I recently discovered Amanda Blake Soule’s book, The Creative Family, at my local library. It was a timely find as I really appreciated Amanda’s section on Giving Handmade in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Immy and I worked together to adapt the Joy Jar concept to make Grandma’s Happy Jar for my Mum. Immy […]
The ABC of Child Care: H is for …
H is for … Holidays, More Food & Everyday Things: Reflecting Human Diversity It is important that child care centres value the human diversity that exists within the families and community it operates within. The centre should be a place where all children and families are valued and respected regardless of racial, religious, cultural, age, […]
How To Get Started With Digital Scrapbooking
Credits What is Digi Scrapping?It’s just like paper scrapbooking – you collect and display photos with lots of fancy bits and pieces to preserve and share memories and special moments in your life. Except with digital scrapbooking there isn’t any paper or scissors or glue or expensive bits and pieces or mess! A digital scrapbook […]
Valentines Craft Ideas: Heart to Heart Felt Hairclip
Inspired by the little heart bunting bringing a touch of sweetness to our lives by hanging in our living room, I decided to whip up a little Valentine’s Day hair clip so I can carry that sweetness throughout the whole day tomorrow. Super in it’s simplicity, this clip took mere minutes to make! 1. Cut […]
Christmas is now well and truly past. Done and dusted for another year. Yet somehow it is still very much alive in the imagination of this little girl. We hear about Santa everyday, in conversations like this… “Immy, do you know what we are doing tomorrow?”“Santa coming.”“No, Santa is not coming again for a very […]
Trying to find my Christmas spirit!
The tree is up, the presents bought, and the shortbread made (thanks Amanda!) but I still feel that something is missing. It took me a little while to put my finger on it…. I am missing my Christmas spirit! Where can it be? In the hustle of shopping, maybe I left it at the shops? […]
As I survey the pile of gifts I have to wrap for Immy, I wonder if I should instead have just bought her a packet of patty pans and some bag ties? You see, the scene in the recent photo below, shows Immy having a marvellous time raiding my kitchen drawer. The one where I […]
The 12 Days of Christmas Garland
Whilst fossicking around my local op shop recently I came across a 50c copy of the Little Golden Book, The Twelve Days of Christmas. I immediately thought of using it to make a simple garland representing the well known Christmas carol. I simply made a cardboard triangle template and cut out the illustration of each […]
Ready for December!
With Immy now 21 months old, this will be our first Christmas with an advent calendar, a tradition I am eager to start and continue for many years to come. I chose this wooden tree which features 23 wooden drawers that I originally saw in the Adairs catalogue. I was a little disappointed when I […]
All wrapped up!
Sometimes I am really organised, and sometimes I’m just….not! I usually remember the big things but sometimes the little ones get lost in the queue inside my head, where everyone is jostling for position. I am sure most Mums have experienced this feeling at one time or another. Thankfully, I find there is usually a […]
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