Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes To Sew

Wild Things - funky clothes to sew

You already know we’re mad about all everything Wild Things and we quite fancy ourselves as seamstresses (although Nat is the only one who ever whips up clothes), so when we spotted the super-talented and ever so lovely Kirsty Hartley, the prolific maker, designer, and founder of the contemporary children’s clothing and lifestyle label, is […]

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 […]