Sorry things have been a little quiet. We’ve been on holiday for a week and I am working on an advent calendar downloadable, which will be ready by Monday, so do pop back then.
Sorry for the silence! I’ve been catching up on some long overdue DIY around the house! It’s been two years since we moved into our house and I’ve been so busy with the kids, blog, book and various pieces of work that our home has been totally neglected!
My cousin sent me a link to this amazing printable 35mm Pinhole Hasselblad Camera and I thought you lovely folks might think as highly of it as we do. It’s definitely on my to-do list!
You can download the camera from Kelly’s site and there are full video instructions you can follow.
I’ll be back on Monday with a new paper-craft project! Hope you all have a great weekend between now and then. I’m still pinning lots of crafty projects on my Pinterest site so do check it out if you haven’t already. I’m thinking of setting up a group craft board so if you are interested then leave a comment below.
BTW my cousin is in a band called Officers. You can check out their site here. They just toured with Gary Newman…very cool!!
The internet seems to be chock-a-block with wonderful crafty ideas at the moment. Hurray! Here are a few of my favourites. Feel free to leave a comment if any other crafty projects have knocked your socks off lately.
(Hope you have all had a good week). My big boy is five on Tuesday…I can hardly believe it!
1. Absolutely ♥ this fruity balloon garland by Brittany Watson Jepsen
2. I love Pips books (and website). This project comes from her second book Sew La Tea Do.
3. More good stuff from Jess at howaboutorange: Stiffened felt boxes.
4. DIY Planters for Say Yes to Hoboken by Claire of Fellow Fellow.
Yey! My book has finally been released. The whole process has taken over a year and, at times, I really didn’t think I would get there! It’s wonderful to finally be able to show you some pictures, and also to feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing.
The book is called “eco-friendly crafting with kids” and contains 35 step-by-step projects for preschool kids and adults to create together. (Even though the book is aimed at preschoolers the projects would also be suitable for 5, 6 & 7 year olds).
I picked a fairly random set of images to show you…I was finding it hard to choose. The book really does look stunning, largely due to the efforts of photographer Carloyn Barber, stylist Liz Belton and Designer Sonya Nathoo.
The book is split into eight sections; homemade materials, music, nature, recycling bin, paper and card, sewing and threading, science and boredom busters.
I would love for you to buy a copy if you like the look of it *^_^*. You can purchase one at amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, amazon.ca, barnes & noble (and many other places). You can also order it from the book depository (which does free worldwide delivery) and lots of other websites! (btw my Australian pals and I use the book depository to send presents to one another and we’ve always been really happy with the service!)
Images excerpted from “eco-friendly crafting with kids” by Kate Lilley. Photography Copyright © Ryland Peters & Small Ltd. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
I saw this great post at flutterflutter last week which was all about ‘eye-bombing’ and ever since reading it I have had an overwhelming desire to stick googly eyes to absolutely everything. It’s a great activity for the kids too!
Sugar-sprinkle monster. Sadly he is no longer with us.
Sheepish venus fly trap.
Prudish door handle!
Happy Friday all! x
Hello folks! It seems I have been taking a little blog-break of late (do any of you fellow bloggers ever feel the need?). I thought I would break the silence with a little round-up of all my favorite colourful crafts that I have seen on the web of late.
Colourful, easy DIY art from Little Helsinki.
Lovely geometric giftboxes from ruffledblog
Amazing DIY decorations by Alexey Danilin (I know they are hanging on a christmas tree but they would look great all year round!)
Hope all of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the arrival of spring. The kids and I are loving it and have been trying to beat the garden into submission! (I really don’t have green fingers so I always find it a bit of a challenge). My boys have been making friends with the worms and have been having lots of (muddy) fun.
My book popped through the door last week so I’ll pop some pictures up next week…I will also be back on Monday with a new craft. Oh, and I’ve been putting together ideabooks for houzz in the last few months. Much fun…check out my top picks here.
Until then, have fun!
- All I need… (my mum's blog x)
- Arvindgupta Toys
- Beci Orpin
- Chez Beeper Bebe
- Crow roosters crow
- Curly Birds
- diy or die
- Fine Little Day
- Handmade Charlotte
- Hello Kiddo
- IDN Magazine
- Kickcan & Conkers
- le dans la
- Lullatone home orchestra
- misako mimoko
- Officers (my cousins band)
- Piles of washing
- Red Ted Art
- Sausage Jar
- Swiss Miss
- Wabi-sabi wanderings
- What I Made