Kid’s Craft: Pom Pom Shooters

We had a huge amount of fun filming our latest Channel Mum Vlog! These pom pom shooters take about 5 minutes to make and cost next to nothing. They’re great to keep kids occupied. You may be picking up pom poms for months but it’s worth the fun (honest!). We’d love to hear how your shooters go too if you give them a go.

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3 Quick Halloween Craft Tutorials

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We love a bit of halloween crafting! Channel Mum recently asked us to create 3 videos for them and we jumped at the chance because we love Channel Mum – if you aren’t familiar with it you should take a look at their YouTube channel – their posts are from honest, witty and genuine mums and they’re really entertaining and informative.

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Concertina Card

DIY concertina birthday card


My oldest and one of my loveliest friends, Esther, celebrated her birthday last week so I wanted to make her an extra-special card. I thought the idea of a little package as a card would make a nice surprise in the post. Here’s a little how-to video on how to make it, and the full instructions are below.

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Life In Pictures

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Life in Pictures is our weekly mini gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to this week.     

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s our Birthday!

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Today is our 2nd blog birthday! Hooray! The past two years have flown by in a world of craft and toddlers. We’re thoroughly loving what we get to do every day and blogging has introduced us to some truly inspiring crafters, bloggers and parents.

We started blogging as a way to record all the things we got up to with our little buttons, all the crafty projects we’d started but never finished and all the baking we wanted to do but never found the time. Our blog was our own little way of giving us focus and motivating us to finish stuff – because it’s not easy when you have a baby (or 4!). And now it’s second nature. We love writing it and we feel really lucky to have some fun crafty projects on the horizon to keep us busy.

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Thank You

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Last night we got to put our nice dresses on (with only a bit of baby sick on them) and travel to London for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards where we were finalists in the craft category. We got to hang out with some lovely inspiring bloggers (one of our favourites being Jess from Let’s Do Something Crafty).

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Life In Pictures

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Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what we’ve been up to over the past seven days. This week we’ve been enjoying the water fountains in the park and our littlest Little Button had his first taste of food!     

Well this is Exciting….

Little Button Diaries MAD blog awards

We are so utterly thrilled to find out yesterday that we are finalists for the MAD Blog Awards 2015. Thank you, THANK YOU to everybody that voted for us, we are so happy to be shortlisted. And we get to go to a fancy party with loads of amazing other bloggers – hooorahhh! We are up against five other great blogs (click here to have a look at them).

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A BIG Thank You

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Yesterday we found out that our blog has become a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BIBs) for Best Craft Blog. When we found out via twitter, we did a wiggly, jiggly dance and texted each other with a OMG!!!!!! We are so grateful to everyone who voted for us to get this far, anyone who comments on our posts and for turning up in the first place and reading our blog – we wouldn’t be here without you (we’d like to give you all a big hug). We’re up against so really fantastic crafts blogs and feel very privileged to be among them. Click here to have a look at the finalists.

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The Final Few Days To Vote

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First up, we want to say thank you to everyone who has voted for us recently. We’re so lucky to have been shortlisted for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards later this year. We’re up against nine other great sites for Best Craft Blog. If you like what we do, we’d be so grateful if you could spare a teeny tiny two minutes to vote for us. All you need to do is click into the form, scroll down to section 12 and select us, Little Button Diaries. Voting closes Friday. Thank you once again!

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Life in Pictures

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Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the past seven days.


  
 

 

  

Tots100 ‘Vlog School’

tots100 vlog school

We were asked by Tots100 to be a part of their new series called ‘Vlog School’ because we recently started vlogging when we documented our MAD Blog Award Weekend.

As newbie vloggers we made a little video about what we’ve learnt so far and why we took the plunge and hit the record button.

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Peek-a-Boo Wooden Puzzle

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My Little Button is at an age where wooden puzzles have suddenly become fascinating to her. Her Grandpa and I simultaneously came up with a craft project idea based on her new-found love, to create a customised ‘peek-a-boo’ family puzzle. Grandpa did the hard work of constructing the puzzle, and I added the decoration – so the instructions below are a team effort!

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A New Look for a Mid-Pregnancy Mum

new look maternity clothes review

It seems that I am having to dig out my maternity wear a lot sooner this time around as my bump is rapidly expanding. As I didn’t have any summer maternity wear last time around New Look were kind enough to send me some pieces from their current range.

I chose a tea dress, as I wear a lot of them normally, and a pregnancy staple – a pair of over-the-bump jeans. I also chose something I wouldn’t normally wear – a kimono – as it seems everyone but me is wearing one right now!

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