Make your own: Easter chicks

Handmade Easter Chicks

We have put together a round up of wonderful Easter gifts already but if you like to craft, these chicks are a perfect little gift. They’re created by the clearly talented Mia Underwood. You will need polystyrene balls, merino wool, a felting needle, sewing needle thread and scissors. The full instructions with clear illustrations are available from The […]

Make your own: Rock portraits

Mum You Rock

Look away now mamas, because this is a great homemade Mother’s Day gift! Just grab some rocks and get painting. Why not do the whole family? Team it up with a Mum You Rock card (My French Sailor can help you with that) and voila, a thoughtful keepsake gift you have. Find out more over at […]

Make your own: crepe paper laser maze

diy lazer activity

Shhhh. Don’t tell Lola, but one night this week I am going to attack our house with crepe paper. I have rolls of the stuff left over from her birthday and this looks like such good fun! If you’re looking for a cheap, fun, indoor activity which the kids will love and it will only take […]

Make Your Own: Lego figure display

Framed Lego figure display

Here are a couple of cool ways to display what may be a burgeoning collection of Lego figures that’s set to expand after Father Christmas’s visit. The framed Lego figure display is by MissIrisCreations on Etsy. If you’d like to have a go at making one, you basically need a frame with the glass removed, […]

Make your own: Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments

Paper Straw Ornament

I do love simple crafts, using every day objects and these Paper Straw Christmas Ornaments are just that. You just need paper straws, a glue gun and a star. Of course, the little ones will need some supervision with the glue gun but other than that, it’s an easy one. We are going to make a couple of […]

Leaf Lanterns


If your garden is anything like mine, you don’t have a shortage of leaves on your hands at the moment. In fact, it would be good to have a use for some of them. Step forward, leaf lanterns, a simple, but really effective autumn craft we spotted on the fabulous Red Ted art. All you […]

Make your own: spider web art project

Spider Web Art Project for Kids

I saw this project over at Lasso the Moon and had flashbacks to when I was a kid! So simple, but super-effective. Basically crayon some webs, and then paint over with watercolours. Sprinkle salt over for the mottled effect and voila, job done! I shall be decorating the porch with our webs in preparation for this evening’s […]

Inspiration: Tze Ching Yeung and her fairy gardens

how to make a fairy garden

Hong Kong-born designer Tze Ching Yeung, is mama to two and the talented mind behind Jake & Maya Collective, a London-based company offering well-designed, sustainable clothing and products for children. Tze is super-talented and has sold her own designs in high profile stores such as Harvey Nichols, and online shops, such as AlexandAlexa. Tze has been working her magic […]