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Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

By Ann, Athy Library Everyday versatile apron, no ties, no belts.. It’s just a bunch of rectangles.. If you can sew a straight line .. this project is for you! Materials Needed● 1 meter Material, cotton heavy cotton, linenor whatever you have available.● Thread to match, Cutting mat, Rotary Cutter,Measuring Tape, Pins, Scissors and a… Continue reading Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

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Egg Cozies (a short fun project)

-- great idea for a thoughtful handmade Christmas Gift, maybe!(make a set of six in contrasting colours) By Ann, Athy Library Skill Level: Super Easy.Size: to fit an average size egg.Materials: DK or 4ply wool, colours of yourchoice. 3.25mm needles. Wool sewing needle.(oh, yes! ..and a fork.)Abbreviationsapprox : ApproximatelyK: knitRS: right sidest(s): stitchesWS: wrong side… Continue reading Egg Cozies (a short fun project)

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Felt Finger Puppets

Craft by Sheila, Leixlip Library Today I thought we could make some finger puppets! I have chosen a sheep and a lion. Maybe after you can have fun doing a puppet show. What you will need to make the puppets: Felt in a few colours. I’ve used dark brown, black, toffee colour and white. Card… Continue reading Felt Finger Puppets

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Party Wreath Craft

Craft by Sheila, Leixlip library You could hang this wreath up for your birthday party or just to brighten up the house. It’s a simple craft and fun to make. What you will need : A wire hanger or a florist wire wreath, Scissors andDifferent colours of crepe paper  Cut stripes of crepe paper about… Continue reading Party Wreath Craft

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5 Fun Activities for Big and Little Children

By Aideen Kerr It’s a difficult time for everyone right now, but it’s especially tough on those who are either home alone, or those trying to juggle working from home with minding children. I’ve put together a list of fun activities for people of all ages, big kids like myself, and little kids who are… Continue reading 5 Fun Activities for Big and Little Children

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Stitched Easter Card

Craft supplied by Mary in Maynooth. Materials: Blank Card - Card used in this project is 5.5 inches by 4 inches. Embroidery Thread, Tapestry Needle (rounded tip - no point).  A Larger Needle e.g. a Darning Needle, Scissors, Polystyrene block / (Packaging or layered towel.) Sellotape, Double Sided Tape, Foam Adhesive dots/squares and Glue Stick.… Continue reading Stitched Easter Card