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DIY Wrapping Paper – Cookie Cutter Printing

| November 13, 2012 | 81 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper – Cookie Cutter Printing

Well.. ever since doing the other wrapping paper crafts, I have gotten a little carried away and just want to make more and more and more of our own easy DIY wrapping paper. So this time we had a go with Cookie Cutters (such a prefect classic printing craft for younger kids). (Keep reading and […]

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Kids Crafts: Photoframes (Presents Kids Can Make!)

| November 7, 2012 | 26 Comments
Kids Crafts: Photoframes (Presents Kids Can Make!)

The children made these simple photo frames for Daddy’s Birthday. They were simple, quick and inexpensive to make. We added a nice photo of each of them with Daddy and he now has these up at work. These would make great presents kids can make for Christmas or for Father’s Day too (or indeed make […]

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Washi Tape Crafts & Ideas

| August 24, 2012 | 25 Comments
Washi Tape Crafts & Ideas

Well.. I don’t know about you, but I am a collector and subsequent horder of pretty things – including Washi Tape. Washi Tape is just too cute. And I just have to have it. All of it. So I buy Washi Tape. I ooh at my Washi Tape. And then the Washi Tape lands in […]

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How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

| August 10, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

Oooh this is so simple and yet soooo satisfying – lavender bath sachets. I have TONS of lavender all over the house, that I cannot keep up with making lavender wands and lavender bags. So, I decided to make some of these lavender sachets as a simple (but oh so lovely) gift to a friend! […]

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Kids Crafts: Crab & Turtle Fridge Magnets (Salt Dough Recipe)

| July 28, 2012 | 7 Comments
Kids Crafts: Crab & Turtle Fridge Magnets (Salt Dough Recipe)

We made some cute little fridge magnets out of coloured salt dough recipe this week for a guest post on Make & Takes! Pop over to read more about them!  

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Kids Craft: Kid’s (Keepsake) Art

| May 30, 2012 | 7 Comments
Kids Craft: Kid’s (Keepsake) Art

We went to visit some very good friends of ours.. and decided to get the kids painting (again – check out our post from almost two years ago – our Keepsake Paintings and Matthew’s Dream). This is not “officially” part of the Kids Get Arty challenge, but of course broadly speaking it is linked to […]

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Quick Craft Post: Alternative Easter Gifts

| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Alternative Easter Gifts

The Dino Egg Soaps are ready as part of our alternative Easter presents!! I made some in different colours… wrapped them in cellophane. The red one is in fact a snake… but that works for the “egg theme” too I think. The kids will like them! Some are going to friends as gifts too! I […]

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How to… Crochet a Little Bug Ladybug Hat

| April 6, 2012 | 18 Comments
How to… Crochet a Little Bug Ladybug Hat

I am so pleased to welcome Kat from Slugs on the Refrigerator, who is sharing her Ladybird Hat Crochet Pattern – she has a number of sizes and here she shares the 1-3yrs old size. Kat is  is wonderfully creative and has come up with a fantastic set of crochet patterns, designs and ideas – many […]

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40+ Craft Ideas for HIM! Ideal for Birthday’s, Father’s Day & Christmas

| March 31, 2012 | 54 Comments
40+ Craft Ideas for HIM! Ideal for Birthday’s, Father’s Day & Christmas

Welcome to the “Gift Ideas for Him” craft round up! There are so many crafts and tutorials out there to delight children, girlfriends, mother’s and sisters and yet, it is always hard to find really good craft ideas for him – either the man in your life or your father or a brother! So I […]

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Quick Craft Post: Baby Shoes

| March 5, 2012 | 19 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Baby Shoes

I came across these cute baby shoes from Stardust Shoes a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the pattern, and it sounded hard. So I typed “make easy baby shoes” into google and time and time again, the Stardust Shoe pattern came up. So I decided to bite the bullet and have a go. […]

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How to… Make Juggling Chooks

| February 10, 2012 | 44 Comments
How to… Make Juggling Chooks

Another craft I have been meaning to make for aaaages – this cute and fun juggling bean bag chooks!  And there is nothing quite like a 4 year old’s birthday party to get you crafting (check out the Chook Bean Bag Toss)…… What I love about these chooks, is that they look ADORABLE and are surprisingly easy […]

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Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

| January 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

Well! Remember all my Black Apple Dolls? The one’s I cannot get enough of and that I keep making? The easy Rag Dolls that follow the Martha Stewart pattern (Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple). Well… Sewing for boys can really be a challenge and I decided it was about time I sewed something for Red Ted!  And […]

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How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

| January 13, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I show you the perfect father’s day gift or gift for a loved one or sibling. I find “male” members of the family really hard to craft for – as they usually do not want “cutesy” or “lovely” gifts, but practical ones. My brother asked for […]

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Quick Craft Post: Onesie Lavender Pillow

| September 18, 2011 | 8 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Onesie Lavender Pillow

A friend dropped off some cute Onesies for crafting… they were adorable and tiny. Because of that the cute little designs had so little fabric around them, that what I could make with them was limited… so thought of making these quick lavender pillows – she can keep them in with her girls’ clothes or […]

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