Adorable Handmade Soft Toys

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From the super cute to the super creepy-cool! This is a lookbook of my favourite handmade soft toys sourced from Pinterest. I searched “simple handmade soft toys”. With Christmas right round the corner I think its time to plug in my sewing machine and have some fun!

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Gifts For Dad

heaven bag briefcaseBriefcase by Heaven Bag. You should be amazed to discover this beautiful leather bag only costs $108-00.

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Mini Melbourne make these fun crocheted Viking hats for people of all sizes. Handmade at just $45-00. Love these!

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Enpundit show you how to hand make this rustic pencil holder. Cost = time and tools.

0a0d77088cc65b3c6c28bd944bfff1dcBittle and Burley from Brooklyn make a small range of lovely things for men. Each handkerchief will set you back $16-39. Things for boysThings For Boys has an on-line tutorial showing you how to make this very practical travel shoe bag for him. Interesting site for all things crafty!

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Lifetime Leather Co. custom make these keepsake toiletry bags and much more. They are a classic and stylish gift and cost $97-00.

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Cool Material leather cord roll is such a great and portable idea for all those annoying tech cords! $45-00

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Cool Material aprons are $80-00. This site is truly wonderful for man gifts. Following are some other ideas from Cool Material:

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Key tools (above), $6-95, and a mermaid bottle opener (below) $10-00.mermaidlifestyle_grande

Zombie Kettle Bells, $43-00 +, depending on size, plus shipping… Oh my.

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Playing With Recycled Denim

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As I was up-cycling this patchwork denim cushion I used whichever zipper I could find and it happened to be orange. But how cool does it look?

Part of my work is to create a sustainable enterprise engaging marginalised women. A number of our supporters have been donating their used denim to me and so I spent a bit of my holiday time playing with denim possibilities like this patchwork pillow. (Just as an aside, the lovely Jessie from St Kilda Mums suggested I pop down to Spotlight and grab some of their generic branded feather pillows for cushion inserts. Oh. My. I squashed the insert in so the pillow is smaller than a standard bed pillow, and it feels so plush and posh.) Also just surfed Pinterest and uploaded a bunch of very awesome and imaginative products made out of recycled denim. Take a look!6a5787c2e05f8c2c548a1fa4a3914a10

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New Men’s Range: Plush Quilted Wheat Bags

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This year I have decided to create a range of men’s accessories and home wares as I think there is a shortage in the craft market forum. These wheat bags are quilted for comfort and are all 100% cotton. Cute hey?