World Book Day: Charlotte’s Web Costume

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My kids got an audio book of Charlottes Web for Christmas and they love it way more than I thought they would, listening along in the car. And I’ve found I’m totally hooked too (I’ve been demanding silence or it goes off!). So we made a very easy Charlotte’s Web head piece for World Book Day, using mainly Duck Tape.

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World Book Day: Paddington Bear Suitcase

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It’s World Book Day soon. Hands up who’s already had requests for a Paddington Bear outfit? If so, we’ve got it covered with this simple version of his iconic suitcase. Just team it with a blue duffel coat, a red hat and a marmalade sandwich (or two) and your little bear will be ready for an adventure. Thanks to Duck Tape for sponsoring this post.

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World Book Day: Queen of Hearts Costume

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It’s nearly that time of year again! The day most parents just love – World Book Day. We’re here to help with 3 very simple no-sew costumes your children will love. They take very little time to make with the help of a few rolls of Duck Tape (you know how much we love this stuff by now right? Pretty much everything we make for our kids features it somewhere!). We’re starting with this one – The Queen of Hearts – and there will be two more easy ideas this week as well. Hoorah!

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Hot Stuff Heart Oven Mitts

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We made these little Hot Stuff oven mitts as a super easy valentines project for Brother Sewing UK. We do love an excuse to stay at home and cook something yummy, and Valentines Day is the perfect reason to eat goodies. Removal of clothing optional, but recommended for the full experience.

To make a pair of Hot Stuff mitts you will need:

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Quilted Christmas Cushion

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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.

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Back To School With M&S

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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.

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Bubble Art Projects with Trunkaroo

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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.

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Mothers Day Matching Aprons

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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.

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Pumpkin Decorating With Cath Kidston

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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!

For the little ones, we’ve put away the tools and turned mini pumpkins into woodland animals without any carving in sight. For the full tutorials you can visit their blog!

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Capturing Shared Moments with Memory Lane| Ad

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.

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