• AD // World Book Day with Viking // Crafting

    World Book Day is something everyone seems to enjoy, from dressing up as your favourite characters to learning and reading brand new books, its a wonderful way to get children to read and have fun. I remember when I worked at a school I was shocked to find that no one did it but now I am a mother I am fully prepared to get my children involved. and involved we shall Viking kindly gifted me a big box of goodies to get creative for World Book Day this year, in the box was different coloured card, stamps, ink, some pieces from books and other wonderful things. I decided to ask my daughter Amelia for help with this as she is a big reader and crafter so naturally she was excited to be able to create something from one of her favorute books, she chose Fastest Pony Ever as her book to craft from and I let her decide what she wanted to do. Using the letter stamps and ink she decided to create the front page of the book and make it into a little poster for her bedroom wall, she really enjoyed using this to make letters and words and… View Post

    DIY Christmas Home Decor // Home

    This year has been all about sustainability in my home, one of the biggest things we’ve done is DIY and making our own Christmas decor. At the start of the year, back in the spring was when I actually got this fun little idea, we collected bags of pinecones during a walk with the single purpose of decorating and hanging them around the house come Christmas time. Spring is the best time of year to collect pinecones as that is when they do begin to drop, I attempted to do this a few years ago but went to find them at winter without thinking, seeds drop in springtime! but anyway.. here’s our little how to for creating your own decorations. What You’ll Need Pinecones or any autumnal style outdoor plants PVA glue (I used Mod Podge) Glitter of your choice String A glue gun. How To Do It. This is such a simple DIY that it doesn’t take a lot of explaining or even planning, add your glue into a bowl, pour your glitter in another bowl dip the pinecones into the glue, then the glitter and set aside to dry, once dry I shook the excess glitter off and… View Post

    DIY – Suncatchers – Craft Fun

    The Easter holiday has been and gone and we managed to do some wonderful things during the time off from school, with the sun slowly growing warmer and brighter every day I thought it would be a wonderful idea to get the pony beads out and make some sun-catchers for our windows which if you sit in my living room face the sun all day so are perfect. Assortment of plastic beads/pony beads, we got ours from ebay Baking tray, we used a small muffin tin One Oven (obviously) It is honestly really simple and easy way of making beautiful window decorations, place the pony beads into your muffin tins, you can go big or go small its all up to you, preheat your oven to about 200 degrees C (400 degrees or Gas Mark 6 and pop them into the oven once you’ve found a pattern you like, I asked Kai to help me out here and he just chucked them in to make any old pattern, I know its not good to heat plastic inside an oven in a home but as long as you make sure to keep windows open while doing so everything will be fine,… View Post