Stationery Swap Goodies


I recently participated in a stationery swap organised by Lisa from Sprouting Creative Wings and now that my goodies have been sent and received, I can show them off to you! I had so much fun putting together the goodies for my swap partner Lisa from Sew Little Pretties. Lisa does a lot of book reviews on her blog so right away I wanted to make her a book mark. I saw these cute pompom bookmarks   << Continue Reading >>

Meal Planning Ideas: Dinner Lucky Dip


Picking what's for dinner would have to be one of my least favourite jobs! Hubby and I can waste a whole hour just deciding what our meals are for the week. It's not meant to be so difficult! One of us came up with the idea of these meal sticks, or dinner lucky dip as we like to call it. The idea is pretty simple. All of the things we like to cook for dinner are written on the sticks and when   << Continue Reading >>

What Would Celina Do? Lego Stamped Tee


I first discovered Celina's blog when I came across this tutorial on Pinterest. I've had the idea pinned for such a long time and when Laura asked me 'What Would Celina Do?', I knew straight away that I wanted to do some Lego stamping for my project. This is such a simple and effective project and I'm so pleased with the result! I didn't have a foam brush, so just ripped the corner off a   << Continue Reading >>

Handmade Gifts for Boys: Wooden Geometric Tiles


My handmade gift today is a bit different from what I usually put up on the blog, but I had so much fun making it and I must confess, I've had a lot of fun playing with it too! These wooden geometric tiles are quick and simple to make and are a colourful toy for some open ended play. I used a scrap piece of MDF to make these. To start off, I got hubby to cut me the tiles. Mine are 5x5cm   << Continue Reading >>

Making Tortillas with a DIY Tortilla Press


(img courtesy of Fuss Free Cooking) For my birthday in June, hubby got all DIY and made me a Tortilla Press! I could hear him working away in the shed and had no idea what he was up to. What a lovely surprise! It's so much fun to use and makes the usual rolling out bit so much quicker. Rather than having to roll out each piece of dough, you simply put a dough ball in the press, lower the   << Continue Reading >>

A Bit of Nursery Decoration


When I was pregnant, I had a sleep in one morning and hubby surprised me by painting the nursery. It looked fantastic and really inspired me to get crafting some things to go in it. We chose Dulux Timeless Grey for the walls and my plan was to have orange accessories. The first thing I worked on was this Fox softie. I wasn't able to find an orange in the colour I wanted so I ended up using red.   << Continue Reading >>

Hand Painted Wrapping Paper


I normally wrap my presents pretty plainly, using brown paper and some nice ribbon, but this year I thought it would be fun to get Roman in on the action.I set up a fingerpainting station for him with some red and green paint and let him at it!He was concentrating so hard and had his head really close to the paper. He somehow managed to get a smudge of paint under his nose, but otherwise he stayed   << Continue Reading >>

Glittery Tree Topper


I've been putting up my own Christmas Tree for nearly 10 years and I've never had a proper tree topper for it! That's pretty bad isn't it?! Especially for someone who loves putting up their tree. I've put all sorts of things on the top, but this Christmas there will be a proper star on top!To make one of your own, follow this great tutorial over on twogirlsbeingcrafty. It took me about an   << Continue Reading >>

Fabric Scraps for Gift Wrapping


I was given a gift that was wrapped in this way and it was so cute that I kept it in the back of my mind for later. Since Christmas is the season of giving, I thought I share it with you all!This is a lovely way to use up little scraps of fabric that you have and takes a plainly wrapped gift up a notch. Fabric Scraps for Gift WrappingYou'll need:A wrapped giftRibbon of your choiceScrap of   << Continue Reading >>

No Sew Gingerbread Man Puppet


Puppets are easy to make and lots of fun to play with. This one doesn't even need any sewing! Just a bit of glue to put it all together. You can use tacky craft glue, hot glue or fabric glue... they're all much the same. Decorate him with scraps of ribbon, fabric or buttons. If using buttons, don't give the puppet to kids under 3, as they buttons may come off and present a choking hazard. If   << Continue Reading >>