T is for Tuff Spot

The Tuff Spot We’ve had our tuff spot, a builders tray, for a couple of years now and we go through a lot of phases with it.  At the moment we are in a not using it phase so I figured for my letter T this week I would revisit …

S is for Smoothie

Attempting to cook in the kitchen with the Robot is pretty stressful but one thing we’ve been enjoying doing together is making a Smoothie for snack time.  It’s my ploy to get fruit and milk in him during the day in what he considers a fun treat.  I really should …

R is for Reading

Reading books is something I truly believe in as a form of entertainment to my children. Books are not just for bed time and some days when I get to the end of the day and we haven’t managed an extra reading session or two I’m always a little sad. …

Marcelle Medallion A Start

Marcelle Medallion The rabbit hole of the Quilty Instagram world has led me down a path I didn’t mean to recently. I spotted a sewalong for this Marcelle Medallion Quilt hosted by Nicole. I was smitten instantly. It’s a beautiful pattern of points and techniques I’m interested in trying. So …

Quoits for a Toddler

Q is for Quoits, yes, I’ve said it and who knew I’d be writing a blog post about quoits this week. It’s week Q on the #ABC123Challenge and I’ve had to come up with a play activity based around the letter Q that would be fitting for my toddler to …

P is for Play Doh

Play Doh Those two little words Play Doh certainly have me shiver.  I try to embrace it as much as I can. I even want to be that well-intentioned Mother who makes their own “safe” play doh, but I’m not. We have the shop bought stuff, I even requested it …

O is for Obstacle Course

It almost seems a shame to do this activity as the weather has been so good but I suppose it could be adapted to anywhere with a bit of imagination! For the purpose of my O week though we decided to make an obstacle course indoors! The Obstacle Course Before …

My First Baby Clothes

My First Baby Clothes sounds like it’s going to be some sort of weird nostalgic post showing you some clothes from 30 something years ago. Do not panic there is no thrills here. What is though is my first step into making baby clothes!! One of my goals this year …

N is for Nature Hunt

We do love to get outdoors and do things and now the Robot is older his walks often mean going slow and pointing out everything. Putting this to good use one day we decided to go on a bit of a toddler nature hunt. A Nature Hunt Equipping the Robot …

Mini Hoop Swap

Without trying to bore you with my new-found love of Instagram I wanted to tell you about a mini swap that took place back in April. The Mini Hoop Swap For those of you unaware, the lovely sewing community on Instagram arrange fairly frequent swaps between each other all over …

M is for Mud Kitchen on a Budget

There are some pretty amazing Mud Kitchen creations out there! I have a whole board of them devoted on Pinterest page. I love them all and considering I have a plumber to help acquire some scraps I can’t quite bring myself to ask him to build me the Robot a …

L is for Lego Play

Growing up I remember my brother having all the Lego. Loads of it. On rare occasions I remember getting to play with it.  Not until I was a lot older because of all the bits.  For the Robots 1st Christmas he got given a set of Lego Duplo.  At 6 …

K is for Playing with Keys

When I was trying to come up with an idea for play and the Letter K I kept on coming back to the kitchen or keep fit.  Kitchen play is something I do too often and I would be making stuff up if I told you I was keeping fit …

J is for Journaling with Toddlers

When the Robot turned two I thought it would be fun to start a journal with him. Journaling with toddlers can only be fun right!? Journals and journaling is something I’ve always loved doing, keeping a diary on and off throughout my childhood and now with my bullet journal I …

Rainbow Pencil Case

Rainbow Pencil Case Alison Glass fabric is so colourful, it deserves to make a rainbow.  I bought a fat eighth bundle of her Sun prints collection not so long ago so that I could have a play and make a rainbow.  I like pouches and cases so I decided to …