Pirate Ship Table Centre Piece

So Wednesday 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Last year I did a few pirate sketches to honour the theme, this year I thought I’d create a pirate themed birthday party pack which will come in useful as my cousin is planning a pirate themed party for one of her little ones in January. I thought I’d start with the decoration that takes … Continue reading Pirate Ship Table Centre Piece

Home made monster money boxes

Great Children’s Craft Idea – Make Your Own Money Box

I’m sure everyone made one of these when they were at school but with the children off school for summer holidays I thought it was a good reminder of a simple and extremely messy craft for rainy days. You start with a balloon – I made two so used different shape balloons to give a distinctive look to each when finished.  As you want the … Continue reading Great Children’s Craft Idea – Make Your Own Money Box

Coraline

  My Inspiration for today’s doodle is the movie Coraline which premiered on 8 May 2009. Coraline was released in 2009, a stop motion film based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel, directed by Henry Selick, who had previously directed The Nightmare Before Christmas– often wrongly attributed to Tim Burton, Selick has his own unique style, as shown in the aforementioned and also Roald Dahl’s ‘James … Continue reading Coraline

Easter Present

My favourite Easter present from last year wasn’t a chocolate creation – it was a gift made by my youngest nephew a bunny fridge magnet. You can buy the magnetic paper sheets from most craft type stores or Amazon have a good range, including those that you can run through your inkjet printer at home. Its a great idea to make very personalised gifts and … Continue reading Easter Present

My Favourite Easter Makes

Another late Easter post but thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of my favourite makes from other handmade fans – here’s a few posts that caught my eye…. Kym Byers posted my all time favourite decorated egg design – Kym Byers The Decorated Cookie created some bunny marshmallows – simple but really effective – Bunny Marshallows/ Little House on the Corner have created some … Continue reading My Favourite Easter Makes

Easter Egg Hunt Signs (5th April)

If you’re planning an egg hunt this year here’s some free printables to decorate your garden.   Printables for the Alice themed signs can be downloaded here – Easter Egg Hunt Signs And if you’s like a more polished finished to your signs here’s a few from some very talented bloggers… Lia Griffith – https://liagriffith.com/easter-egg-hunt-printables/ And from Illistyle – http://www.illistyle.com/crafts/easter-egg-hunt-directional-signs-for-kids/ Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt Signs (5th April)