At the end of last year I was asked by LoveCrafts if there was anything new on the craft front I would like to learn in the new year. Now as you all know, I love my crafts and cross stitch, embroidery, papercrafts, jewelry making and more have all all been staples of my crafting life. However, for the longest time, both crochet and knitting have eluded me.
Many a time I have tried my hand at both crafts, having slightly more success with knitting than crochet, but never finishing a project. After a bit of thought I decided crochet was probably still a bit out of my reach but I could actually learn how to knit.
Prestige Hampers offer a wide variety of hampers for all occasions but I was recently sent one of their Luxury Christmas Hampers. The perfect way for you send someone a lovely and thoughtful gift or even just an amazing way to treat yourself and get set up for the big day.
The hamper came all boxed up and was delivered safely. From the second you open the box you can feel the luxury, from the large wicker hamper with leather fittings, to the wooden gift tag. That’s all before you even open it up, an when you do you are in for a treat.
My baby boy is now 6 years old. SIX!! How did that even happen? This year I was very clear to him that he could either have a party with all of his school chums, or he could have a special day out with his bestie.
He opted for a special day out, which was lovely and perfect (and a real relief as it was cheaper and more fun for me) but I had a surprise up my sleeve for him. As a treat I said he could invite three friends round for a birthday tea after school, so he could have cake and a but of fun.
Now that the building work is finished and the decorating is done we’re at the final stage of our build. Just flooring left and then actually moving into the rooms. Rooms with lovely, big, fresh, blank walls. Walls crying out to to be filled.
The spare room is going to be my room. A craft room, an office, a space for me to get on with my work and have some quiet. I have picked out some lovely blinds, painted the walls and know that I will be moving my hand painted bureau in.
The So Magic DIY Wonder Garden has been a revelation for us. It is a wonderful toy on many, many levels. Some obvious, some not so obvious.
The main idea of the Wonder Garden is to create your very own little world. With a sparkling slime pool, coloured sand gardens, arches, decorations, stones and cute little animals all surrounding the centerpiece. A crystal tree you get to grow and watch transform over 12 hours.
With cousins and younger friends visiting it’s nice to have some toys in the house that everyone can play with. Something not too young for L, but fun and safe enough for our younger guests too.
The new range of GOULA wooden toys from Jumbo Games fit the bill perfectly. Aimed at preschoolers they are still of interest to L and allow him to ‘teach’ his friends how to play and everyone is happy and occupied.
All summer long we had builders in working on our extension. Mostly the weather was great so we were just chilling out in the garden, or we had days out planned. When we were tired we still had an internet connection so we could watch Netflix in the conservatory. It genuinely wasn’t too bad.
However, some days we were home, the weather was rubbish and on many of those days we had no internet as, on occasion, it had to be unplugged so things could be built. Those days were long. So freaking long.
I don’t know about you but as soon as the word homework is mentioned my kid just switches off. t can be hard to get them on board with completing more work when they have got home from a day of doing work at school. Understandably so and quite honestly I’m not sure how I feel about what is expected of my Year 1 child to complete after school, so we are finding fun ways to get round it. Poio is one of those fun things.
We’re big fans of So Slime DIY here. It’s quick, easy, mess free and a lot of fun. So what is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day during the summer holidays? A day where we just want to chill at home? Make Slime, that’s what! So Slime DIY Slimelicious to be precise.