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…

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…

Pillow beds for little people 

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…

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…

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…

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…

Button cushions…the obsession continues

It looks like my button obsession continues. Last month I made some framed button monograms for my daughter’s rooms. Now I’ve decided to make some button art on fabric and make them into cushions. Miss Three wanted a love heart and Miss Seven Months is getting a duck. Firstly, I went to the nearest fabric megastore, and…

It’s superhero time! making capes for little heroes

My daughter recently decided that she is a superhero! Her powers can include, but are not limited to; flying, going really really fast, turning things in to ice, helping others and super drawing (I’m not sure what that is). To appease her need to transform herself in to an amazing superhero, I’ve decided to make…