Halloween tangles
October 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment

Ever since I have discovered Zentangles I have been hooked. This Halloween Tangles is  a doodle drawing to print and colour. Plenty of doodles to keep the kids busy for a while. Hope you …

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Educational activity books for Halloween
October 24, 2014 – 2:45 am | No Comment

Perfect for 6 to 12 year olds the Halloween Book of Fun by National Geographic is packed full of quizes, educational games, creative ideas to make your own costume and make up. Great fun for school age kids.

Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is one of my son’s old favourite reads, a great addition to any kids’ library.

And who doesn’t like to doodle away? Happy Halloween! is just that, a lot of doodle fun.

You can get your copies from Amazon by clicking on the images.

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Zentangle pumpkins
October 7, 2014 – 6:11 am | No Comment
Zentangle pumpkins

Recently I have discovered the Zentangle method, an art form that uses structured patterns to make beautiful drawings. I have always liked to doodle unorganised patterns on a piece of paper, whenever I have …

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Halloween food ideas
September 24, 2014 – 3:16 am | No Comment
Halloween food ideas

Halloween is just over a month away so I had a look around for themed food ideas and these are my picks. Green Eyed Monster cupcakes found on Taste of Home and Ham and …

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Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment
Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Cereal box upcycle: pretty office organiser
September 4, 2014 – 1:16 am | No Comment
Cereal box upcycle: pretty office organiser

Here is another office organiser to add to our collection, this time I made a double organiser using two cereal boxes glued together. This is perfect to collect the mail in need of sorting …

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Free Printables: ABC colouring book
July 25, 2014 – 3:09 am | No Comment
Free Printables: ABC colouring book

This is a free book filled with colouring pages of alphabet letters and drawings based on the letters of the ABC. I hope you enjoy it. Click on the image to download the PDF. …

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

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 …

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

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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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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