July 31, 2015

11 Ways to Encourage your Child’s Creativity

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    It has been said, probably for the last 50 years or more, that television is hampering children’s creativity. I’m not sure how true this is but with people now spending less and less time away from screens, there are perhaps fewer moments in which imagination can flourish. But creativity is an important aspect […]

Top 10 Craft Supplies Every Family Should Have

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    The opportunity to be creative is a vital part of childhood. Many of today’s successful artists, designers and makers credit childhoods spent making, creating and inventing with parental encouragement behind it all. As a family we all love to learn new skills. We love making things be it with wood, fabric, paints or […]

Getting them involved – Christmas crafting with the kids


    One of the best things about Christmas is preparing for the big day. Carols, decorations, mince pies and dazzling lights all make the festive period a great time of year but if you’re looking to go the extra mile this December why not get crafty with the kids? Little ones love getting their […]

Tie Dye T-Shirt Craft – Plus Win a Trip to Germany with Zalando

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    A few days ago we found out about a crafty competition that Zalando are running for the creative ones amongst you. Participants must develop a DIY fashion project idea and tag it with #ZalandoDIY. Then send your email with your full name, the DIY creation and the subject line ‘DIY with Zalando’ to […]

Because there is nothing quite like handmade…

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    Recently, a very old and dear friend of mine had a beautiful baby girl. While she was pregnant I had promised that I would bring something back from Italy for the new baby, whose gender was unknown. Despite the length of time we were out there for, we didn’t have much of a […]

Craft Tutorial: Reversible Shabby Chic Raggy Bag

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    These shabby chic Raggy Bags are not only functional while looking great but they are also reversible, allowing you to create two completely different looks with just one bag! Oh, and if you have trouble sewing in a straight line you don’t need to worry as they are super-easy to make too. You […]