Crafting, Entertainment, love

Easy Crafts: Simple Valentine’s Day Love Bug Garland.

Love is in the air this week – at least if you visit the shops. Two of the three of us in our house are not huge fans of Valentine’s Day and, in fact, don’t celebrate at all (Mark likes to say we show our love all year round). Freya, on the other hand, is… Continue reading Easy Crafts: Simple Valentine’s Day Love Bug Garland.

Books, Crafting, Entertainment, Sewing

A Return To Sewing: Attempting to Make Luna Lapin.

When I told my mum about the new book I received for Christmas, Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel, I could almost hear her tapping away on her iPad researching six week cruises to far away places without phone reception - possibly with good reason. It’s been a while since I had the urge to… Continue reading A Return To Sewing: Attempting to Make Luna Lapin.

Crafting

Harry Potter Theme Toilet Roll Craft For Kids.

"I can't wait until I'm 11 and I find out if I'm a wizard." It was the first thing Freya said to me the other morning, before I had even opened my eyes. Gah! Is this a Father Christmas scenario where I let her believe until she doesn't? Or do I crush her dreams of… Continue reading Harry Potter Theme Toilet Roll Craft For Kids.

Crafting, Entertainment, Freya, Illness

Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill). 

After being sent home from school poorly yesterday, I made Freya a snuggly bed on the sofa, gave her the iPad and expected her to rest.  And she did. For five minutes.  Literally. “I think we should go outside and play football, the fresh air will do me good,” she said. It was a nice… Continue reading Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill).