Giveaway: Tickets to Cake International, Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, and Simply Christmas!

One of the good things about living in the West Midlands, is being close to the NEC and all the great events that are hosted there. Coming up at the beginning of November there are some great creative shows on – and buying a ticket to any of them grants you access to all of them! I’m going to be going along to check them… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Tickets to Cake International, Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, and Simply Christmas!”

Homebase Mothers Day Crafting

Mother’s Day crafting with Homebase

On Saturday, Georgie and I headed to our local Homebase store to take part in a special blogger’s craft workshop, where we made gifts for Mother’s Day from Homebase products. Georgie loves arts & crafts and so the morning with Jane from Tea & Crafting was right up her street. Jane had been challenged to come up with some craft project using materials from Homebase,… Continue Reading “Mother’s Day crafting with Homebase”

Kids paper crafting with Paper Cutz

Papercutz sent us a great selection of A4 and A3 paper and card to get crafting with, and so the kids and I had some fun on a rainy afternoon doing some paper crafts last week. We’ve got some A3 cards and coloured papers, and some A4 coloured papers, cards and label sheets.… Continue Reading “Kids paper crafting with Paper Cutz”

Number Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable

Following on from the Alphabet Bunting I posted last week, today I am sharing some number bunting to match. Now you can make “7th birthday” bunting, and so on! It is very similar to the alphabet bunting set, but with the numbers 0 to 9, along with a blank set. For instructions & ideas on how to make the bunting up, check out my previous… Continue Reading “Number Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable”

Alphabet Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable

Georgie is into letters at the moment, and starting to be more interested in colouring in, so I decided to make some alphabet bunting sheets we could print out and colour in to make name bunting. To add some fun, I made templates with stripes, spots, as well as a plain one. I’ve created PDFs for each letter of the alphabet, and one without any letters… Continue Reading “Alphabet Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable”

Creative Crafting with Baker Ross

We have recently joined the Baker Ross Bloggers Network (woohoo!) and this week saw our first delivery of Baker Ross goodies to get crafty with. Baker Ross are a craft supplies company that specialise in arts and crafts materials aimed at children. They have everything from basic craft kits that just involve sticking bits together to create something, to candle making kits and beginner sewing kits.… Continue Reading “Creative Crafting with Baker Ross”

Making a fabric pin board – Hillarys Craft Competition entry

When Hillarys got in touch offering me 1m² of fabric and asking me to take part in their craft competition I said yes immediately, with this idea already in mind. I’ve been wanting a pin board by my desk for a while, but wanted something attractive, as my work space is in the corner of our living room and I try to keep it looking… Continue Reading “Making a fabric pin board – Hillarys Craft Competition entry”

Learning to knit – a goal for 2015

I’ve been enjoying crochet for a few years now, and even blogged about what you need to get started with the hobby – my crochet starter kit. Knitting, however, has always been beyond me. I have tried to learn to knit a few times with very little success, but I am determined to give it one last good go this year and crack it. At… Continue Reading “Learning to knit – a goal for 2015”

Decorate a fairy house – kids party activity

When Georgie decided she wanted a fairy birthday party, I tried to think of something we could do with the kids to make it a bit more fun. I wanted something they could take home at the end of the party, as a nice reminder of a (hopefully) fun afternoon. I hit upon a variation of this idea online, and searched for low cost ways to… Continue Reading “Decorate a fairy house – kids party activity”

Getting crafty with Hillarys Blinds

On Saturday afternoon (or should that be crafternoon?) I spend a happy three hours at the Custard Factory in Birmingham with a group of local bloggers, getting my craft on with Hillarys Blinds, Joe Blogs, and The Crafty Hen. Hillarys have a new range of rather lovely fabrics out for their blinds, and to celebrate they are inviting bloggers to these craft sessions to make notebook… Continue Reading “Getting crafty with Hillarys Blinds”

Review: toucanBox

toucanBox sell subscription boxes for children, containing craft projects. Each box is a different theme and you can get an idea of the sort of things they send out by browsing past boxes that are available to buy as one-off purchases here on their site. You can also purchase set-length subscriptions for a discount at the shop.… Continue Reading “Review: toucanBox”

Easter crafting with HP

On Sunday we headed down to London to spend the afternoon at the Museum of Childhood. We were guests of HP, invited to come and try out the great ways they are combining traditional crafting with their fab technology. Upon arriving, we were treated to a lovely lunch with plenty of tasty treats to tempt the children into eating a good lunch before we headed… Continue Reading “Easter crafting with HP”