Tuesday, 19 June 2012
I remember a time when I would place ornaments carefully on bookshelves, make mini arrangements in tea cups, plump the cushions numerous times a day. Now I am lucky to discard dead flowers or tidy away the lego that seems to constantly make its way to the mantle piece. That would be family life, then.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
A super-easy and effective bit of card making can be found here. The three of us sat down to make cards for Father's Day tomorrow. You just need a permanent maker for the written word and a box of oil pastels. I think Fred's choice of colours is the most effective (top right). As simple colouring and then messy scratching was involved - very popular.
Sunday, 10 June 2012
I put the success of this down to the boys being able to envisage a final product - and the idea from this book. DIY Kids. The projects here are done by children, and this helped the boys have a real vision of what they could achieve - one that wasn't 'adult'.
Friday, 8 June 2012
And this lovely cardigan came from a stall on Sunday - at the National Trust event at Dunstable Downs. mary has a range of beautiful handknits. This was £18 which I think was very reasonable for the quality and the work that has gone in. There is also an ebay shop.