Tagged with craft

Orange and clove pomanders

Orange and clove pomanders

This time each year I make these wonderful orange and clove pomanders that fill the house with Christmas scent. They look great sat in a decorative bowl or hung with ribbons but this year I added tea lights to make a beautiful Christmas candle centre piece. What you need to do There are lots of … Continue reading

Pretend chocolate treats

Pretend chocolate treats

We made these pretend chocolates from salt dough coloured with food colouring. We’ve played with salt dough lots and made pretend sweets with play dough and plasticine in the past but my two enjoyed this more than anything and here’s why…….. The secret was the real chocolate box, that’s it. It was that simple. Poor … Continue reading

Lego Party – Favours

Lego Party – Favours

I’ve spent hours searching the web looking for original ideas for Lego party favours, I found loads of great ideas including baby jars turned into Lego heads, wonderful gift bags turned into blocks. In the end I chose to make these fantastic Lego brick gift boxes made by Delia creates. Delia made these fab boxes … Continue reading

Tea towel draw-string pump bag

Tea towel draw-string pump bag

Can you believe this cute draw-sting pump bag started life as a tea towel (or viskestykke)?  After making my carrier bag tidy from a tea towel I though why not a pump bag? After all, the tea towels are so pretty, great quality, the right size and all the seams have been sewn for me. … Continue reading

Homemade bird feeders

Homemade bird feeders

My Dad loves his garden birds, so, for his birthday last week the children made him some homemade  bird feeders. Normally these would be made to feed garden birds during a UK winter but there is nothing wrong with attracting birds closer to the house with them. I think in Dubai these might work by … 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

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

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

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

A morning at Café Céramique

A morning at Café Céramique

A couple of weeks ago, for Madeline’s birthday, we went to Café Céramique at Festival City, a place where you can paint your own pottery. It’s somewhere we have been meaning to go for a while but never quite managed to get there until now. We’ve done a lot of ceramic painting in the UK so … Continue reading

Mine all mine

Mine all mine

I spent much of last week making jewellery for other people, so, while the kitchen was completely taken over with all my things I thought I would treat myself and make something just for me. I made these lovely angel wing earrings. Firstly I made a mould from a pair of earrings my friend had … Continue reading