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About Me

kate photoHello, I’m Kate, mum to two small superheros and maker of things for kids and grown ups.

I like singing badly, embarrassing my kids with my dancing (preferably on the school run) and sitting on the beach eating ice creams. My kids like getting messy, playing with sticks and being a bit loud. My son is seven (born December 2010) and is currently deciding if he wants to be Harry Potter or a Sith Lord when he grows up, his younger sister is a crazy but cute four year old (born October 2013) who only wears dresses because she is a Queen and suffer the fool who thinks she’s *only* a princess. We live in Cornwall, England having relocated from Southend in the summer of 2016. I’m also a contributor for Day Out With The Kids.

New here? These are some of my favourite posts that you might like!

This Captain America Paper Plate Shield got played with for ages and even a couple of years later we’ve still made it again!

These frozen flowers are super pretty and there’s a nice video to watch if you prefer video tutorials.

Each year I round up some of the activities I’ve done with my daughter (ahem, but not my son as I didn’t think of that at the time) This one of activities for two year olds is one of my favourites.

The smallest took forever to get teeth and refused puree. Here’s 40 things she could eat before she got teeth.

Some cool things about Crafts on Sea:

Crafts on Sea was a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards in 2015 for the best craft blog

It’s been featured in The Sunday Mirror, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post and Craftseller Magazine with tutorials and some lovely stuff about this site.

I’ve attended Downing Street with Mumsnet and Railway Children to discuss the issues faced by young people running away from home

If you represent an organisation you may wish to read my work with me page, you can also contact me on




  1. 5th April 2013 / 11:28 am

    Just found your blog and wanted to say how much I love it… I’ve laughed out loud at least once in every post and I love your gorgeous photos too.

    As a fellow English graduate, with a baby, fella and a healthy interest in crafts and cramming way too much into life, I feel like I might need to go out and buy myself a bulimic cat now. Do they tend to give you details of that sort of personality trait if you drop in at Battersea Cats home, I wonder?

  2. Cherie Kemp
    24th July 2013 / 6:14 am

    I have just discovered your lovely blog. You might enjoy a look through mine. I craft with recycled materials and am always happy to share my craft skills with anyone that may be interested. Please feel free to use any of my ideas for your projects.

    • Kate
      3rd August 2013 / 7:07 pm

      Oh, thank you very much! Off for a look now 🙂

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