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Pinspired Craft for Mums

Are you like me and have a slight (ok a little more than a slight) addiction to Pinterest – do you Pin ideas and never get around to doing them well with a little push from the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community I opened up my Crafty Projects for Mum’s board and started to browse all I had pinned.

Pinspired Craft - repairing a dolls push chair

As I browsed staring at me over the side of my laptop was T’s doll’s push chair starting to look a very sorry state and I remembered a post I had pinned a few weeks ago. From Living Well Spending Less I had pinned a “How to” on repairing a dolls stroller – almost identical to the one that T had.

With my smart phone and wallet I headed off on my own to Franklins in Ipswich – a traditional Haberdashery right at the end of the main shopping street and my favourite shop to browse especially when I am on my own to find the supplies to make a new stroller seat for T’s doll. See the store in more details here.

Fabric Shopping for Pininspired Craft Accessing my phone in the shop I was able to see the post details – no wifi in the shop but I had opened the post on the phone and could read it as I went around the shop looking at the fabrics, yarns, ribbons and other little extra’s that are always on display.

There was certain things that I just couldn’t resist as I went around even though they weren’t needed for making the replacement push chair seat — I ended up buying felts – I have a few projects in mind especially for the autumn and winter that I will need that for some yarn – well the dolls need a new blanket and some shirring thread – I want to do some smocking of a dress for T for next summer so I headed home with my purchases.

Pinspired craft the products

Getting time to do crafts for me instead of crafts with the kids is something that doesn’t happen very often so getting my sewing machine, pins and scissors out was a real treat and something that I must do more often. I followed the instructions on the DIY Replacement Doll Stroller Seat – they were so easy to follow as well and cut out my pieces.

Pinspired Craft

I was taught to tack by my mum when sewing but have become lazy over time and now as much as possible pin the pieces together and sew without tacking in place.

Pinspired CraftI will admit something else – I also have a little sewing machine obsession – my Mum has a gorgeous wooden singer that is hand powered and that I love and learnt machine sewing on when I was at home at mine I have my grandmothers electric machine and my own machine – yes I know I don’t need 2 machines but I want them I would have more if we had the space just to look at them. Sewing the curves is not my favourite and adding the bias tape with curves was tough as well. I really need more practice.

Pinning bias tape in place pinspired craftIt’s just a case of practice I think and doing this has inspired me to do more – watch the crafts coming up on Rainy Day Mum for Mum’s. There are so many things on my to do list that I want to make and share with you.

So I guess you’d like to see the finished product right! Well I’m impressed with myself – I’ve replaced the dolls seat for the push chair with a lovely spotty fabric which T will love and actually done one of the many pins that I have pinned as well.

Pinspired CraftOh and my favourite bit – the ribbon that I used to attach the push chair at the top – check it out.

Pinspired CraftSo have you done a craft that you have been inspired by Pinterest – I would LOVE to see it why not leave a link in the comments below so I can check it out – if you include the pin as well I can add that to my Crafty Projects for Mum’s board to inspire me in the future.





Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


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  2. Aww that ribbon is just too cute. I’m obsessed with owls. What a clever idea to do a buggy seat too. I’d never even dream of trying anything like that. It looks amazing! x

  3. This looks fantastic! I hope she liked it. The owl ribbon is adorable and a really lovely touch. I am a sucker for ribbon and have a big box of it at home even though I hardly ever do crafts!

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