#83 Baby onboard

*Warning this is a long haul post- put the kettle on before commencing!*

I’ve not done a lot of posting lately, mainly because I’ve not done much crafting lately (turns out being a “working mum” is harder than it looks- go figure), but also because we took a little (read: big, hard and expensive but lovely) trip to the other side of the world….so a perfect opportunity to share some tips I took from pinterest, and now some of my own, on flying with a baby.

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Guest Pinnage – Leanne’s adorbs Named T’s

Happy birthday to Florence! One third of Twinterest (although tbh she’s been a bit slack on the posts front…) To celebrate her day of birth, here’s a Florrie inspired craft from the lovely Leanne:
(Florence’s t was made by the very wonderful Oh!Me in NZ)
Leanne said: “I made these t-shirts for my two nieces after seeing a similar one modeled by Little Miss Twinterest herself.  I did these two t-shirts, back and front, all in the time it took me to watch The Office Christmas Specials
(2 hours).”

#72 You’ve got mail

My friend Oli had a great idea for a mums crafternoon- shoe box post boxes for our girls. Florence loves posting everything she can find into hers, I highly recommend this for a fun free toy to keep littlies entertained.

All you need is a shoe box, paper and glue. I used some stamps from my inherited stamp collection to decorate F’s envelopes (addressed to Grandma, Aunty Holly, and Oli’s little girl Annabelle).DSC_1118 Continue reading

#48 Embroidery hoop art

This has been a long time in the posting- I started a little project for Florrie’s room back in October and have finally put them up on her wall.

My inspiration was the Beatles song G sings to her when he’s getting her ready for bed, and a whole lot of embroidery hoop cuteness via pinterest:209910032602154109_Q1F9PH0H_c Continue reading

Grand designs update

We’ve been crafting up a Christmas present storm this week and everything is too secretive to post, instead I thought I’d do an update on Florence’s doll’s house.

The original post and before photos can be seen here if you fancy.

I’ve stripped the inside and the roof and painted the outside, now it can happily sit up on our shelf until I’m ready to do some interior design in the future, I already have the cath kidston “wallpaper” though!

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#45 Repurposed (Christmassy!) baby leggings

Florence has her own little uniform of leggings and onsies, I can’t get enough of them…and now I can make my own! How amazing is the fabric from this pin? Love it.Image

So…last year Holly gave me a rather natty pair of leggings for Christmas. I love a festive themed clothing gift as much as the next person, but sadly these never made the move from present to personal apparel….happily the fabric was perfect for turning into something else that would be worn- hooray for repurposing. Continue reading

#39 Necklace mobile

Craft doesn’t get much more satisfying than a cute little project from someone else’s broken cast-offs, one girl’s trash can become another girl’s treasure! A few weeks ago I had some lovely friends around for a girly evening and clothes swap, at the end we sifted through a box of jewellery which included a (broken) metal butterfly necklace:Image

I’ve already made a mobile for nappy changing distraction purposes in the bathroom, but wanted a simple one for her room above the cot. To turn the necklace into a mobile I removed the chain links and tied a length of nylon fishing line to each butterfly. To hang them off I cut the wire loops out from one of these basic paper lampshades: Continue reading