Revamping tired lamp shades

My hallway light has been looking a bit tired lately. Apart from being covered in cobwebs, dust and missing a globe, the ribbons had started to unwind and become a fire hazard! So a revamp was needed and as you know; I love doing crafty projects : ) As the the five mini lamp shades…

Soothing fizzy bath bombs

I love bath bombs from Lush; they smell divine, look spectacular and sooth your tired muscles! What’s not to love? My daughter’s especially love how they swirl and make the bath water sparkle and change colour. As a holiday project, we decided to try and make our own bath bombs, which are definitely a lot…

Unicorn Galaxy Glitter Slime

Are your children obsessed with slime? I know that mine are! So this school holidays, we decided to make our own glitter unicorn galaxy slime, or as my eldest daughter so eloquently called it; ‘unicorn poo’! She is such a delightful child… Slime is great for exploratory sensory play or as a scientific chemistry experiment…

Chalk painting furniture…it’s not as easy as it looks!

I seem to see chalk painted furniture everywhere these days. It’s something I have wanted to try for a while and as I had a very tired old chest of drawers in my hallway that needed a bit of tender love and care, I hardly needed an excuse! Chalk paint is touted as being an…

Pillow beds for little peopleĀ 

My two girls love to lounge around the house reading books, on the iPad or watching movies; therefore these pillow beds are perfect lounging beds and as an added bonus keep the lounges free for the adults! Pillow beds are also great for sleepovers, nap times and even as a camping bed. Of course I…

The gingerbread house experiment

I absolutely love gingerbread as it includes all the delicious spices of Christmas and its smell revives happy childhood memories. Every Christmas I make a big batch of gingerbread biscuits to give as gifts, but this year I decided to think big and try to construct a gingerbread house, without having the required prerequisite engineering…

Lollipop flowers

There’s a school tradition that when it’s your child’s birthday, you send something in for your child to share with their class to help celebrate their birthday. Now if I’m perfectly honest, contemplating and preparing these gifts send shivers of fear down my spine! Last year I made and iced thirty cupcakes for my daughter…

Plush toy snakes for little people

I’ve made these cute plush toy snakes for little people before. They are wonderful for kids to wear as scarfs or use as neck or body pillows or even just to be dragged around and jumped on! For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to make one for each of my daughters and my godson. You…

A headband stand fit for a princess

My daughter has managed to accumulate multitudes of headbands, necklaces and bangles which is pretty amazing considering she is only going on five years! She unfortunately also likes to leave them strewn all over the floor so that I can step on them and hop around on one foot trying not to swear. To try…

A garden harvest apron for Grandma Di

It was my step mother’s birthday recently and I had a hard time trying to think of the perfect present for her. I always try to think of thoughtful presents for loved ones to show how much I care about them. I usually choose something that I know they will appreciate that highlights how special…

Decorating eggs for Easter – it’s ‘eggciting’

One of my happiest childhood memories is decorating eggs for Easter. It was such a lovely way to get the children together to get creative and display our colourful creations around the house. We used to draw designs on blown eggs with wax crayons and then dye them vibrant colours. I recently came across an…