Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

I first came across Nutty Putty on the run up to Toy Fair earlier this year.  I was then able to see the product in action whist I was at the exhibition in January. I loved the idea of making bright and colourful things with Monkey that he could keep.  We’ve… Continue reading »

Cross Stitch with Coats Crafts UK

Cross Stitch with Coats Crafts UK

When I was a child I loved embroidery, and my stitching passions progressed to tapestry and finally cross stitch.  Over the years I’ve spent many hours making up kits for family and friends.  Anything from birth samplers to Christmas stockings, I even completed a 2 foot high Tutankhamun Death Mask which… Continue reading »

Stocking Fillers to the rescue

Stocking Fillers to the rescue

If you’ve been following the blog since the summer you will know I’ve been determined to finish a cross stitch stocking I started for Monkey when he was a baby!  Yes, I know he is now 5 – disgraceful.  Before he came along I could finish a stocking within a couple… Continue reading »

Fingerprint Friends fun with Meadow Kids

Fingerprint Friends fun with Meadow Kids

As you know from previous reviews we love the ranges from Meadow Kids, they always provide something a little bit different.  Great if you’re looking for some Christmas ideas! Monkey loves arts and crafts, and I knew he’d love to have some Fingerprint Friends fun with Meadow Kids. The Fingerprint Friends… Continue reading »

Aquabeads Jewel Starter set – a review

Monkey has really embraced crafting over the last year; and certainly over the last 6 months I’ve seen a real difference in his approach.  He will sit and patiently work at something rather than the frenzied chaos of the past.  I’m not a great one for mess, so when I… Continue reading »

Paper Valentines

Paper Valentines

At the end of last week Monkey and I were feeling the need to do something with paper, we decided to make some paper Valentines.  I found some red card in the craft cupboard, along with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.  Monkey decided that I was in charge of shapes and… Continue reading »