This little festive cushion will brighten up any bedroom and bring a cheery little smile to those excited kiddies! We wanted to make a cushion with a pocket so that we could pop little surprises in for our children to wake up to. Kids also love filling the pockets with treats for the elves, and lists (and more lists!) for father Christmas.
We are feeling all the feelings as our two eldest Little Buttons are now not so little. Amelie is sailing into Year 1 and Harper is due to start school in just a few short weeks. I’m not sure it’s quite sunk in that she’s not going to be buzzing around me 24/7 asking me “what are we doing today?”, “can I watch one more My Little Pony please?” and “can I have a little snack?” on loop.
If you’re regulars to our blog you’ll know that we do a lot of crafting with our kids. And we mean A LOT. It’s basically the only way we know how to entertain our kids. So when the lovely people at Trunkaroo contacted us to ask if we and the Buttons wanted to try out one of their kids craft kits we jumped at the chance. You see, whilst we do do a lot of crafting with them, our craft cupboards are chaotic due to overuse and the kids can get stuck in a craft rut – Harper constantly wants to make/paint/draw rainbows and Amelie is a little obsessed with drawing princesses. So the idea of neatly packaged activities through the letterbox sounded good to us.
We love a bit of twinning and these mummy and child aprons we made for Brother Sewing are the perfect way to be all cute and matching this Mothers Day. The adult version is a super simple pinny style and the child’s is a slightly more protective apron, both with handy little pockets for all your stuff.
We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to create some alternative ideas for Pumpkins for you for Halloween, inspired by their lovely prints. Our first one is this London skyline carved pumpkin, with a scene carved into the skin and stars made with a drill. Fun!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Buttons and Channel Mum asked us to talk about our favourite shared moments with our little ones and try out their lovely new Memory Lane tool. We both take zillions of piccies of our kids – the poor things constantly have a lens in their face whilst we try to capture all our moments. It was so lovely to sit back and think about which moments with them we loved the most. From picnicking with our teddies to snuggling up after a bath – thinking about our moments made us realise how it really is the little things we love the most, and that savouring these happy little snippets of life should be the most important thing in the world.