Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Toddler-approved Easter cards

Today Arthur and I made a dozen Easter cards.

They were simple, they involved paint (his favourite) and glue (another favourite) and overall, were very pleasing to make.

I took inspiration from this lovely post over at a Thrifty mum, with something for all ages and abilities on the younger scale of crafters.

Here is Arthur working hard (we also made cotton wool sheep cards for a bit of variation while the chicks were drying) and one of his finished cards.

Great fun, we used an apple for our printing (no potatoes in the house currently) and I think they came out rather well.

We have delivered several already and he is very proud of himself!


Back again...

for another attempt at blogging?

"Hahaha" I hear you all cry - well... I'll try anyway.

Easter is upon us, and I have been crafting with the boys, and next month my youngest starts 5 mornings a week at nursery.  I might actually have some time to sew!  Fancy that.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Lego tidy

A day later than promised ;o)  but we had Parents' evening and clubs last night!

So hot on the whinging from the older ones about "the baby's got my leeeeegoooooooo" "I can't find the pieces I had for my thiiiiiiing" and other charming phrases (I know anyone with children will be familiar with the tone of whine and dropped shoulders that accompanies this kind of situation) I decided to try out a lego tidy-up pouch tutorial - this one from Quiltylicious took my eye as it was step-by-step, didn't use any terms I didn't recognise lol, and I liked the pirate fabric!


I used her measurements, and a 14" radius is a nice size to work with, not too big to be unweildy to sew, perfect for packing for holidays or trips to relatives who might not be equipped for children, and just big enough to contain the pieces required for any one 'project' on the go.

The kids have loved it so far, and I am about to whip up another for Jake's K'nex as that has teensy weensy pieces in it too, and this morning he'd opted to build with it on his bunk <sigh> and was frantically scrabbling it back into the plastic box when I asked him (for the 900th time) to get DRESSED FOR SCHOOL.  Much easier to just pull a drawstring shut I think!

A nice quick make for boys!