Simple Dolls

I wouldn’t say I’m a spiritual person but I do think that life offers you opportunities just when you need them the most. The busyness of our lives but the monotony of our days was bringing me down a little lately. That was when my friend suggested we take a weekend trip, just us girls, […]

Weekend Project: Hobby Horse

I am happy to be taking part in Maggy Woodley’s Australian blog tour promoting her new book, Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids.  Today I’ve chosen the Hobby Horse. I’ve always loved them. I had one when I was a little girl which my mother made for me. So this is going to […]

Weekend Project: Green Bushes

Weekend Project - green bushes for imaginary small world play ll An Everyday Story

How did you go with your tree blocks? Well this weekend’s project was a little bit of a happy accident. We’re making little green bushes for small world imaginative play. I had an idea to make some lovely soft bushes to compliment the rough texture of the tree blocks. I thought pompoms would work well; […]

Perfect Pairs: A simple handmade matching game

These beautiful little squares were given to Sarah (22mths) for Christmas. They are such a simple and thoughtful gift, perfect for Sarah. They are a set of 12 matching pairs. Each square measures 10cm x 10 cm (approx. 4″x4″). Wouldn’t they be the perfect way to use up all those scrap pieces of fabric we […]

Weekend Project: Make some tree blocks

Whenever people come to visit for the first time, they always ask about our tree blocks. The look and the feel of the blocks are so appealing that the kids, and indeed the parents, are always drawn to them. These little blocks are so ridiculously easy to make. You could whip them up easily in […]

Playing with Fire

Ok, well not literally but imaginatively which is even more wonderful. Jack has been completely fascinated by fire for a little while now. I think it started with an interest in volcanoes. Almost all of his games, his drawings, his paintings end up going up in flames in one way or another. At the end […]