Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Getting everyone involved in baking!

As I said recently I am always looking for things that all three of my girls will enjoy. Big Girl and I used to bake a lot when the Little Ones were too small to understand they were being left out but more recently they have been hanging around the kitchen stair gate getting cross with us - oops!

So I've taken to trying to do baking and cooking activities at the dinning room table. I have given them their own bowl, spoon and some of the ingredients, flour, water, maybe some raisins. But last week we were making rice crispy cakes and I just couldn't face the carnage involved with letting them loose with chocolate. So I gave them some silicone cake molds, bowls, spoons and cotton wool balls. They were perfectly happy moving the cotton wool from one to the other. I'm guessing it's good for their fine motor skills too? Bonus!

The only problem was that Big Girl quickly lost interest in the cooking and asked for her own cotton wool. Leaving me to fill the molds. Oh well.... you win some, you loose some!

Pretty in Pink!

Here's a lovely Dolly. I was so happy to make use of the lovely bow and frill on the romper Susan sent me. Do love the girly ones!

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Hippy Chick Dolly

Love this Dolly. I got sent such a pretty little dress in this bundle of clothes that this Dolly's skirt ended up a bit hippy-long, in order to show it off beautifully.

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Monday, 19 August 2013

New! Memory Canvases

I've recently launched a new product on my page: Memory Canvases. A collage designed especially children, using their garments. They're ideal for motifs, logos and designs that are too big for my Dollies as well as for using remnants left over from having a Dolly made! I'm doing a special introductory offer on them over on my page,

And these are for my girls

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Cereal Box Handbags

I don't know how I came up with this idea but for once I don't think it came from Pintrest! (Unless Pintrest is now seeping into my brain without me realising!)

I'm always looking for things to do with all three of my girls. Big Girl (nearly 3.5yrs!) loves to do crafty stuff but if I let her do things at the table she'll always drop things that will find their way into the mouths of the twins, and anyway they prefer to be sat at the table joining in with us but their time span is short and obviously, only being 18 months old, their creative skills are limited.

So I started with some cereal boxes which I painted white to cover the labeling, I guess you could cover them with paper too. I used a plate to create the top shape of the bag.

Then used the piece I'd removed to get a pretty much identical shape to the other side

I punched holes in the sides and added fabric strip scraps to make handles (different ones so they knew whose was whose!)

Over to the children! Big Girl started off colouring hers

The little ones were content sticking stickers all over theirs!


Ta da! Not going to be sold by Louis Vuitton but still be played with in this house! (And a good place to put those stickers Big Girl got at the dentist last week!)

And Mummy made them cardboard combs and compact mirrors from tin foil and card to keep in their bags!

Monday, 5 August 2013

New Boy Dolly

This Dolly was special because his Mummy won the opportunity to have him made when she entered a prize draw at my stall. He is a combination of her two son's clothes.

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Up, Up and Away!

I belong to a group of crafty Mummies and we recently had an exchange of gifts, a bit like Secret Santa, where we all made each other something. The theme was "Sky" and this is what I made...