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 …

I is for Ice Play

The last time we did the #ABC123Challenge we did ice play for I. This time round was a completely different experience. Ice play is more fun the older you are! The set up for ice play is one to prepare in advance.  Out freezer is in the cellar which is …

H is for Home Play Day

Sometimes you just get stuck at home on a home play day.  We’re not very good at being in all day.  If it’s the weekend then it’s even worse. Dave is hopeless at staying in and we’re always on the go at the weekend because of it. There are times …

G is For Growing Cress

Before I had kids I used to allotment and volunteer in GirlGuiding.  I always used to want to share my love of the outdoors with my Brownies and Guides and would often find ways to get them growing things.  Most often growing cress! Unfortunately due to moving and the demands …

Baby Toy Carrier

Baby Toy Carrier It’s been something that I’ve wanted to make the Robot for so long now.  As an avid baby wearer I always carried the Robot and now he can walk he often wants to copy what he sees around him. His Mummy carrying his baby sister!  It took …

F is for Foam Shapes

This post is not for the faint hearted! It’s not even really the best how to post.  Pinterest perfect it is not.  It’s an experience, one that makes me think why do I even bother.  Foam shapes, no, no, no. This reminds me a bit of the time I tried …