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…

Re painting old furniture – a how to guide

I have a lovely old drinks cabinet that my father gave me a long time ago. I believe it dates from the 1930s or 40s when the sole bread winner, i.e. a man, would return home to a nicely dressed wife wearing lipstick. He would sit in his nice comfy leather armchair and put his…

Recovering a Lampshade…its illuminating

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet! I’ve been wanting to update and change my interiors for a while, but a lack of money and small children has me waiting impatiently. So I’ve decided to tinker with the small things, like cushions and lampshades. I don’t really have a style, other than eclectic. Most of…

Every little princess needs a tutu!

My youngest daughter is turning one in a couple of months (where has the time gone?…they grow up so fast). To celebrate this milestone I want to do a little photo shoot in the backyard. As a click happy mother, taking photos of my girls is always a wonderful diversion. I literally have thousands of…

My first attempt at upholstering a chair

My husband has a red vinyl covered chair which is practically the only piece of furniture left from his bachelor days…I made sure everything else disappeared over time…he he. It has travelled across the country and back again and was originally purchased by his mother. I like the chair design and it has a good…