…raising crafty kids…

It is probably somewhat unsurprising to anyone, that my kids love craft & creating almost as much as I do. Multiple times a day, I get asked if they can do craft. We build handwork into our homeschool days. There are always multiple projects on the go at once, with their desks and the school table and the lounge room […]

…mini Christmas canvases :: advent blogalong day14…

For the last couple of years, it has been a tradition that we spend an afternoon getting messy in the craft room, creating ourselves some Christmas canvases. This year Bear & Boy2 picked mini square canvases, which gave us two each. I did two individual canvases, Beetle threw some paint around and had a whole lot of fun, and both […]

Jack in the box jumps up… {blogtoberfest day 9}

Last term, Beetle and I merrily trundled off to our weekly music class. We sang. We clapped. We danced. Then the teacher pulled out a cute little pop-up puppet for a game or three of Jack In The Box, and our little Beetle boy was smitten. He stared at it. He cackled when it popped up. He clapped and giggled […]

DIY band looms

So far, we have been lucky to avoid the rainbow loom craze. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. A birthday party at the start of the holidays got Bear hooked on it, and by association, Boy2. We did a tour of the shops directly after the party, and again the next day, but there […]

we’re going on an egg hunt…

…we’re going find some pretty ones…   School holidays + Easter = lots of eggy crafts. A visit to Nanny & Poppy’s house saw the small people come home laden with handmade chocolates, and painted pottery eggs. We’ve already made cheesecake eggs (and I refuse to confirm or deny the current consumption status of such), and so the last one […]

the circle continues

Bear has been desperate to learn to knit for a month or so now. So with Boy2 back at preschool, and a bonus day holiday thanks to a pupil free day (bless you, new national curriculum), we hit up the craft shop, found some chunky yarn and bamboo needles, and merrily tucked ourselves up on the daybed, to get down […]

or not…

St Nicholas’ gift for our Butterfly – a little Seedling kit with a decorate-yourself butterfly. Super cute. Less so when you find red glitter glue streaking the dog’s fur. A good idea after all?     A quick post today, as it’s holiday mode and I’m holding my babies close. They are happy playing lego at the minute, so I’m […]

dig dig dig

Boy2 is dinosaur mad. He also loves diggers, and craft. So when “Can we do craft?” was answered with “sure, what should we make?”, he declared that “baby ‘wos-ah-wapter” (velociraptor) wanted a digger. Quite possibly, baby wos-ah-waptor is a wee big small to dig on his own, and with a long box that I’d had a backdrop delivered in, drooping […]


It came with a loaf of bread from the local bakery, back when the boys were first obsessed with Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Little Miss Butterfly found it yesterday, and is smitten with the “chipmonkey wif hooood. Gwasses. He he he, chipmonkey tail!”. It has been going everywhere with her. So in a fit of craftiness this morning, we pulled […]