Posted in July 2012

Ladybird biscuits

Ladybird biscuits

These gorgeous ladybird biscuits will impress your youngsters and I reckon they’d also go down well at one of the hundred bake sales the Dubai schools seem to have in a year. You will need Digestives (or similar round biscuits) Icing sugar Red food colouring Chocolate buttons Black or dark brown and white icing writers … Continue reading

We’ve been bean growing

We’ve been bean growing

This is a great way to show children how seeds grow as you can see everything through the glass and they grow super fast. I remember doing something similar in my first ever year at school and if I can remember that far back (it was a very long time ago) it must have had … Continue reading

Little Lobster prints

Little Lobster prints

My little nephew is now 6 months old and his mummy was looking for some inspiration to brighten up the walls in his room now that he is taking more interest in his surroundings, so me and the kids decided to paint a canvas for him. Not only will it brighten up his walls but … Continue reading

Easy peasy pasta

Easy peasy pasta

I’m pretty sure that this recipe is an adaptation from one I originally saw in a Slimming World magazine but I haven’t been able to find it since. Anyway it’s delicious, healthy and super easy to make, the perfect family dish. You will need 2 small leeks A small cup of either frozen or fresh … Continue reading

I’m getting into signage

I’m getting into signage

When I was experimenting transferring images to canvas I wondered what else I could transfer, so I tried transferring text to wood, the results are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! That’s it I’m addicted now, I’m going to be making them for everyone and everything. Just look at it, it’s gorgeous. To make it you will need Plywood Acrylic … Continue reading

The perfect party bag!

The perfect party bag!

As my son was finishing school for summer and leaving to start a new school in September I thought it would be nice for him to give his classmates a little gift and I came across this amazing idea that I think has so many uses! They are so cute and because they are personalised … Continue reading

Cardboard box car fun

Cardboard box car fun

It’s typical isn’t it, you spend ages choosing your child a gift, lots of money buying it and then all they’re interested in is the box. Well instead of waiting to be disappointed on you child’s birthday why not use some supermarket boxes and have fun on a boring hot (or rainy) weekday afternoon. Days … Continue reading

Your photos on canvas

Your photos on canvas

I’ve been researching a lot recently about how to transfer my photos onto canvas and today I gave it a go. The results were mixed but I was not disappointed. I’d recommend giving this ago especially if you like a vintage feel, in fact I would go as far as to say, you gotta try … Continue reading

Have you had a Herman yet?

Have you had a Herman yet?

My mother-in-law has just received her first Herman, a pleasure that was bestowed upon us by good friends during a quick UK trip over Christmas. What’s a Herman I bet some of you are asking? Herman is a German friendship cake, a sourdough cake recipe passed through circles of friends and family, it’s the kitchen … Continue reading

Beautiful butterflies

Beautiful butterflies

When we first arrived in Dubai we walked into our empty villa with its huge rooms and equally huge walls and I wondered how we would ever make it feel like a home. The dozens of pictures we brought from the UK didn’t do much to fill the walls so I started looking at things … Continue reading

Little traveller’s log books

Little traveller’s log books

Well the big pack-up has begun ready to head home to cooler climes for the summer and the kids are super excited about going home on an aeroplane! The novelty still hasn’t worn off which got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be lovely to keep a record of all the flights that they have ever … Continue reading

Introducing Caroline

Introducing Caroline

Ekkkkk!!!! We’re so excited to tell you that the lovely Caroline is joining the Made in the desert team. Caroline fits the Made in the desert mould perfectly, she’s always up to something, cooking, crafting, sewing, home making and photography and if that lot doesn’t keep her busy we bet bet her two young children … Continue reading

Home made cards

Home made cards

Normally with handmade cards from the children you get two choices, get them to make them themselves, although they may give up after the first two, or send a picture of your child off to a printing company and have it made into a card. Both are great, but this is just that little bit … Continue reading