We’ve been thinking of things to make and do. We’ve come up with some new designs for dungarees (more for boys on the way), baby bubble pants and children’s hats.
Several people have asked whether we will be doing any workshops. We are looking into this idea and already have a couple of potential venues. What do you think about a fabric flower making session, learning how to make yourself a pair of Kimono slippers, making a paper rose bouquet or fabric heart garland for Valentines? These are just a few of the ideas we’ve been dreaming up for you grown up crafters. Kid’s Craft workshop ideas include sock puppet making, fun with button jewellery, making a dressing up outfit (pirate, knight, fairy or princess).
Hand made things that you have done yourself give SO much pleasure and a far more special. We want to pass on our love of handmade and homemade goodies to you all.
A quick idea for keeping the kids happy if the weather’s too inclement to get outside. How about making a den in the house? Use a large bed sheet to cover the table and turn the resulting space beneath into a tent. Have an ‘outdoor’ tea – get out the plastic picnic stuff and cook the kind of food you might have if you were camping. This one pan summer eggs recipe is a good one to get the children involved in preparing. For dessert. how about banana boats with hot chocolate? Read a good campfire story. Here is a short one that will get your children groaning at you! The Chicken in the Library. You can embellish the basic storyline to pad it out and make it last longer.
Well, the fire’s on and hubby’s making a cuppa. Guess it’s time to stare at the flames and dream…
Handmade dreams are best
Shani and Jen