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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Tate Kids: resources online for young artists
November 10, 2009 – 2:28 am | No Comment
Tate Kids: resources online for young artists

The Tate Modern is one of our favourite places, whenever we are in London we wander down to the South Bank and have an early morning visit so we avoid the really busy time. In …

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Photo Friday: the wonders of Lisbon
November 6, 2009 – 4:56 am | 7 Comments
Photo Friday: the wonders of Lisbon

Lisbon is such a great place to visit, a city that sprouts Portuguese history from every corner. The architecture is so rich that even if you didn’t visit any museums at all you’d still go …

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Stella McCartney’s new kids’ line for Gap
November 5, 2009 – 2:44 am | No Comment
Stella McCartney’s new kids’ line for Gap

I love Stella McCartney’s amazing kids’ collection for Gap. I especially like the boys’ line, after so many complaints about how dull boys clothes often are with much of the same in different colours and …

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Art material for perfect Christmas crafts
November 4, 2009 – 8:17 am | No Comment
Art material for perfect Christmas crafts

With Halloween over and dusted, Christmas lights are popping up everywhere with shop owners dying to get us into Christmas mood, the sooner we do the sooner we start spending right? It won’t be long …

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Winter fun at the Natural History Museum
November 3, 2009 – 2:10 am | No Comment
Winter fun at the Natural History Museum

What a fantastic setting for an ice rink, the east lawn of the Natural History Museum is the ideal place for that magical atmosphere of winter fun. The Ice Rink will be open every …

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Build, create and have fun with Happy Mais, the ecological bricks
November 2, 2009 – 5:17 am | 2 Comments
Build, create and have fun with Happy Mais, the ecological bricks

I get so excited when I find new toys that are educational, stimulating and safe for the kids as well as  the planet, environment friendly, produced within a fair working environment and distributed in total …

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Photo Friday: October sky at sunset
October 30, 2009 – 6:34 am | 6 Comments
Photo Friday: October sky at sunset

There might not be much in the way of autumn leaves sceneries in Sardinia, but the October sky at sunset makes up for it. The first picture was taken during a visit to my parents …

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Capitan Eco teaches children the art of recycling
October 29, 2009 – 7:37 am | No Comment
Capitan Eco teaches children the art of recycling

I just had to share the fantastic initiative in place in my son’s school in conjunction with the town administration. School children are introduced to Capitan Eco the recycling pirate and each is given a booklet …

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Halloween blog party
October 28, 2009 – 3:14 am | One Comment
Halloween blog party

I have written about costumes, trick-or-treat bags and recycled decorations, but no Halloween selection would be complete without some food recipes so I have been riding the waves of the Internet and I landed at …

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Kids in Museums Manifesto: add your ideas to make museums more child friendly
October 27, 2009 – 4:01 am | No Comment
Kids in Museums Manifesto: add your ideas to make museums more child friendly

I have recently come across to the brilliant Kids in Museums organisation that promotes family friendly visits to museums and art galleries across the country. The organisation was founded after writer Dea Birkett’s son was …

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Monday Crafts: Halloween decorations from recycled goods
October 26, 2009 – 6:38 am | No Comment
Monday Crafts: Halloween decorations from recycled goods

I have been looking around for crafts ideas for more Halloween decorations to add to the hanging bats we made last week and I found two very good projects. Both involve recycling, which makes them …

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Photo friday: from Carrara to Viareggio for the carnival parade
October 23, 2009 – 3:28 am | 8 Comments
Photo friday: from Carrara to Viareggio for the carnival parade

Even something as boring as waiting for the train can reveal some interesting surroundings. The first photo was taken at the train station in Carrara (Italy) while we were waiting for the train to Viareggio …

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