Kids Craft Activity: Painted String Art

Last week we spent a day doing crafts and painting. One thing I remember doing when I was a child was painting with various items such as potatoes and string. Keen to introduce these activities to our children we decided to do some painted string art. I’ll save the potato printing for next time! All you need is some string, paint, paintbrushes and paper. We also had some glitter for added decoration. The first thing I did was use an old cake tin to squirt the paint into! We then cut four pieces of string and dipped them into the… [Read More]

Making a quilt from baby clothes

One of the things that I’ve promised myself this year is to do more of the things that I enjoy. For example, I want to read more books, get back into sewing and spend a little less time online and more time focusing on myself and doing the things I love. So far things have been going well. I’ve managed to find the time to blog on the days that I work, usually in the evenings or straight after work before I pick our girls up from school. This means that on my days off I can do other things…. [Read More]

Arts and crafts, the simple pleasures of life

Arts and Crafts Go Digital As children, most of us grew up engaging in the traditional form of arts and crafts. Either in a schooling environment or at home with our minders. Paints, crayons, papier mache or clay. The list of arts and crafts is endless. It’ a way to keep the mind sharp as well as being an enjoyable past time.  Needless to say, times are changing. Life has become digital. You can now video call your doctor, do banking online or even download design apps. These apps can be anything from knitting, house design, DIY or painting, to… [Read More]

How to Create Family Memories This Fall

The leaves are changing colors and you can smell the aroma of pumpkin spice in the air…what does that mean? Fall is here! Fall is, hands down, my most favorite time of the year.  I love everything about fall. The food, fashion and weather are things that just make my heart smile. Fall is especially fun if you have a family. Big or small, the fun you can have during this time of the year is totally different than the fun you have in the summer or winter.  Were going to look at how you can turn these fun fall… [Read More]

Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays

Guest post Author Bio Han-Son runs DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads, with tips, stories and advice for the modern day dad covering things to do, health, lifestyle and more. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays The summer holidays can be tiring, we know. By now you’re probably exhausted! It can be hard when they’re at school to find enough quality time to spend with them, so it’s important to make the most of the summer holidays – and as there are… [Read More]

12 Fun Winter Activities for Families

Winter is right around the corner but that doesn’t mean that cabin fever is! In this article, we are going to look at some activities you and your family can have fun with this winter both inside and out! Snowball Fight The first thing you can do when the snow falls is bundle up for a snowball fight. This is a fun and safe way to bring out your family’s competitive edge. Make Paper Snowflakes You can easily make paper snowflakes on those days when the snow outside fails to fall. All you need to do is take a piece… [Read More]

Cool Maker Sew N’ Style Machine Review

It’s no secret that I enjoy sewing, so it comes as no surprise that my five year old twin girls are following in my footsteps with their love of sewing too. When I get my sewing machine out, our girls are keen for me to show them what I’m doing. They also love pressing the foot pedal down and helping to feed fabric through the needle. They’re both very enthusiastic about sewing so when I was offered the chance to review the Cool Maker Sew N’ Style Machine I jumped at the chance. Aimed at children aged six+, children can magically… [Read More]

Win a £250 Amazon Voucher with the Vision Direct Christmas Craft Competition

With Christmas only a few weeks away, I’m pleased to be able to share with you a competition that’s very festive indeed! Vision Direct are offering you the chance to win a £250 Amazon voucher. All you need to do is get your Christmas craft on! Vision Direct will be including a template for you to create your very own homemade Christmas tree decoration in every order placed with them, or you can download the template online here. All you need to do is cut the two halves of the tree out and use them as a template to draw… [Read More]

John Adams Craft Club: Blo Pens Glitter Studio, Pixelo Neon & eZee Bead Review

John Adams have recently launched a Craft Club Facebook Page and to celebrate we’ve been sent some crafty products to review. John Adams believe that variety is key. This is why they love bringing people together through games, toys and puzzles. They make toys and games that encourage creativity and provoke interesting talking points. We were sent the following products: Pixelo Neon eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes Blo Pens Glitter Studio Pixelo Neon I had never heard of Pixelo Neon before until we received it through the post. Aimed at children aged six and over, children can create vibrant, colourful artwork… [Read More]

Brecon Careg & Cadw Team Up with Kids Go Free Vouchers!

We’re so lucky in Wales that we have so many places of interest in close proximity to our homes. From castles and ruins, to museums and parks, I love a good day out and if it’s free then even better! This half term we’ve really been making the  most of the good weather and getting outdoors as much as possible. My girls love going to the local park then walking back home by the stream so they can play poo sticks! I think it’s so important to get kids outdoors rather than have the cooped up inside in front of… [Read More]