Make a Spooky Halloween House

I thought I’d make a witches house for Halloween, great as a table centre if you’re having a party or to place alongside the sweet bowl for trick or treat-ers. Start making your basic shape from old boxes.  It doesn’t matter at this stage how messy it looks just make sure you get the basic shape. Then trace around your shape on coloured paper to … Continue reading Make a Spooky Halloween House

Easy to Make Halloween Bags

In preparation for Halloween I thought I’d try my hand at making some treat bags for children. All you need is some coloured paper, scissors, sticky tape and some string.  You start with a basic template.  If you want bags around A5 size just print this image out on A3 paper. Cut out the template in a variety of coloured papers and fold along the … Continue reading Easy to Make Halloween Bags

Make a Paper Mache Skull

With Halloween next month month I wanted to start early on some decorations.  This day of dead skull is perfect as a table centre piece for a Halloween themed party or as a window sill adornment for Trick or Treat-ers. I’ve seen a load of pictures on Pinterest claiming to show you how to make a paper mache skull but when you click through to … Continue reading Make a Paper Mache Skull

Make a Fathers Day Card

18th of June is Fathers day here in the UK.  I always struggle with ideas for cards for my dad as the usual greetings cards tend to focus on golf, ties or tools none of which feel very appropriate.  So here’s a few ideas for cards to make for your dad. The first two are really simple, provided you’re not too bad at drawing. If … Continue reading Make a Fathers Day Card

Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place

Today was our first full day in Cuba so we did the touristy thing and went on a group tour that included Revolution Square, a rum and cigar factory, old Havana and Ernest Hemingway home on the island. A great tour guide explained the various districts we passed through and pointed out all the major areas and their history – a great start to the … Continue reading Havana, Cuba – what a totally fascinating place