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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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Reading, Riding and Railways (& A Giveaway!)

| April 25, 2012 | 109 Comments
Reading, Riding and Railways (& A Giveaway!)

April is Families and Reading Month and very few themes have captured the imaginations of authors and readers alike as much as the railways. From the talking trains of bed-time stories to the magical trains of children’s books, to the mystery trains of detective novels, there is no question that the railroad, from its earliest […]

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More Craft & Cook Book Reviews

| March 20, 2012 | 2 Comments
More Craft & Cook Book Reviews

Welcome back to another couple of fabulous craft and cook books! Garden Crafts for Children, by Dawn Isaac You may already know, that I am a huge fan of the crafty range of Cico books – generally they are well written and wonderfully photographed. A pleasure to browse and be inspired by. We received this […]

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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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Books & Butlins…

| October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments
Books & Butlins…

Well.. as some of you may know, we are off to the beach this weekend – courtesy of Butlins in Minehead.  The UK has had some very unseasonal warm weather… and now that we are off to the beach, said whether has turned Autumnal. Typical! But to be honest, we don’t mind, afterall we DID […]

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Book Review: Witch Craft

| September 26, 2011 | 3 Comments
Book Review: Witch Craft

You know me and crafts… love it love it love it all! And when I am asked to review a craft book, I simply cannot say no…. but mind you, I only review the books on Red Ted Art that I like! And here is one of them: Witch Craft compiled by Margaret McGuire and […]

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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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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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Craft Book Review: Find It, Make It

| June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
Craft Book Review: Find It, Make It

Well my love affair with Cico Craft Books continues.. first there was Cute & Easy Crochet and then we had A Green Guide to Country Crafts. Love them both. Now I have find it, make it, by Clare Young – outdoor green crafts for children… I confess, I was a little “nervous” of receiving this […]

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Craft Book Review – A Green Guide to Country Crafts

| June 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
Craft Book Review – A Green Guide to Country Crafts

Ooooh I am such a fan of Cico books! A few months ago they sent me “Cute & Easy Crochet” and I LOVED it! They have now sent me this gorgeous book A green Guide to Country Crafts. And I love it! What particularly attracted me to it, is it’s section about Soap Making – […]

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Pirates (sneaky photo)

| March 15, 2011 | 29 Comments
Pirates (sneaky photo)

We made Julia Donaldson’s “The Troll” Pirates today. If you want a full post (and how Red Ted helped me) – do let me know!!

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Kids Get Crafty – Robot Cards & The Robot & The Blue Bird

| February 16, 2011 | 29 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Robot Cards & The Robot & The Blue Bird

Remember our robots from a few weeks back? Well, Red Ted now ADORES robots, so when we needed some more thank you cards, I thought these could be a nice easy craft for him. The key for this age group (3yrs) is to help them see what the “end result” will look like, so I […]

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