mandy munroe

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A Kitcheny sort of Blog

Take a pencil and a strip of fabric 4” x 36” long into the kitchen.


Find a box of chocolates, eat them.


Use the box to make a template – flatten it out. You’ll need 4”wide x 3” – if the cardboard is too small, eat something else.

Fold cardboard in half so it is 2” x 3”

Find a small cereal bowl and use it to mark a curve from the bottom corner to the top centre fold.

cereal bowl

Find kitchen scissors and cut curves. Open out flat.


Place template on reverse of fabric and mark fabric both ends.

You can now go to your sewing machine (which may not be in your kitchen), cut the fabric curves with your best scissors, pin right sides together and sew along length, leaving a gap of about 2-3” just before one curve to turn through (backstitch points).

sewing machine

Close and press.

Tie up hair with newly made retro style fashion accessory and fix yourself a cocktail.

HairTie Kitchen Fashion Blog



(with thanks to clip art and my lovely homegrown model x)

Happy Friday!!!


14 comments on “A Kitcheny sort of Blog

  1. treadlemusic
    November 15, 2013

    Nicely done…..LOL!!!! Had me guessing a bit on where you were goin’ with this!!! Hugs……..

  2. ukcitycrafter
    November 15, 2013

    Love it – now must go and buy a box of choccies so I can follow your instructions!

    • mandymunroe
      November 15, 2013

      …and limes for the Mojitos? – I assume you have everything else 🙂

  3. sewing room secrets
    November 15, 2013

    This made me smile! Fun way to share a tutorial – love it! X

  4. Teresa Morgan
    November 15, 2013

    How great and how lovely laura looks. Really nice idea and pic! Teresa x

  5. pomegranateandchintz
    November 15, 2013

    Teehee hee!! Love it! As I don’t have the type of hair to wear that, or someone nearby who might need one, think I’ll stop after “find a box of chocolates, eat them”!!! Thanks for the giggle.

  6. KerryCan
    November 15, 2013

    Chocolate and cocktails–I’m on it!

  7. jackiemallon
    November 23, 2013

    Gratuitous eating of chocolates? Oh oooookay then… I’ll give it a go! Ya twisted my arm.

  8. Zest
    December 4, 2013

    So cute! 🙂

  9. kathy & deb
    December 5, 2013

    Love your directions!! You are our kind of crafter, and the craft project looks so cute on your assistant.

  10. womanseyeview
    December 7, 2013

    Perfect project – I’d quit after the box of chocolates.

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