My little guy is nuts for anything to do with transport.
Which presents an interesting challenge for me because apparently a truck is not always just a truck. I’ve also had to increase my knowledge base around construction vehicles.
The things we do for our kids.
As we approached the little guy’s 2nd birthday, it was a no-brainer that we would celebrate with a transport-themed party.
Do you follow Catalina from Red Violet Studio on Instagram? If not, I’ll wait here with my cup of tea whilst you go and check out her feed. It feels as though each time I comment on her posts, I write something like “I wish you lived closer so I could send my kids to your studio.” I obviously need to work on the originality of my Instagram commenting, but Catalina’s feed is always filled with such glorious creativity for little people. She has just set up a home studio that makes me sigh with it’s loveliness.
It is a pleasure to introduce Catalina.
Did you have any egg decorating traditions growing up?
Every Easter, I’m determined to nail the whole egg decorating business and never quite succeed.
Well, by golly, by gosh, this year I think I’ve nailed it. #modest
We had a go at egg decorating with floating chalk and the results were pretty rad.
Nothing like an Easter Hat Parade to have you scrambling for the glue gun and pom poms.
Here’s a cute and simple DIY for some Easter Bunny Ears using pipe cleaners, a headband and paper. (And pom poms should you so desire. Because pom poms.)
I dream of, one day, going on a huge trip that involves visiting the art studios of some of the amazing ladies I’ve met online. Samara’s studio, Purple Twig, is one of these dreamed-about destinations. Once you’ve read Samara’s words, and seen the images in this post of her creative space, I suspect you’ll understand. Once you’ve read Samara’s words, it’s easy to see how her philosophy permeates all that she does. It’s a pleasure to introduce Samara!
It seemed a bit ironic to be writing a post on what to pack in your labour bag in the lead-up to a planned home birth with Babe #3.
Babe #1 was born in hospital. Babe #2, like #3, was a planned home birth.
With both home births, the midwives strongly recommended having a labour bag packed in case of transfer to hospital. And because I would have made an awesome Girl Guide, I made sure I had a bag packed for “just in case” purposes.
Paint chip crafts have been celebrated in the #getcreativewith challenge on Instagram this week.
The crafty ladies from Little Button Diaries and I were stoked to have Rossa from @curiouslittlepeople on board as Guest Judge for the week.
Joanna from The Blue Barn and I have been Instagram friends from way back. I love her love-soaked tales and colourful insights into raising her brood of 4 in the countryside, fostering creativity in the Big Blue Barn on her property. I once asked her why it mentioned in her profile that she was an “occasional rally car driver.” She replied that it was an accurate description of the way she was often tearing around in her car, shuttling kids between activities. That’s when I knew she was my kind of lady. How fun it would be to hang out with her in The Barn, elbow deep in paint. One day.
Until then, it’s a pleasure to introduce this Oh Creative Lady, Joanna.
Last week, Little Button Diaries and I asked the crafty people of Instagram to #getcreativewith cardboard. The number of fun and colourful ideas generated was just insane.
Here are 13 ways to get creative with cardboard.
The crafty ladies from Little Button Diaries and I have birthed a new Instagram baby, @get.creative.with.
A new theme will be set each week, encouraging and inspiring families to get creative with various materials, art processes, bits and pieces.
The theme for our very first week was PAINT. There is SO MUCH inspiration under #getcreativewith.
Check out some of these ways to get creative with paint.