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Posts from the category: Kids Spaces

Creating a Space of Their Own: Displaying Kid’s Treasures

Childhood 101 | Displaying Childrens Artwork

A packet of 3M Velcro Strips and her choice of wall space was all we needed for the next stage of Immy's bedroom makeover. She had a collection of treasured artworks that she had been keeping which were way overdue in being hung. She decided which area of wall she wanted to hang them in and the … [Read more...]

Creating a Space of Their Own: Tape Art Monogram

Childhood 101 | Tape art monogram project for kids

I often reflect on Randy Pauch's story for many reasons but most recently I have been thinking about how his parents encouraged him to decorate his own bedroom. While I am not quite ready to hand over the paintbrush completely, I asked Immy if she would like to make some changes to how her room … [Read more...]

Organising Kids: Sorting and Storing Baby & Kids Clothes

Sorting and storing kids clothes

Since Immy was a baby wearing those adorable teeny, tiny onesies that she was too big for way too soon, I have used this  system for storing the clothes she grows out of in the hope that one day she would have a sibling to hand them down to. Its a simple system, certainly not rocket science but … [Read more...]

Back to School: Organising Kids Spaces

organising kids rooms

Part of our getting organised for starting school strategy has involved re-organising Immy's closet. I have written before about my preference for comfortable, practical play clothes for young children so until now most of Immy's clothes (tops, shorts, leggings, skirts, jumpers, even many of her … [Read more...]

Popular Posts of 2011: Places for Kids to Play

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This week I will be highlighting some of the most popular posts from the 350 published in 2011. Rating consistently in the popularity scales were posts sharing ideas for creating, organising and decorating kids play spaces. Posts like; Sharing Our Kids Art Space (and the update) :: Dramatic Play in … [Read more...]

Homemade Decorations: For Christmas, Birthday or Everyday

homemade decorations

I might be late to the party but I think I am in love with paper lanterns!  I recently purchased four 20cm white paper lanterns from an online party supplies store and thought Immy and I could have fun decorating them for the playroom. After all, creating for the home doesn't just have to … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Inspired to Create!

playroom decor ideas

We have three little ones and one of our family values is creativity and it's something that this play space hopes to nurture. On the wall, we rotate famous artworks, bible verses and/or the kids' art- something to inspire and appreciate. It hopefully shows how we value our kids' art and anything … [Read more...]

How to Make Book Cover Bunting

how to make bunting

A few months ago when I published pictures of our book corner I had a number of readers ask how I made the book cover bunting hanging in the space. So here it is... I scanned the covers of our favourite picture books and used an iron on t-shirt transfer paper compatible with my … [Read more...]