Planning a Feel-Good Eco-Christmas

Here are our top tips on how to celebrate a feel-good eco-Christmas and enjoy the festive season whilst reducing your plastic and carbon footprint at the same time. Relax, imperfect is perfect Splodgy, glittery paper ones made by little ...

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A Kids’ Party with a Back to the Future Theme

Patchwork founder Olivia’s son turned ten this month. To celebrate she wanted to throw him a really special party with all his family and friends. Although Manu knew about the party, what he didn’t know was that it was going to be a Back...

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Patchwork Make: Balloon Numbers DIY

We love balloons. Balloons maketh a party, or something like that. So we love this balloon numbers DIY for a kid’s party – how much fun would this be to do? Click through to Oh Happy Day to see how it’s done, then get making. Or better...

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The Mamahood plans your kid’s party

Fabulous woman and fellow SE Londoner, Diana Bardega, set up The Mamahood a year ago, with the aim of bringing mamas together in their local neighbourhoods. The Mamahood provides mother’s with a chance to get creative, collaborative and ...

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Tom’s Crowdfunded Laptop

When Ginny’s son Tom decided he really needed a new top-of-the-range MacBook Pro to help with his A-levels, she was a little bit panicked. Desperately wanting to help him get it, but having just had a very expensive few months, Ginny w...

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Vera’s Birthday Bike

Vera knew exactly what she wanted for her 12th birthday – a shiny new bike. And she knew exactly how to ask for it. She made a patchwork and sent it out to her family, who all chipped in towards the new wheels she was dreaming of. We ask...

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The Brockie: Funding the School Magazine

Two years ago, following a call from her children’s primary for more parent-led activities, Bibi started Gordonbrock School’s magazine club. At the first meeting, the children came up with the title, The Brockie, and the following weeks ...

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Chipping in for a gift: Otis got his bike

Otis knew exactly what he wanted for his birthday this year – a proper pedal bike like his friend’s. The bike in question happened to be a little bit pricey, but luckily his mum knew exactly what to do. Hannah got Otis to draw a pictur...

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Gift for Kids: Clubbing Together for LEGO!

We’ve had lots of parents making patchworks for kids’ birthdays. We’ve had lots of kids making them for themselves! Clearly we can’t share most of these stories as they are personal and private patchworks made by people we don’t know. Bu...

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Special Present for A Little Girl: Vera’s Pony

There was only one thing Vera wanted for Christmas this year – the same thing she’s wanted for the last four years – a horse. Living in London and not being a rich kid her chances were looking pretty slim. But being a resourceful kind o...

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