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About littlewhitecottage

Emma is a qualified teacher with 14 years of teaching in many different settings. From teaching adults and children at a music school to choosing to work in a demanding primary school that was failing (which meant moving from an outstanding school – her colleagues were aghast!) to running her own sewing business for the last 5 ½ years teaching all ages how to sew: Emma loves to teach.

How to make a simple patchwork quilt part 1 – Working out the size, design and fabric needed.

My Thursday evening sewing ladies are making their very first patchwork quilt. Patchwork quilts can take a long time to complete which often makes it quite a daunting task to even start for beginner sewers and some intermediate sewers. There … Continue reading

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Thank God my eldest can read!! (Or ‘Who needs Sat Nav!!’)

Today we all got in Merry (our new mini) and drove off down the lane very excitedly for our first big adventure together. Actually it wasn’t that being in Merry was necessarily the big adventure it was more the fact … Continue reading

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We’ve been looking at ‘How to be a Knight’ this week and the boys decided that the first thing you needed as a Knight was armour. We read books about knights and Tobes and Hen thought that anyone without armour … Continue reading

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Paper Craft 5 – How to Make a ‘Chatterbox’

How to make a ‘chatterbox!’ Take 1 page of an old magazine and fold it as in the photo… Fold the top rectangle over… Rip the rectangle off. Now you’ve made a square with your page. Open out the square … Continue reading

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Paper craft 4 – Flowers

Here’s how to make a bunch of flowers using leftover magazine paper… Take apart an old magazine… Take 1 sheet of paper and cut it in half… Roll it up starting with the widest part of the paper. Cut a … Continue reading

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Bum cream? I salute you!

When I was in hospital after having my first son a kind lady popped her head round the door and handed me the bounty pack (in Britain all mum’s are given a plastic bag full of leaflets and ‘stuff’ from companies … Continue reading

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Those that have been wronged (or even have a perception of being wronged) quite often say ‘oh well, what goes around comes around’, and ‘it’s Karma’ both meaning that eventually the person who wronged them will get some sort of … Continue reading

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