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How to… Make a Pirate Boat

| April 27, 2012 | 51 Comments
How to… Make a Pirate Boat

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I made a Cardboard Pirate Ship for the children! Red Ted was given a fabulous pirate ship with fabulous pirates for his . He wouldn’t let Pip Squeak play. So I bought her some pirates (thinking the pirates were the problem). He then said “Mummy, can […]

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Kids Crafts: Peanut Finger Puppets

| December 28, 2011 | 40 Comments
Kids Crafts: Peanut Finger Puppets

Well.. as you know it is Christmas in our dolls’ house too. Last week we made some little Christmas presents. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas festivities!! Today we have little Peanut Puppet Dwarves for you. I apologies in advance for those of your with Peanut or nut allergies in the family. Please do […]

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How to make a Shabby Chic Cake Stand (Guest Post)

| November 25, 2011 | 17 Comments
How to make a Shabby Chic Cake Stand (Guest Post)

Welcome to this week’s lovely Guest Post. This week, Zoe from Playing By The Book shares her delightful “How to make a shabby chic cake stand that even Kirsty Alsopp might be proud of!”. Shabby Chic is all the rage these days and I think this plate stand is fabulous. I spotted it a few […]

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Quick Craft Post: (Another) Black Apple Rag Doll

| October 18, 2011 | 36 Comments
Quick Craft Post: (Another) Black Apple Rag Doll

Remember a few months ago, I made a Rag Doll from over on Martha Steward‘s site – a Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple? I made the first doll for a friend’s little girl’s first birthday…. Well, I love the doll so much, that I *really* wanted to make one for my little girl’s second birthday […]

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How to… make a No Sew Cupcake Pin Cushion

| October 7, 2011 | 12 Comments
How to… make a No Sew Cupcake Pin Cushion

Welcome to this week’s How to…make (almost) No Sew Cupcakes. I say “almost”… if you use these as pinchusions, no sewing is needed. If you let your children play with them (as toys of course, not pincushions!!) you could probably get away with a hot glue gun. If you don’t have one, a tiny bit […]

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Kids Crafts: Flower Collage

| May 25, 2011 | 39 Comments
Kids Crafts: Flower Collage

Welcome back to kids crafts! This week’s craft was inspired by, the kind people at Interflora. About 4-6 weeks ago, they were super lovely and send me a huge bunch of flowers. They were beautiful. And Red Ted thought they were beautiful. So I thought we could make our own bunch! We save all the […]

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The Gallery – Yellow Lemons & Kindness Club – Recycle

| August 7, 2010 | 32 Comments
The Gallery – Yellow Lemons & Kindness Club – Recycle

 2 for 1 Saturday is back. The Gallery and Kindness Club in one!   The Gallery – Yellow Lemons (unprompted) The Gallery Prompteuse is on holiday. So I will do my own prompt… as The Red Ted Gallery is open! And as I frequently combine my Gallery post with The Alphabet Thursday, I will use that prompt […]

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How to… make a Funny Bunny Sock Pet (Guest Post)

| June 11, 2010 | 39 Comments
How to… make a Funny Bunny Sock Pet (Guest Post)

Well, here we have another lovely lovely Guest Post. This time from The Other Mousie – remember Monsieur Alphonse Poissonnier in Red Get Crafty? Well… here we have a super duper easy bunny version to make with children!  (Scroll down to bottom for my attempt!)***Please note – enjoy the tutorial make these with your kids. Have […]

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How to… make a Paper Envelope

| May 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
How to… make a Paper Envelope

A simple and quick How To again this week: Paper Craft is back! (I still have a few more up my sleeve). This time I am showing you how to make a lovely paper envelope:  no cutting, no glueing! Great for home made cards (especially if you made on of the the pop art cards […]

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How to… make a Fabric Mâché Bowl!

| May 7, 2010 | 22 Comments
How to… make a Fabric Mâché Bowl!

We all know (and, erm, love?) paper mâché – all that lovely gooey newspaper  creating weird and wonderful new things! A few weeks ago, I came across fabric mâché at Dear Fii’s blog. Using fabric to make a bowl instead of newspaper! What an ingenious way of using up old bits of fabric! So, I […]

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