Category Archives for making things for those you love

Today’s make by Willa…

We used a recipe from the April issue of ‘The Simple Things’ magazine but have since found another one that doesn’t use epsom salts or corn flour, so we might try out the second one and see which one works out … Continue reading

27. March 2016 by Roze
Categories: craft for kids, making things for those you love, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Sticking our teeth together with toffeecomb

It’s been a long break from workshops, photos and writing due to a heavy workload from TravisBead for six months, so I thought I’d ease myself back in gently with some honeycomb making using Nigella’s recipe…   Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

26. March 2016 by Roze
Categories: baking, making things for those you love, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Upcycling for school lunch bags

For the past three months I’ve been carrying around the idea for this project, being put off by the idea of a ‘spot clean only’ lunch bag for the boys’ packed lunches. Despite leaving it to the very last minute … Continue reading

05. September 2012 by Roze
Categories: Learning to sew, making things for those you love, sewing, Upcycling | 6 comments

Marking the years

A little while ago I came across a book entitled ‘The homemade home for children, 50 thrifty and chic projects for creative parents‘ written by Sania Pell, and fell in love with almost every project in the book. The reason … Continue reading

01. July 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, making things for those you love, practical solutions for parenting | Leave a comment

Upcycling old Beano comics

These Beano annuals have seen better days thanks to one book eating boy and these 3D letters (£1.99 from HobbyCraft) have been hanging around since the summer awaiting decoration. Then yesterday I happened upon an advert for a 3D letter covered … Continue reading

20. November 2011 by Roze
Categories: 3D Letters, making things for those you love, paper mache | 6 comments

Sailing away with my thoughts

The strange time at home continues, as we all adapt to not having small boys running around the house during the day. We’ve still been making and doing but the results or the photos have been particularly uninspiring so I … Continue reading

21. September 2011 by Roze
Categories: boats, Dreaming, making things for those you love, paper mache | Tags: | Leave a comment

Please Take Your Seats

As much as I wanted to have all of my party stationery handmade I had to draw the line at hand drawn text – when I tried it, I ending up having nightmares about it (lucky me for having such … Continue reading

29. June 2011 by Roze
Categories: cutting out paper, Drawing, making birds, making things for those you love, Parties, Poster, Seating Plan Poster, self realisation, Wellbeing | Leave a comment