I’ve just been asked to help with the school Christmas fair – any quick and easy inspiration most welcome! JANE SAYS: Cloth-covered matchboxes make great little novelty gifts. With a few chocolate coins or jellybeans inside, these packages also work well for Christmas stockings, piled up under miniature trees and popped into party goody bags. You could also make matching lavender bags to insert or use for jewellery storage. Because they require no sewing and are quick and easy to create, the kids can get involved. Sewing and sticking will encourage kids’ creativity and experimentation. This is also a great way of using up fabric scraps that are too small for other projects. There are more ideas for crafting with, and for, children in my book,
(Pavilion, £14.99, available now from pavilionbooks.com).
Protect your business when trading abroad