5 Tips For Painting With Toddlers

July 22, 2016

Craft

AKA HOW TO STOP EVERYTHING TURNING KHAKI GREEN

Tips for painting with a toddler We generally operate off the principle of Process over Product here.
When it comes to painting, it’s all about Little Miss having fun. Let her create and explore as she pleases.
Every once in awhile though, I do like to guide the process to prevent the seemingly inevitable khaki green/ brown puddle.
Let the record show that I am not an Art Expert. These are just some of my tried and true tips for painting with a toddler that I have gleaned from many a paint session.

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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Bonnie and the Make It Your Own Family

July 15, 2016

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day
Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.

The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.

I’ve just spent an entire Kiddy Naptime, trying to put the words together for this introduction.
I’ve typed. Deleted. Typed. Deleted.
I don’t have the words to do justice to the brilliance of Bonnie and her wonderfully creative Make-It-Your-Own family. Since receiving Bonnie’s email of responses, her beautiful words, advice and philosophies on living and parenting have been rolling around in my head. So many gems.
So enough from me. I’m going to hand straight over to the lovely, talented Bonnie.

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Sew a Softie Day

July 6, 2016

Craft

Sew a Softie Day Sew Your Own Zombie Rabbit Softie

Trixi from Coloured Buttons is no stranger round here.
She is one Oh Creative Lady and has shared how to sew this cute magnet.
I have dubbed her my “Sewing Yoda.”
She is passionate about passing on the skills of hand-sewing and has created Sew-a-Softie Day.
Over 20 bloggers, crafters and makers around the world are creating tutorials for simple sewing projects that will be posted between 1st and 16th July.
I’ve often lamented my lack of sewing confidence.
AND HERE I AM POSTING A SEWING TUTORIAL!
That’s how GOOD Trixi is at inspiring people to sew.

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12 Kids Crafts to Try These School Holidays

June 29, 2016

Craft

Ah, school holidays.
When life isn’t at the behest of the school bell.
When school uniforms don’t need to be ironed, library bags found or lunchboxes packed.
“You need your sports uniform? I thought you had sport on Thursdays?”
How do you do school holidays at yours?
Do you have all activities planned with military precision?
Or do you fully embrace the letting go of routine?
Here are 12 fabulous crafts and activities to fill some of those long days.
Kids Craft School Holidays
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Oh Creative Lady: Meet Susie from Handy With Scissors

June 27, 2016

Life / Oh Creative Lady

Oh Creative Lady - Oh Creative Day Through blogging and Instagramming, I’ve been introduced to an amazing Virtual Sisterhood of Creative Ladies.

The Oh Creative Lady series is your chance to meet these incredible, kind-hearted, inspiring <insert ALL the happy, positive adjectives HERE> women.

Susie from Handy with Scissors is the Queen of turning things from your recycling pile into masterpieces. I am continuously marveling at, and being inspired by, the creations in her Instagram feed. The creative streak runs strong in this one! Best of all, Susie only lives a suburb away from me so we get to hang out in Real Life. I am super stoked to report that she is as fabulous in Real Life as she is in the Online World. Introducing the wonderful Susie!

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