Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

handmade christmas gift ideas

Every year I have good intentions to make some of my Christmas presents to keep the costs down. And then December hits like bird poo on a windscreen and I get overwhelmed and just head to the shops to buy my gifts. This year I was PREPARED. In November, I got researching and thinking about […]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids You Can Post

interstate gifts for kids

We have two nieces that live interstate that I have to buy Christmas presents for each year. It can be a lot of fun buying gifts for kids, other than your own, but I’m often mindful of the postage costs because depending on how bulky the present is, it can cost as much as the […]

3 Easy Christmas Biscuit Ideas

Christmas biscuit ideas

This week is the last week of school for my eldest daughter and on Wednesday I have to take a plate to share for the end of school party break up. I love baking a storm this time of year, but to be honest, it’s been so hot this week in Brisbane, I haven’t wanted to […]

Christmas Cup Craft – Rudolph & an Angel

Christmas cup crafts

I love this time of year when we can start to do fun craft around Christmas. I don’t enjoy the mess though. But embrace it I do because it’s Christmas and it’s fun and we’re making memories. A fun craft that my three year old enjoyed putting together are these Christmas cup crafts. We made […]

Mum & Daughter Pom Pom Tees Craft

pom pom tees

I’ve become a little obsessed with pom poms and tassels. I love seeing them on baskets, shoes, earrings and even on clothing. My girls are fond of crafting with pom poms, so this easy activity was one that my three year old loved doing. It got her creativity flowing and was something we could do […]

How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

leaf garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

christmas pom pom gift cards

Every year I say I will get my girls to make Christmas cards and then we get to December and I buy a packet of cards because it’s just easier! There are times when a simple Christmas gift card is needed (and sometimes much preferred) to adorn a gift. With pom poms being a popular […]

Pom Pom Caterpillars on Leaves

pom pom caterpillars on leaves craft

Pom Poms are a big trend in fashion and interiors this season. Despite their ascent on the trendy scale, I have always loved pom poms. I’m not sure if it’s because they remind me of my own childhood, or because they make me happy when all the bright colours are pooled together. I had a bag of pom poms […]

Play Activities That Imitate Occupations

play activities that imitate occupations

It’s often fun to imagine what our children will decide to do as a career when they grow up. I love watching my girls play and seeing their talents become clearer. Their love of craft and arts makes me think they will work in some sort of creative field, but who knows. I want them […]

Metallic Cupcake Case Wreath Craft

cupcake case wreath

With spring arriving, I wanted to create a fun wreath with the kids to celebrate the arrival of flowers. What was in my head and what was produced was a different story. But it still looks good – just not like the floral wreath I had envisioned! The best thing about this wreath is that […]

What My House Really Looks Like After We Craft

kids doing craft

When my girls were at an age where we could finally do some craft, I was so excited. Pinterest was a wealth of amazing craft ideas that I wanted to try with my kids. I envisioned smiling, happy children while I organized and set up the area for them to create and use their imaginations. […]

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Paper Plate Christmas Trees

Christmas craft is one of my favourite types of craft to do with my children. It may be because I love Christmas and enjoy getting the house ready to celebrate with friends and family. These Paper Plate Christmas Trees are the perfect decoration to display on a buffet or TV cabinet to add some festive […]

Easy Napkin Bow Ties for Father’s Day

napkin bow ties

Every year for Father’s Day, I get my girls to hand-make something for their dad. It’s only fair if I get a dried pasta necklace, dad should also receive his own masterpiece. And let’s be honest, these gifts are usually the most appreciated because of the love involved in creating them. While school or kindy […]

Easy Olympic Medals Craft

easy olympic medals craft

Who tears up when watching the medals ceremony? Only me? The medal ceremony can be a moving part of the Olympic games and I feel a sense of pride when I hear the Australian Anthem played and the Australia flag being raised. As I’ve said before, when I do craft with my girls, it has to be […]