The Festival of Quilts – A First Timer Prepares

In a couple of weeks time I’m going to The Festival of Quilts at the Birmingham NEC. It’s my first time going and I know I’m going to be under prepared and probably blown away by its epic proportions. I’m told it’s the largest patchwork and quilt show in Europe …

Yoghurt Pot Yachts

It’s not often I spring the craft supplies out on the Robot. As much as I love crafting and making things myself I often cringe at his ability to just make a mess rather than create something, even a bit like something. I know that’s not the point of being …

The Letter Y #ABC123Challenge

The Letter Y I think it’s safe to say I have become the worlds worst hostess of organising and running a challenge.  I am just about managing my own posts that I said I would be doing as part of the challenge.  Writing a Play post and a Round Up …

Xtreme Torture #abc123challenge

Life has got the better of me this week and the blog has not for want of trying taken a back seat. I have half written blogs coming out of my ears. The week X that we are in has failed! Oh well. I’m blaming the torturous sleep I’ve been …

Xanthan Gum Safe Slime Take 2

Two years ago I had to come up with a play project revolving around the Letter X. We came up with Xanthan Gum Slime. The Robot was just over one years old and I made it with vinegar, needless to say I think it was a disaster. Roll on to …

The Letter X #ABC123Challenge

#ABC123Challenge The Letter X The letter X is the one in the challenge that causes a lot of concern from the start!  Xylophones always come up on my list of words each time I ponder this letter.  Not that I want to use this it’s just the only X word …

What a Week! #ABC123Challenge

On to week W of the abc123Challenge, I can’t believe we’re on the home stretch and next week is that illusive letter X that everyone thinks about when you start at the letter A! I’ve got a good one! This week has been a bit of a blur really. I …

W is for Playing in the Woods #abc123challenge

Playing in the Woods There is nothing better than the great outdoors and one place, many places, we like to go as a family is in the woods.  We’ve been heading into the woods as a family since the Robot was born and now that he walks it makes a …

The Letter W #FamilyFunLinky #ABC123Challenge

#FamilyFunLinky Week 85 Family Fun is for all bloggers of all shapes and sizes. A supportive little community to share anything you want. Welcome to this weeks Family Fun I bring tidings of bad news.  This is the last Family Fun link up this side of the Summer. We three …

Very Happy 3rd Birthday #ABC123Challenge

My little boy turned 3 yesterday.  I can’t believe I own a 3-year-old now.  He’s been really testing my boundaries this week probably because he’s been so so excited about his birthday and his party.  It has been fun watching his excitement but if you saw one of my Instagram …

Vehicle Painting

Don’t you just love how  you come to an idea sometimes? I was sat playing in the garden with the Robot and he had dunked his tractor in the paddling pool and was riding it over the blanket where I was sat. The tyres made a really good water print …

The Letter V #FamilyFunLinky #ABC123Challenge

#FamilyFunLinky Week 84 Family Fun is for all bloggers of all shapes and sizes. A supportive little community to share anything you want. Welcome to this weeks Family Fun.  Head on over to Sarah or Alana for this weeks linky. #ABC123Challenge The Letter V Wow, we’re onto the letter V of …

Umbrellas #abc123challenge

This week has been another one of those blurs where we’ve done so much but done so little! I’ve not really wanted to do anything either hence why this going out on Sunday instead of Saturday. Everything has been last-minute and we have all needed umbrellas to stay cool in …

Creativity is my way of life

You know when you get so absorbed in something it’s all you want to do. If you don’t get to do it each day then you feel it. Feel it in your soul a weird kind of feeling that means you didn’t make something today. That’s what I feel about …

Unicorn Sea Foam Sensory Play

It was when needing a U project for the ABC123Challenge last year when I came up with Under Water Sea Foam Sensory Play.  A simple game of look through soap bubbles for super hidden sea creatures, aka bath toys.  Roll on to this version of Sensory Sea foam and we …