Adventure Park scrapbook board
July 10, 2014 – 9:06 am | No Comment

I like keeping little mementos of special days out and holidays, maps, theatre tickets, sports events  and anything that is a memory of a special moment in our life. I have not yet entered …

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DIY bookmarks made with popsicle sticks
July 21, 2014 – 1:27 am | No Comment

popsicle_bookmarks

These bookmarks are really easy to make. All you need is popsicle sticks and colour pens. They look good in party bags. An even better idea is to put a couple already made in a party bag with some plain ones and pens so that the kids can make their own.

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Things to to in Barcelona with children: visit PortAventura adventure park
July 9, 2014 – 6:28 am | One Comment
Things to to in Barcelona with children: visit PortAventura adventure park

At the week-end my son turned eleven and to celebrate we went to PortAventura, a wonderful theme park just an hour away from Barcelona. We stayed overnight at the Gold River, one of the …

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How to make a picture frame out of cardboard
June 3, 2014 – 6:10 am | No Comment
How to make a picture frame out of cardboard

It’s been a while since I made something out of cardboard, which is rather strange considering the amount of cardboard I keep in my basement waiting for a repurposed life. So here is a …

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Drawings become toys at Child’s Own Studio
May 29, 2014 – 1:17 am | No Comment
Drawings become toys at Child’s Own Studio

  Children’s drawings are very dear to us as parents and just as precious to our little ones. Imagine the surprise on your child’s face if that special drawing on the wall was suddenly …

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A weaved Nativity worth sharing even if we are in Spring
May 22, 2014 – 6:58 am | No Comment
A weaved Nativity worth sharing even if we are in Spring

I know Christmas is a long way away, but I could not resist to share this amazing Nativity made of wool by a very talented nun in Bethnal Green. She makes these every year …

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How to make wrist bands with popsicle sticks
April 29, 2014 – 9:58 am | No Comment
How to make wrist bands with popsicle sticks

This is my first attempt to make wrist or arm bands with popsicle sticks. It is a quite straight forward process, the hardest part is to bend the sticks. In order to do so …

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Washi tape Easter Card
April 4, 2014 – 2:01 am | No Comment
Washi tape Easter Card

After the success of my Washi tape Christmas cards I thought to give it a go with Easter Cards too. This is a very simple Easter card kids can make. All you need is …

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How to decorate a bottle with yarn and salt
March 24, 2014 – 7:04 am | 2 Comments
How to decorate a bottle with yarn and salt

Since we have moved to Spain I have been collecting bottles. Whenever we go out for a meal or even just a drink I come home with a new bottle. Soft drinks and water …

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How to decorate Easter eggs with tissue paper
March 18, 2014 – 3:51 am | No Comment
How to decorate Easter eggs with tissue paper

This year instead of decorating more eggs for Easter I will put out last year’s but I made a pretty new box to keep them on display. I decorated the box with tissue paper, …

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Easy to make shamrock needle cushion
March 14, 2014 – 7:54 am | 2 Comments
Easy to make shamrock needle cushion

Every year I mean to sew more, but unfortunately my needle skills are still very basic. I do own needles (who doesn’t?) and I can do basic stitching, but that’s about it. Yesterday I …

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Upcycle project: coffee capsule container
February 20, 2014 – 3:47 am | No Comment
Upcycle project: coffee capsule container

We received a wonderful Nespresso machine for Christmas and since then we only drink Nespresso coffee. It is so much better than regular espresso. The only downside is that you can must buy it …

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Valentine paper patterns
January 26, 2014 – 7:24 am | No Comment
Valentine paper patterns

  Lately I have been learning about making shapes in Photoshop, these basic patterns are the result of mixing shapes with the custom shape tool and the application of a few filters over the finished …

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History lessons through play
January 10, 2014 – 2:59 am | No Comment
History lessons through play

Today on one of my inspiration wanders on Pinterest for Chinese new year’s crafts I landed on a fantastic homeschooling blog. Nadine’s paper dolls and paper men, which are free to download, are a great …

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