Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kids Craft (icecreams!)

Well the weather here in Ireland is so unpredictable at the moment(as usual!) so we had another afternoon of craft but just to remind the kids it is actually summer we made some icecream decorations. I saw the idea in a magazine at the libary last week. It was very simple. We used styrofoam balls as the icecream, made the cones from card and 'toppings' from whatever was in our art supplies...pompom cherries,buttons, pins and bead sprinkles. We put a ribbon on the back to hang it up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kids Craft (glass paint)

The kids wanted to craft after lunch but I was feeling a bit lazy. So I decided to use some of the supplies I bought while on a shopping trip to Belfast last weekend. I bought the glass painting kit for £2 and the pictures for 60p each. So the whole craft cost £4.40 or approx €5.

No explaination needed really I just let the kids work away! Easy Peasy:) The kids want to stick them in their bedroom windows.

There's lots of paint left and we never even used the outliner so I have an idea to use acetate paper and make some stain glass window pictures... more to follow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Welcome Baby!

Well, I've been a bit quiet on the blog front because I was busy ripple-ing!

And since being here last I became an aunty again. I love being an aunty already to two nieces and a nephew, they each bring such a different dynamic to our ever growing family!

When I discovered my brother and his girlfriend where having a boy I decided to make something for him. And here's what I made..........

I got the pattern and wonderful instructions from Attic24. I Love it I hope Baby R spends lots of hours cuddled up with it :)

Welcome to our family Baby R. With another niece or nephew due in 8 weeks I'll be busy creating again.....I'll keep you updated ;)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our owl family

After a trip to the beach one evening last week the kids ended up bring home more than a few rocks! The same weekend the weather turned very rainy so we were a bit housebound. So we made our pepples from the beach into this owl family. It was so easy but kept the kids busy for a good while.

firstly I painted each one with a base of white. Once they were dry the kids got busy with their markers (felt tips). It's just love hearts for faces, flowers for eyes and semi circles with half flower shapes for wings

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My first embroidery.......

Apologies, not the best photo! This is the very first emroidery I've ever done, just completed tonight. I got the patterns from a little sweetness ages ago but I'm only getting around to using them now.

My wonderful little niece J just moved into her 'big girls bedroom' so I made this as a little gift :) Can't wait to give it to her (I hope she likes it!) I'm going to finish emroidering her name on it and make it into a little cushion for her bed.

I'm planning on making them again to start a project that's been in my head or a while now. That is going to be a 'Dolls and Dresses' wall.... I'll keep you posted (whenever I get aroud to starting it!)

Saturday, June 4, 2011


As I've said I learned to crochet last October with some friends of mine including my youngest sis. We went to 4 classes in our local yarn shop, Loza wool in Clondalkin. Maureen, who runs/owns the shop was a great teacher and we had a great laugh but to be honest I really didn't think I'd be that 'into' crochet... I was wrong :)

So far I've made a few bits and I've also discovered Ravelry, which is full of inspiration... my to-do list just keeps getting longer!

Here are a few of the things I've made so far....

Out of the 5 of us that learned to crochet together 4 of us meet up every week for what we've dubbed "craft night"(aka getting out of the house for tea and cake!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Lets go fly a kite!

Well today was an unusually hot but still breezy day. I saw these on a blog ( the other day so decided to make them with the girls to keep them entertained while I was helping C master the art of the potty.

They were so easy to make and produced hours of great fun.

All you need is A4 paper, ruler, pencil, stapler, hole punch and some string.

fold the paper in half,
mark 2 1/2 inch and 3 1/2 inch,
staple the pieces up at the 1st mark,
punch a hole at the next mark,
tie the string into the hole,
and voila! simple right.

This is how ours turned out

Not very crafty but great results all the same....we ended up having to make about 10 for all their friends too.

We're going to make them again tomorrow but decorate them first