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Making bookmarks and last minute Easter baskets

Making bookmarks and last minute Easter baskets

The girls love sewing but it’s quite tricky to find little projects for them to do which don’t take an endless amount of time, patience (both mine and theirs!) and supervision. I’d seen something on Pinterest showing how to make fabric bookmarks a few weeks back and thought it had potential, so we decided to … Continue reading

Hearts and flowers

Hearts and flowers

Just to prove that we do really love the romance here (see Valentines Day Is Very Different Here…), the girls have been very busy with Valentines arts and crafts the past couple of weeks.  The girls have spent lots of time making cards (which I can’t show you as they are currently on their way to … Continue reading

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

I have many memories of putting on “shows” for my family from an early age with my sisters. It started with Christmas song performances when we were tiny, using the curtain in front of the French windows at my grandparents house as the curtains on the stage, spending many minutes giggling behind it whilst we … Continue reading

Fun Christmas plate to make

Fun Christmas plate to make

I found this on the internet (the wonder of Pinterest!) and it took 20 minutes. 10 minutes of that was opening the sweets which were all individually wrapped! So unwrap the sweets and arrange them on a piece of baking parchment on a tray. You can put them in any pattern you like. We used … Continue reading

Homemade nativity

Homemade nativity

In my quest for Christmassy-ness the girls and I decided to make a nativity scene from a craft magazine my Mum had given us.  All the things we had tried so far had been simple and effective and this activity was billed as quick and child-friendly, even suggesting that children slightly older than ours would … Continue reading

It’s nearly Christmas!

It’s nearly Christmas!

So, straight off the back of Thanksgiving, we’re straight into Christmas preparations!  The Thanksgiving and Fall decorations have come down from outside of people’s houses to be replaced by Christmas lights, reindeer, snowmen and Father Christmas. The girls have been excited by the prospect of Christmas since they started to feel better at the beginning … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Tree

Thanksgiving Tree

For those in the UK, it’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US and we’re currently watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the television, which is amazing!  The girls have loved the cheerleading, musical set pieces and tap dancing, as well as an enormous Hello Kitty floating over New York! We were up early again … Continue reading

The teepee is up!

The teepee is up!

We shipped the wonderful teepee that my Mum made for the girls when they were little from England back in January.  Since then we’ve had several excursions to different DIY stores to find some poles as there wasn’t room to ship the 4 7ft poles that make it stand up, but without any luck.  This … Continue reading