 10:58 am
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    rock painting is my favourite xx

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  • July 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm
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    painting rocks! Given me some inspiration on what to do with my son over the summer holidays

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  • July 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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    I love the Bookpage jars!

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  • July 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm
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    Candles in a teacup are fab. x

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  • July 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    The origami elephant, so simple when you know how but looks great.

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  • July 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm
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    Love the handprint crafts 🙂

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  • July 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm
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    The boat is brilliant.

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  • July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm
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    Loved the posts on facebook about the very hungry caterpillar stones, used to paint stones and little rocks when I was younger.

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  • July 28, 2014 at 11:10 pm
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    rock painting

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  • July 28, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    Love the scented candle in a tea cup

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  • July 29, 2014 at 6:18 am
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    Love the crochet owl cushion. So cute and amazing colours x

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  • July 29, 2014 at 8:54 am
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    I love the boat.

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  • July 29, 2014 at 9:54 am
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    Teacup scented candles.

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  • July 29, 2014 at 10:47 am
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    I love the sewing projects, because I can’t thread a needle and I have to teach basic sewing to a class of kids……. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP

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    • August 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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      Ha – ANYONE can cross-stitch Elaine (that’s why I love it)… 😉

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  • July 29, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    The wooden boat is the favourite

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  • July 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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    The boat is brillaint

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  • July 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm
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    love the painting stones, ours aren’t quite so good!

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  • July 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    The boat is our family favourite 🙂

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  • July 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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    The fairy Lights!

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  • July 29, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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    the boat xx

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  • July 30, 2014 at 2:56 am
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    i really like the boat

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  • July 30, 2014 at 7:16 am
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    The minion costume

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  • July 30, 2014 at 7:34 am
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    I love the Easy Origami Elephant Tutorial! My little girl absolutely loves her elephant!

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  • July 30, 2014 at 9:43 am
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    I love your pebble and rock painting ideas the best!

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  • July 30, 2014 at 9:49 am
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    The Cardboard Castle looks great 🙂

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  • July 30, 2014 at 10:23 am
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    I’m new to your blog but loved the hedgehog cake

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    • August 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm
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      Thanks Jacqueline – it’s super simple, which is why I love it! 😉

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  • July 30, 2014 at 11:12 am
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    The hedgehog cake 🙂

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  • July 30, 2014 at 11:15 am
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    The minion costume – brilliant!!

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  • July 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm
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    we love paining stones and putting magic words on them 😀

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  • July 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm
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    i think it`s all great, im just doing my planning for rainbows and brownies autumn term and i`ve got some great ideas now, Thank you!

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  • July 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm
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    I love the idea of recycling my old cards

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    • August 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm
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      Save money and trees – what could be better (or easier) Pam? 😉

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  • July 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm
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    The fairytail lights

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  • July 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm
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    The minion costume!

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  • July 30, 2014 at 8:38 pm
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    I love the Chocolate Pirate Ship and so would my boys

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