Category Archives: Craftiness

DIY Paint Dipped Utensils (reclaiming Wooden Spoons)

I have experimented with painting the handles of cutlery in the past, it was fun, if a little time consuming. When I saw paint-dipped wooden spoons in a fancy shop last week selling for £10 EACH I felt it was time … Continue reading

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DIY Eco and Thrifty Resuseable Snack Packs/ Cling Film

You know what I hate? Cling Film. I partly hate it because it hates me – cling film started it when it refused to ever stick to itself so all my sandwiches look as if they are wrapped in scraggly, … Continue reading

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Transforming Old Cutlery- Painted Wooden Handles

We’ve spent the last few days in a place called Thames- we think this could be a nice spot to settle eventually so we thought we’d check it out. We are working on Bert the bus- getting it ship shape … Continue reading

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DIY glitter figure decorations

Quick! It’s Christmas! COVER EVERYTHING IN GLITTER. I am always picking up small plastic figures from charity shops and car boots sales- sometimes whole plastic bags of them for 50p. I rummage through it saying to Ramona “One for you, … Continue reading

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Vintage Giveaway- Have a bit of our home

Yesterday we flung the doors of our home open, sold a mountain of stuff and discovered that I have been in the WRONG job this whole time. I’m not a campaigner! I’m a wheeler dealer, a genuine, bonafide, sell a … Continue reading

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Quick and Simple Father’s Day Present Ideas

When it comes to giving gifts I am not so much “last minute” as “two months (er, yeah, okay, sometimes years) late”. So I like ideas for presents to be simple, fast and generally made from things round the house, … Continue reading

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Recycled Hobby Horse

Kids are awesome eh, with their incredible imaginations. Whenever I bend down to pick something up Ramona doesn’t see her mummy bending down to pick something up-  she sees a horse. Struck by my horsey ways, she will immediately clamber … Continue reading

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An Upcycled Toddler Space with Homemade Coloured Chalkboard Paint

I have been getting busy with the homemade coloured chalkboard paint again! I am a bit of an obsessive. It is just such a cool, simple and thrifty way to upcycle things and transform spaces. I’ve recently made over a … Continue reading

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Fancy Dress Mishaps and Coathanger Bunny Ears

We have had a lovely weekend, it felt a bit like a final fling before we begin a period of hibernation with a newborn. We had my nephew’s sixth birthday party at ours complete with some of my best friends … Continue reading

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Plastic Bag PomPom

I have been getting my craft on with plastic bags recently, playing around with some flower and pom pom type things with a Spring / Easter vibe. Who would have thought they could be so much fun? Despite ALWAYS refusing … Continue reading

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