How to make paper mache masks

I’ve really enjoyed the summer holidays this year. I feel like we’ve done so much, yet we haven’t spent a fortune. With trips to the park, play dates with friends and fun in the garden, we really have had such a great summer holiday. One of the things that our five year old twin girls really wanted to do was to make masks. We decided to use paper mache for some added fun and mess! If you’d like to make your own masks, all you need is some PVA glue, a jug of water, a balloon, a newspaper, a few… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Super Safari Box Review

Back in March of this year, my girls and I reviewed an awesome box of craft and stationary goodness from Mila & Pheebs. We’ve been very fortunate again because they’ve kindly sent us their June box to review which has a safari theme to it. Just to give a brief overview, Mila & Pheebs offer subscription and activity boxes for kids. I love that the boxes are addressed to the children! Inside our box we found: Safari Criss Cross Safari Colouring-in Sheets Lion Eraser Safari Dotty Art Safari Pencil Safari Memo Pad Safari Wordsearch Safari Pop-Up Pencil Safari Greeting Cards… [Read More]

Mermaid Charm Jewellery Review

With half term upon us, I was grateful to have recently been sent this mermaid charm jewellery set to review. Available for £9.99 this super cute set includes everything your children will need to help them make some pretty cool mermaid jewellery. There are plenty of beads and charms of all different shapes, sizes and colours. There’s enough thread for children to make a number of necklaces and bracelets, plus there are also 5 clasps. Included in this set you’ll find: • 75 Bicone Beads – blue, green and purple • 45 Faceted Beads – pink, blue and turquoise •… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Spring Box Review

My girls and I absolutely love craft activities. It can be something as simple as colouring in or making something out of card boxes and tissue paper! There’s something quite therapeutic about sitting down and spending a few hours getting creative. Our girls were recently sent a box full of crafty goodness from Mila & Pheebs to review. The box was addressed to our girls which they loved! There’s something magical to them about having post delivered with their names on it! The team at Mila & Pheebs are obsessed with all things stationary! From sparkly pens, new shiny paperclips,… [Read More]

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch: Making Bird Feeders

RSPB Bird Feeders

This year we’re taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch which takes place 28th-30th January. The Big Garden Birdwatch helps the RSPB to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. If you want to take part simply click the link above and register for your FREE pack, full of fascinating facts, tips and advice. You can either chose to download your pack online of request for it to be posted to you. We downloaded our pack and it is fab! You can find out about how to attract birds to your garden and there is a handy 12 month… [Read More]

Sewing Project: Guinea Pig Toys

I’ve been making rather a lot of toys recently for our twin girls, but I wanted to make my neice and nephew something special too. They have pet guinea pigs so I thought I’d make them a guinea pig toy each! When M caught sight of these she fell in love with the pink one! That very night I quickly made up another one just for her! The following morning R decided that she too wanted one, so I had to make another!

My Sewing Project: My Little Pony Unicorn Toy!

M has become rather obsessed with unicorns lately! I think it has something to do with her watching Barbie and the Secret Door as there are unicorns in it! She’s also into My Little Pony and is always asking for it on the TV! Thanks Netflix! With this in mind I decided to make M a unicorn toy using a Dolls and Daydreams pattern. Inspired by My Little Pony, I found some super cute fabric online that was perfect for the unicorns body! I’ve made a number of toys using the Dolls and Daydreams patterns. They’re all been super easy… [Read More]

Sewing Project: Rainbow Baby Dolls

My latest sewing project was something I’d wanted to try for a while.  I purchased the rainbow babies pattern from Dolls and Daydreams. It’s a jointed doll with wool hair. I thought the biggest aspect I was facing was the hair, but in all honesty every part of this doll was super easy to make, making it one of my favourite patterns ever! Of course I had to make our girls one each, but I thought I’d treat myself to one as well! Here are some pictures of the creative process!  My next project is a unicorn for M, a… [Read More]

Butterfly Ball at Pughs Garden Centre

Thinking of things to do to keep children entertained over the summer holidays can be time consuming! When one of my friends suggested we visit Pughs Garden Centre in Radyr, Cardiff, for their butterfly ball, I jumped at the chance! I’ve been to Pughs before, twice actually, for their Christmas experience – which is great by the way! This time around we took part in some crafts, butterfly style! This is an event we needed to book for, and tickets cost just £5 per child. The butterfly ball workshop was inside a new wooden lodge, which I totally want in… [Read More]