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

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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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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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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Raising a generation of siesta lovers: primary school in Spain
April 4, 2014 – 2:27 am | No Comment

Lately I have not posted much on the blog as I have been busy adjusting to life in Spain. We have moved to Barcelona in September for my son’s high performance tennis training. He trains …

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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 | 3 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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