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Getting Crafty Like a Fox with Mikaela Danvers – Resin Bangles

I have a few friends who have that rather cool style that you can only get when you buy those one-of-a-kind pieces that you pick up at markets which specialise in hand-made goods. That or they are truly talented and make it for themselves. I admire them. How they pull together colours and patterns effortlessly. I… Read more »

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Make Your Own Christmas Tree!

For a variety of different reasons – lack of money to buy one, no space to put one up, moving house… you may not be able to have a Christmas tree up this Christmas. So this is your Christmas tree, when you can’t have a Christmas tree! (Just in case you’re wondering, we made this… Read more »

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What happens when you’re ill, but so are your children?

So you have a cold. What does your doctor say? Stay at home. Get some rest. What a joke. Did he notice the two sick children you have with you? This was my dilemma last week. Both my children and I were struck down with colds at the same time. My husband, he had a milder… Read more »

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Turning Japanese (fabric that is!)

Do you love quilting? Sewing? Or do you appreciate lovely crafty things? If so, this post is for you! Me personally, I’d love to be able to quilt and sew… But I’m a wishful thinker at this stage. Sure I can knock up a simple pattern but I’m drawing on my year 7 sewing class… Read more »

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Our budget painting – Tara Dennis eat your heart out!

So lately I’ve been feeling that silly sort of guilt that mothers seem to feel in abundance. Surgery this week meant that I wasn’t supposed to cook, amongst other things, so my children had more than their fair share of McDonalds take away. The washing wouldn’t have been done, except that my mother came to help… Read more »

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Activities to Keep You Sane in the Rain

Baking Cold, rainy weather is the perfect excuse for comfort food. So why not get the children involved? It’s a win-win in my book. You get yummy treats and the children are occupied and happy. Cakes are often the easiest as you can add ingredients in one at a time (each child taking turns) and,… Read more »