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The Importance of Reading, The Hobbit & A Giveaway

| June 13, 2012 | 62 Comments
The Importance of Reading, The Hobbit & A Giveaway

I discovered reading quite late – delayed by the fact that I didn’t really learn to read properly until I was about 6 or 7 or in Year 2 of school. As a child I had an amazing short term memory (in fact, I probably still do), and when my family would “practice” reading simple […]

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Red Ted Art, The Book

| June 8, 2012 | 47 Comments
Red Ted Art, The Book

UPDATE!!! Red Ted Art the Book is available for PRE ORDER on Amazon: Red Ted Art – 60 Cute & Easy Crafts for kids! I have exciting news.. well some of you may know this already… in Spring 2013 I will be publishing my first “Craft Book for Kids” – aka Red Ted Art, The […]

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Latest Picture Book Showcase

| May 14, 2012 | 32 Comments
Latest Picture Book Showcase

I had the pleasure of attending a PictureBook Showcase with Random House Children’s Books author’s earlier in the week. It was a fabulous summary of current picture books and picture books coming this summer, as well as  fabulous interview of Louise Yates (I recommended her lovely lovely “Dog Loves Drawing”  for you recently) and Quentin […]

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Craft Books – Eco Friendly Crafting & Teeny Tiny Crochet

| April 20, 2012 | 76 Comments
Craft Books – Eco Friendly Crafting & Teeny Tiny Crochet

Eco Friendly Crafting with Kids, Kate Lilley for MiniEco Well! I am SOOOO excited to hold this wonderful book by Kate from MiniEco in my hands! I have long been a fan of Kate’s website MiniEco – she has great crafts, wonderfully executed and beautifully photographed –  a fabulous combination for any craft blog. Not surprisingly she […]

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Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

| April 16, 2012 | 59 Comments
Exploring The Great Artists – 20+ Art Books For Kids

There are a number of things that I am really passionate about doing with my kids – of course, there is LOTS of kids crafts – in particularly crafting with nature and with recycled materials. The other thing I am keen on, is to introduce my kids to art – or at least, make art […]

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Children’s Books – Penguin’s Hidden Talent, Croc & Bird

| March 22, 2012 | 2 Comments
Children’s Books – Penguin’s Hidden Talent, Croc & Bird

A cute selection of new books out on the market for you: Penguin’s Hidden Talent, by Alex Latimer Penguin’s Hidden Talent, is a cute book about a Penguin and his, uhm, hidden talent. There is a competition happening and all the animals are getting ready by practising their particular skill. There is juggling, magic, fish eating, all […]

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Book Reviews – A Walk in London & Mole’s Sunrise

| February 20, 2012 | 7 Comments
Book Reviews – A Walk in London & Mole’s Sunrise

A Walk in London, Salvatore Rubbino I love love LOVE this book! As a Londoner I have been looking forward to “showing my children” London for a long time. We have seen Big Ben and the London Eye. Seen the Thames, Tower Bridge and driven past The Tower of London. And we always exclaim “look, […]

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Book Reviews – Activity Books for Kids

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Book Reviews – Activity Books for Kids

Hello! I haven’t done a “straight review” of kids’ books for a while and then when I do you get 4 at once, a bit like British public buses!! Flossie Crums and the Royal Spotty Dotty Cake: A Flossie Crums Baking Adventure, Helen Nathan Here is a cute and quirky book that is a little […]

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Crafty & Yummy Book Reviews

| November 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
Crafty & Yummy Book Reviews

Welcome back to another cook and craft book review! The following three books are all totally gorgeous for different reasons. So I am convinced that there is a book here for everyone… First up: Everything Alice: the Wonderland Book of Makes. By Hannah Read-Baldrey, Christine Leech Oooh do you like Alice in Wonderland? Do you like […]

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Book Review: Stitch London & Knit The City

| September 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
Book Review: Stitch London & Knit The City

As some of you may know, I am a Londoner. Having ground up in the suburbs, I hated London. Having started my “career” in London, I LOVE London. I haven’t made “much use” of London since having the children, but I love having it on my doorstep.. and every so often I wander in. A […]

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Games for Kids Review & Giveaway – Pop To The Shops

| September 6, 2011 | 78 Comments
Games for Kids Review & Giveaway – Pop To The Shops

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED As you know, we are a huge fan of Orchard Toys and we regularly review their fabulous games and puzzles. I am yet to find a game that we don’t enjoy one level or another. We were very pleased to be sent Pop To […]

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Get Crafty with Nature – eBook

| August 23, 2011 | 3 Comments
Get Crafty with Nature – eBook

Since launching Time on Your Hands (Loo Roll Crafts for Throughout the Year) back in December 2010, this wonderful Nature ebook has been brewing.. Each  month, Red Ted and I ventured out into the great outdoors, collected some nature things, sticks, stones, leaves and then came home and Got Crafty. And *finally* we have it finished […]

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8 iphone Apps – Games & Stories for Kids

| July 25, 2011 | 3 Comments
8 iphone Apps – Games & Stories for Kids

I haven’t really reviewed iphone Apps for you in ages and now I have what feels like a long list! Some “games” and some books for you too look at. I think my favourite overall is Musical Me! But why don’t you take a look and decide for yourself? Musical Me! By Duck Duck Moose. […]

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MAKE IT EASY – 11 Easy Tutorials in one ebook

| July 1, 2011 | 3 Comments
MAKE IT EASY – 11 Easy Tutorials in one ebook

Hooray! The MAKE IT EASY Collaborative ebook is here… Make It Easy is a series of 11 crafting tutorials hosted by talented, artistic and enthusiastic women. You will be shown how to create 11 unique and beautiful items and we really hope you will find some inspiration to get your craft on! All the crafts […]

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