Our kids were so lucky to have been given a Baby Annabell Learns to Swim doll after their swimming lesson with Rebecca Adlington a couple of weeks ago – all four of them felt like Christmas had come early and they couldn’t be more in love with their new babies. So we thought we would do a little review of the dolls in addition to our post about the swimming.
Part 3 of our Half Term Super Quick Projects is this simple cardboard watch. This is a great introduction to telling the time, it’s easy for kids to make and all you need are a few simple supplies. Hop over to the Hobbycraft Blog to see how to make one yourself.
~ Laura & Tia xx ~
I wanted to make something for the new arrival that might help him sleep (fingers crossed!). When Harper was a baby we had a toy with a musical box inside that seemed to work a treat. That toy became really tatty, so I decided to salvage the musical part of it and make a new one for the baby. This toy could alternatively be turned into a rattle if finding a musical box part is tricky.
We’re both big fans of Lamaze toys, and one of Little Button’s very favourite friends from day one has been Rusty the Robot.
He’s been with her on countless adventures – and she likes Rusty so much that I decided to make a robo-replacement so he could have the odd day off. Rather than replicate Rusty’s boyish charm, I decided to make a girl robot.
We’re really happy to announce that, as of today, we are going to be regular bloggers on the Hobbycraft website! This is so exciting for us as Hobbycraft is our absolute favourite place on the planet (we’ve happily whiled away many a Saturday in there with bored husbands sitting outside!)! The craft superstore have an excellent blog full of different craft tutorials. We will be bringing you monthly craft projects and our first one is this cute Easter bunny rattle. For the full tutorial hop over to Hobbycraft’s site.
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
- 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.
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.