I decided to have a go at making the strapping stick hobby horse tutorial over at Mad Mim this last week, and for a total sewing novice I was pleasantly surprised at the result – my sewing projects regularly go unfinished but this one I was able to stick with! If you hop over to the link you’ll […]
Alfie and Kitty love to bake (as you can see from the picture!) And the messier the better. This week, we’ve been trying out a couple of the fabulous kits from BKD London. The brains behind the business, Adelle Frejus, also runs classes and events, so, if you’re in London, keep an eye out for them as they […]
First we had The Book with No Pictures and now we have Books to Illustrate by Supereditions. These clever books have no pictures, but that’s because they’re for you to illustrate – I know I’m stating the obvious there. Let their imaginations run wild with titles such as Where do Monsters and Spiders Hide when they’re Afraid? and What do Extraterrestrials […]
School’s out for most of you – it feels like Lu and I are the only ones with children still at school – so how about this as a rainy day activity, because, judging by the weather outside right now, we’re going to need a few of them! This DIY cardboard bed from Hello Bee […]
If you’re looking for a little homemade something as a teacher thank you gift, or to compliment what you’ve already bought, this Apple Plushie Tutorial from Grace’s Favours looks easy and is cute. Head on over to her site to get step by step tutorial and templates. If you’re looking for a teacher gift, do […]
Something a little different today, we want to introduce you to I am Super Capes, a fabulous set up which sends capes to children around the world to make them feel like superheros. The charities supported are varied – from a group of volunteers who support asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area to The Red […]
We’ve got a few of Technology Will Save Us‘s electronic kits and Alfie really enjoys experimenting with them. I know he and Harry would love tinkering around (and tricking me and Kitty) with this new Electro Whoopie Cushion Kit, £26 (including DIY Speaker Kit). Let’s face it, the combination of toilet humour and science is […]
I admit to being a little bit of a hoarder, and one of the things I always stash away are cardboard boxes. And now I have a really good excuse for doing so… a cardboard doll’s house! I spotted this fabulous example over at Cakies, so hop over there and see how it’s done. I think […]
MerMag is fast becoming our go-to destination for fun, cool craft projects. This apron is no exception. What child wouldn’t love all those pockets to stash their art materials in? And the funny little face is just the perfect finishing touch. Head over to MerMag for full instructions on how to make it.
My baby and the original inspiration for Bambino Goodies, turns 8 on Sunday – jaysus! I spotted this amazing rainbow cake on Sandra Mangas’ food blog, La receta de la felicidad (Spanish for The Recipe For Happiness), and it looks pretty straightforward to make, so watch this space. For more rainbow cake inspiration, check out […]
We do love a good sewing project and if its easy with a great result, all the better! This is exactly what this maxi dress tutorial is. You need a sewing machine, extra stretchy jersey knit, dye and trim fabric. The really simple to follow instructions can be found at Sweet Verbena. I have been spotting some […]
I do a fair amount of crafting with my kids, they love it, I love it but then I see something like these fabulous cardboard box playhouses on A Beautiful Mess and know I have to up my game! These look great and if Lola and her little pals came home to these they would […]
Hands up who loved playing pick up sticks as a child? Yay – me too! Loving this DIY number by Babiekins Magazine where you make your own pick up sticks game using wooden skewers, which means you also get to choose your own set of colours. Enjoy!
It’s Earth Day tomorrow. We’ve already highlighted our favourite eco stores and brands and brilliant green buys as well as link up some great garden goodies. Today, it’s all about Earth Day crafts. There are a million uses for toilet roll tubes. Two of my favourites include seed starter pots and bird feeders (you just cover them with peanut butter and […]
We do like a good teepee (check out the mini Boo Bear Bean ones in Shop BG), but they are often tough on the wallet. Not if you make your own with this simple pattern from Bear in the Hood. It costs £12 and has everything you need to make a full-sized play tent (120 x […]