Before we go any further, if you are my husband STOP READING NOW. And if by any chance you know my husband you must solemnly swear you won’t tell him about this post. Are we done? Ok cool! I am honestly so excited to share this post with you. My husband is the worst person in the whole world for buying gifts for, he’s totally non-materialistic which is cool, but err…. a mare to buy for. So, given a bit of a prod from Truprint I thought I’d come up with something a bit more personal and make a special Father’s Day photo for him from the kids. I waited until we had a (slightly more photogenic than my home) day out at Mersea Island with the kids and with the stealth skills of a ninja with an iPhone, sent him off to get chips while I got the kids to pose.
Crafts for grown ups
Do your kids like Big Hero 6? My son loved it and has been pretending to be Baymax for the last couple of weeks! It’s been a little while since I shared any of my felt finger puppets but as soon as I told my son I was thinking of making a Baymax puppet he was checking in on my progress five times a day. Gotta love it when your boss is half your size! Getting the template right for this one was a bit tricky so I’ve included a free pattern for you to download so that you can quickly make a Baymax felt finger puppet of your own!
We love doing crafts and activities with a theme so a themed tea party is a pretty logical progression! I recently introduced my kids to Alice In Wonderland which they really loved and if your kids (or you!) love the book and film too then you’ll love these thrifty Mad Hatters tea party ideas, because I love a themed tea party and I love a thrifty one even more!
Welcome back to Tuesday Tutorials. This week I’ve started sewing again after a long absence and I’ve been loving it! We spent last weekend reviewing a cottage staycation (more on that later!) where I did some work on leather bag I’ve been making forever and when we got back I started a sewing project for my son (more on that later too!) Because I’m a bit thrifty though I hate throwing nice material away so I’m always trying to think of things to do with the scraps, after all that stuff is expensive! Thankfully Tuesday Tutorials came to my rescue via some of the posts linked up last week and inspired this round up of fantastic things to make with fabric scraps.
Do you spend more time doing housework than you’d like to? Yep, me too. Not a fan. But next to the sink in my kitchen is a little windowsill that gets a bit of light, and I thought to myself what would be a simple way to make the most of what’s around me and turn this forgotten little space into a source of brightness. I was asked by Twinings to share how I experience the most from my day and I thought what could be better than popping a little DIY teacup planter on there to spread a bit of happiness! I love DIY teacup crafts as they’re a great way to use up a bit of vintage crockery and they remind me to put the kettle on when I need a bit of me time!