Feeling proud and thank you.

Feeling rather proud even if I do say so myself. I started this website on the 26th nov –  3 weeks ago, a complete novice. Really no idea – making it up as I went along. Still learning and still creating! So far after 14 posts I have had 191 views (from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and Spain), 66 visitors , 72 Facebook referrals. Now I have no idea if that is really any good, not sure if I really care. All I do know is I am personally proud, in just under a month the numbers sounds pretty good to me as a complete novice! So thank you for visiting and taking a look., its much appreciated.

Please continue to visit, view, like, comment and follow!

Many thanks emmas xxx

Family Christmas hand wreath.

    Hi Hope you are all keeping warm and safe. We have enjoyed a few snow days, just chilling, playing, snowmen building, family movie times and creating a Christmas wreath as a family. I also managed to have some ‘mummy creative time’, in the evening I managed to decoupage an old white ikea table. which was in need of some TLC. Aim was to get it done in time for the Christmas tree to sit on – success thanks to snow days! Please take a look at the project page to see ‘how to make’ the hand wreath, enjoy making and don’t forget to share/ comment!            Love emma xxx

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How to up-cycle a paper bag !

   Yes, I know the title sounds a little crazy. However we did just this last week-end. A very impromptu project arising after the boys seeing father Christmas out and about. The boys were given some presents by Father Christmas in a paper bag with his picture on. After the boys had rehomed the gifts at home we were just about to throw the bag, when in our usual style we said…
” we can make something out of this! “
   So after scratching our heads we decided to cut out the picture of father Christmas and turn it into a ‘please stop here Santa ” door hanger for their bedrooms. It was a very easy, make it up as you go along mixed media / collage project led by the boys. Using whatever we could find in the house. They wanted white tissue paper now! Mummy couldn’t deliver on a Sunday night, so we found a clean toilet roll fixed the problem. Please take a look at the finish products in my Projects section and give it a go. The boys really enjoyed it – but beware the glitter goes everywhere. We now have a house with “Christmas sparkle”.
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Enjoy!
Love Emma’s xxx

Elf on the shelf.

IMG_20171201_081424    It’s that time of year again, where I keep myself  busy at an already busy time of year and add to the Christmas stress with our own version of ‘elf on the shelf”. Now I appreciate you either love it or hate it. In our house we love it, it creates some magic / fun to a dull cold month and it has become one of our family Christmas traditions. Though I have to admit there is nothing more annoying than  just as you are get into bed – realising you haven’t done the damn elves. The boys really love it, they start the count down in Nov and still ‘believe’!
   We do it our own way – I personally found the original ‘Elf  on the shelf’ creepy and some of the ideas that go with it weird. So we got creative and have Elfie the reindeer and mischief the elf who come and visit us every day throughout Dec! They are hugged and played with though out the day. At bedtime the boys say good night and placed them by the fireplace for Elfie to carry mischief back to father Christmas on his back. When the boys come down in the morning they discover what mischief they have created.
So far this year …
IMG_20171130_211426   DAY 1 – arrival from the north pole with advent calendars/letter.

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  Day 2 – Elfie and Mischief have played O AND X on the back door.

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IMG_20171202_232122.jpgDAY 3 – Gone crazy with the toilet roll though out the house leading to Mischief turning Elfie into a mummy. (Christopher is studying the Egyptians at the moment).

 

Day 4 – Mischief is on a raft made out of toilet rolls and Elfie is fishing. (Louie loves water and boats!)
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                                                                 Day 5- Breakfast chaos!
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DAY 7 – They have some wings to help them fly, however have crashed landed.

 

 

 Thinking  maybe coloured milk in the fridge for breakfast as tomorrow’s!

Love Emma xxx

Doesn’t this time of year get so busy?

   Hi, Just a quick blog as life has been pretty busy with life in general with the lead up to Christmas, winter bugs, school nativity costumes and elf on the shelf has taken over!!!

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   As well as all this, this week we have been working on our latest projects ‘A simple Christmas tree decoration’. Our house is slowly beginning to get Christmas like – though the tree won’t go up for a while yet! For this Christmas project the Boys chose to make a teddy bear. I was surprised how interested and eager my boys were to do this project. They amazed me with their ability (at aged 5 / 7 yrs)- it’s all their work!! Apart from threading the needle for them it was completed solo by them and they were so proud of the bears when finished (so was mummy!). They will hang pride of place on our tree this year and every year to come. Take a look at the project to see their finish masterpieces.

Emma s xxx