five carved pumpkins

Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed

Halloween really is all about the pumpkins now isn’t it and with this comes the pressure to carve the ‘perfect’ pumpkin for your home. I’ve noticed a rise in the stunning designs appearing all over social media but if like me, you don’t want to buy a kit full of all the tools and stencils to give you this look then this post is for you. Continue reading “Simple Pumpkin Carving How To- no kits needed”

Mother's day list

What’s On My Mother’s Day List?

I didn’t want to do a fancy list for Mother’s Day saying buy this, buy that BUT I do want to highlight some of the amazing small businesses I have come across recently and the items that I have just fallen in love with. I think it is so important to shop small and support those who are just starting out in their new venture, especially on days where the large stores dominate the market.

So here is my personal choice of fabulous gifts perfect for any Mum this Mother’s Day. Continue reading “What’s On My Mother’s Day List?”

arts, crafts and messy play in the garden

Arts, Crafts and Messy Play

Jake has really started to get into arts and crafts this year which has meant I have learnt to hunt out where the best bits and bobs are to buy, what he enjoys doing and what tools are essential. I have also learnt that messy play is a must for a toddler and is a great way for them to learn about textures, how to express themselves and to have great fun!

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how to craft toilet roll guys

Guest Post: Adventures in Craft Time

First I feel I should start with a little background. I am a single dad, separated from my son’s mum, but we have a good relationship. I have my boy every weekend, so finding activities that occupy himself, and satisfy my nerd tendencies Continue reading “Guest Post: Adventures in Craft Time”

personalised gifts for fathers day

DIY: Personalised Gift

As personalised gifts have become more and more popular, last year I decided to have a go at creating my own special Father’s day present for my husband.

After looking for inspiration on the internet I chose the idea of creating a family picture made up of our names. Using scrabble pieces to spell them out and linking them up was a perfect choice because he loves the board game. Continue reading “DIY: Personalised Gift”