Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Big Lunch






We are having a street party in our neighbourhood, as part of The Great Get-Together in honour of Jo Cox. It's all about celebrating "community, commonality and connections", and we are lucky to be part of a lovely, friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

A small group of us have been getting together regularly to plan The Big Lunch and it's been so much fun! I've loved having something to think about outside of motherhood (maybe a bit too much) and have been enjoying getting a little creative after a long absence. I've put together some placemats and have got a little carried away making some foody props for our Insta-wall. I'm looking forward to seeing all the photos after the event, but most of all I'm looking forward to sharing food and time with friends old and new :)  



"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us" 
Jo Cox (1974-2016)


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Dragons dragons!










Our 5 year old is all about dragons at the moment, so my partner asked him to draw some dragon parts to turn into stickers. He's been having lots of fun putting together a whole variety of spiky winged creatures. Dragon No 4 is by his friend Tom :)

We might put together a new Make Your Own Poster Book pack soon, on the theme of - you guessed it - DRAGONS!





Saturday, 29 April 2017

Letters, Lettuce, Sailor and Chubs






I've been doing the tiniest bit of sewing a day whilst the little one naps, and have finally managed to complete 4 more squishy friends to join the Minty Bob Gang, yay! The round orange one reminds me of the lovely chubbiness of a baby and makes me smile each time I hold it, ahhhh :) 



Monday, 10 April 2017

Yikes Spikes!






Today was the warmest day of the year so far. Blue skies and glorious sunshine, beautiful! Shame I could only enjoy it from the confines of our very warm home with all the windows closed as my hayfever fully kicked in :'( I get it really badly every year and it's a messy itchy horrible NIGHTMARE!

Rather than be miserable and mope about, I decided I would take advantage of my partner being home to get the sewing machine out and sew whilst the little one napped and older one was entertained. 

The older one is obsessed with dragons at the moment. He draws them all the time and comes up with great names for them. I asked him to draw me one to make a while ago (I had to keep on reminding him to keep it SIMPLE!!!). It's probably taken me about 2 weeks but I have finally managed to finish it, hooray! There are lots of mistakes and it's a bit lumpy and bumpy and funny looking but he seems to like it and immediately held it in his arms and chewed on its tail so I think that's a thumbs up :)


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Child play in the time of Trump


Even playtime with the kids take on a political edge these days...

The Literal Kid


We get this quite a lot from our 5 year old, with a completely straight face.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Lego Club



We love Lego in this house. I grew up with it, as did my partner, and now we get to enjoy it all over again with our two boys, yay! 
This morning we found our 5 year old making numbers with it which I thought was rather lovely :)