Personalised Puzzle Blocks

personalised puzzle blocks

Maybe she is simply really vain, but my Little Button just loves looking at photos of herself, so anything I get to make for her that involves photos of her, she loves. I made these personalised puzzle blocks out of wood cut from an old fence post. But just so she doesn’t get too big-headed, the photos of her sit alongside a selection of colours, numbers, letters and patterns, which she can enjoy matching up.

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Our MAD Blog Awards Weekend

MAD blog awards 6

On Friday we waved bye-bye to our Buttons for the night (secret high-five) and hopped on a train to London for the MAD Blog Awards. These awards honour parent bloggers in the UK and we were finalists in their best craft blog category. We had a really lovely evening and totally weren’t expecting to win anything (our competition were all established and awesome blogs) so when they called our name out as winners… Well it was all a bit of a shock. We have no idea what we said when we picked up our award but will probably cringe when we see the video.

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How to Make a Retro Telephone Soft Toy

retro telephone toy tutorial

My toddler is a little bit obsessed with our retro red telephone at the moment. She wanders over to it, picks up the handset, says ‘hello’ then wanders off. So I thought I’d make a matching telephone toy for her room so she can catch up with all her chums and hopefully leave our real telephone in working order.

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Our Latest Post for Hobbycraft: A floral centrepiece

fabric flower centerpiece

Our latest post for Hobbycraft is now live. We decided to use some different products from their store which we hadn’t tried before. We used this floral number centrepiece we made at our little blog birthday party. It was simple to make and looks great as the table decoration. For the full tutorial click here.

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How to Make a Toddler Play Apron

toddler play apron

Now our Little Buttons are getting older, their playtime is often a lot messier than before. Finger painting, play dough and good old flour and water all take their toll on their nice clean clothes (and our clothes, and the carpets, and the cats…). So in a bid to save our washing machine from breaking down, we thought we’d try covering up their clothes with this toddler play apron.

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How to Turn Your Photos into Soap

turn photos into soap

As you might have guessed I love taking photos. I’ve taken a lot in the bath and wanted to find a way of displaying them, so my brain started ticking over thinking ‘bath’ then ‘bubbles’ then ‘soap’! Of course! Put the photos in a bar of soap! So that’s exactly what I did.

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Christmas Pudding Pinata Cake

How to make Christmas pudding piñata cake little button diaries

Just before Halloween, we posted a recipe for a surprise pinata cake in the shape of a pumpkin. It got a lot of lovely comments. So for Christmas, we’ve decided to adapt that idea, and offer a festive version, which will look great as a centre-piece for your Christmas table.

For this cake you will need:

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Nap Time Crafts: Baby Fabric Cube

baby fabric cubes tutorial

This Nap Time Craft is to make a feely cube as a baby toy. The cube is soft for babies to hold and contains bells to rattle.

For this project you will need:

  • Six squares of fabric
  • Scraps of felt for numbers
  • Sewing machine
  • Embroidery pins
  • Toy stuffing
  • Bells
  • Needle and thread

Begin by cutting out the numbers 1 to 6 in different coloured felt. Pin them onto the squares of fabric. Sew them onto the squares using a sewing machine.

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Song Lyric Artwork


“I’m just sitting on a shelf” is one of my all-time favourite song lyrics from the band She and Him. Their first album, which the song comes from, has so much meaning in our household that I wanted to display the lyrics somehow.

After a search on Pinterest I found an inventive way of displaying the lyrics via a beautiful mess. This is a really simple project and the possibilities are endless.

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Nap Time Crafts: Knotted Dog Toy

DIY Dog Toy

I used to run a friendship bracelet business when I was 8. I took it very seriously and spent all my time after class making up new bracelets to sell at school. I had some serious macramé skills, even if I say so myself!

Recently, I decided to resurrect these macramé skills to make a dog toy. I chose to upcycle some old t-shirts for the job, as the material had some stretch.

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DIY Wedding Cake Tutorial

My brother and his Fiancee, Nora, got married last week and to help them save some pennies I offered to make their wedding cake. Nerve-wracking as this was (What am I thinking?! What if it goes WRONG!), making the cake was a lot easier than I thought it would be. If you’re interested in making a wedding cake yourself, read on…

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Take one fat quarter…

I have lots of craft stuff which I never seem to use so I decided yesterday it was time for a sort out and craft day.

I knew i wanted to make something for the little one as a gentle introduction back to my sewing machine which I’ve not touched in four months.

I found a fat quarter I’ve been wanting to use for ages and some matching elastic and decided to make a baby circle skirt. I followed this tutorial and found, even whilst trying to entertain a baby at the same time, it was easy to follow…

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