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…

A five star hotel for worms

What of earth is a worm hotel, I hear you ask? Well, you may have already heard of a worm farm; which is a container where you can place your kitchen waste in the top and worms ‘process’ the food which results in fabulous liquid fertiliser for the garden. A worm hotel is similar, except…

A revamp of tired old outdoor furniture

We have a lovely little paved area in a corner of our garden which is perfect for sitting and watching the girls play on the grass. However the old timber outdoor furniture we had literally fell to bits. To keep costs down the hubby and I purchased a second hand setting made of cast aluminium….

Deck the halls…it’s Christmas craft time

Hooray it’s finally time to decorate the house for Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas – all those twinkling lights, glittery tinsel, soppy Christmas carols and over the top smaltzy sentimentality. I love it all I just can’t help myself. But now that I have two small children Christmas time is so much more special; it’s…