Back To School

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Hands up who’s got the back to school blues and has spent the weekend ironing labels into clothes?!

If you’ve got a child starting school in the next couple of weeks? Do you feel as disorganised, totally unprepared and confused as we did/do? Well don’t worry, because you’re not alone and we have loads of advice and tips for you right here! Get yourself a cup of tea and come and join us as we ramble on about school stuff for longer than we meant to

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Back to School Craft Round up

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The summer holidays are nearly over and another school year will soon be starting. For one half of us this means starting school for the very first time. For the other, it’s into year one with a child who suddenly seems very grown up, after a summer that suddenly seems to have vanished. So we thought we’d do a little round up of our favourite back to school makes from the web (like we did last year!):

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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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Back to School Craft Trends

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So that’s it, the summer holidays are over. Didn’t they go quick? Or not, if you were trying to entertain a hoard of grouchy kids in the rain for 70% of it. We thought we’d share our favourite back-to-school themed makes from some awesome blogs we love to read, as well as one or two or our own (because we are just that vain).

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Life in Pictures: The End of Summer

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Every Thursday for the past year, we’ve been meeting up for a Little Button hangout. We try to do something fun, unless we’re snowed under with work (when we become multi-tasking masters!), and we’ve of course been documenting it with photos. Now the summer is coming to an end and Amelie starts school in a matter of days, it’s a bit of an end of an era for us.

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Back to School Pencil Case

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As a little starting school gift, I thought I would make Amelie a little stitched pencil case. I know she probably doesn’t need one yet, but still. I wanted to make it! So here it is. It didn’t take long, with a little evening stitching in front of the box.  I appliqued it with a yellow pencil and stitched her name on. I know, she will probably ditch it very quickly in favour of some Helly Kitty of Frozen crap, but she likes it at the moment!

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My School Years with M&S

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M&S have just launched a beautiful new timeline called Decades of School (#myschoolyears), showcasing how school uniforms have changed over the years. It’s fascinating to see how things have evolved – M&S has been providing school uniforms for children for over a century! They asked me to talk a little about how my children’s back to school journey has changed to that of my own.

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Nap Time Crafts: Sun Print Notebook

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Before the summer is out I wanted to try making something with sunography paper. This is paper that is bleached in the sun and leaves a print of what you placed on top. I decided to rope my Little Button and her Grandpa in for this craft project and turn the results into a ‘back to school’-style notebook that would remind me of summer.

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