Category Archives for Book Reviews

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

Painting trees and doodling

Easter brought us lots of treats, which means lots of thank you cards. We spent some of the money sent for Easter Egg buying on two of the most beautifully illustrated books; ‘A river of words‘ by Jen Bryant and … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Homemade cards, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Dissecting flowers

The boys are almost always asked to write a story about a learning experience they’ve had during the school holidays as their holiday homework. Normally we go and do something together but this time George did his homework on his … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by Roze
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Last Wednesday

We skipped the park after school and raced home to make meringues in time for pudding. Not one of us had any experience with meringue making so it was an exciting little project and surprisingly quick and easy. It took … Continue reading

04. March 2012 by Roze
Categories: baking, Book Reviews, cooking with kids, Meringues | 1 comment

Lantern making

This was a relaxing and easy project from last Sunday. I cut some fresh willow from the garden and we spent two industrious hours contentedly bending, fixing, sticking and trimming. The inspiration came from Fiona Danks and Jo Schofields’ book … Continue reading

21. January 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, craft for kids, Fun, Lanterns, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Made to play

The boys were lucky this Christmas and received a lot of Lego kits which didn’t leave much time for crafting. However, since I discovered www.madebyjoel.com I’ve been wanting to try out some of Joel’s ideas (his book is entitled made to play) so … Continue reading

02. January 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, craft for kids, Fun, making birds, Toys to make | Leave a comment

Party straws

For my party preparations this week, I turned my attention to decorating the drinks. I found this idea by accident when I was online looking for stripy paper straws. It’s from a lovely book entitled ‘Paper + Craft‘. Made from … Continue reading

10. June 2011 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, cutting out paper, Fun, Parties, Simple Pleasures | Tags: | Leave a comment