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Our travel journals

I always take a holiday journal with me to document what we do everyday, what I ate, what rides I went one etc.

I have got a new travel journal from Paperchase I wrote about it back in April when I bought it, you can read about it here.
In that post I also told you what I was looking for in a travel scrapbook for C.
I never found on in the shops so I have made my own.

I bought a Kirsty Alsop small photo album in Tesco’s clearance section for about £3, it was the perfect size but I didn’t like the colour, floral just doesn’t say Disney or Children’s book to me, so I recovered it.

When we we in B&Q shopping I saw the map wallpaper that just screamed travel journal so I took a sample (plus the office needs redecorating so I wanted to see if it would suit it, i’m still not sure it does).

Before

Before

I removed the hard board covers and recovered them using the map paper before returning them to the album, I think it looks amazing.

After

After

As this will be C’s 1st Florida holiday I am making her, her own scrap journal, that I will take with us.
I’ll make notes about her favorite rides, which characters she met, what she loved or disliked etc, and will add pictures in when we get back.

I hope that this will be a lovely keepsake for her to have as she probably wont remember her 1st holiday abroad.

I will also be making a family scrapbook when we return to remember this holiday, and keep all our pictures in it.
I will show you how I make that in a month or so.

C’s tiger sheds competition entry

We have been talking a lot recently about sorting out our garden and making it child friendly for C.
I’d love to get C her own little play house where she had space to play and enjoy the lovely weather that we have been getting recently, and for years to come as well.
Our garden has a shed that is filled with tools, paint and other non-childfriendly items.

I saw a post about the Tiger shed competition and just knew that we had to enter although getting C to design her own house is a little difficult at 18 months old she hasn’t learn enough words to explain what she wants, so I drew a basic house and she coloured it in with finger paints.

tiger house

As you can see on the picture the outside walls would be red with a purple door, and purple picnic table. The monkey bars would be orange and a yellow swing and sandpit. There would be a garden outside.
Inside the house would have a comfy seating area, and a kitchen to make tea, coffee and cake in. The inside walls would be brightly coloured and filled with pictures of friends and family.
There would also be somewhere to store all C’s craft things and a chalkboard wall to draw on.

C really enjoyed painting the house, but as she is 18 months her attention span was a little short.
She needed a bath after as well as I think she got more paint on her than on the picture.

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I hope we win but you never know what will happen, you have to be in it to be in with a chance so here is how to enter.
The Tiger sheds dream house #TigercubHideout competition is as follows.

Entry checklist

1. Ask a child to draw their dream house. You can print the dream house template to make it easier! Make sure it is labelled;

2. Upload the picture (if drawn by hand, either scan it or take a photo) in a blog post;

3. Be sure to use the hashtag #TigercubHideout in your blog post;

4. Email a link to your blog post and a contact number to tigersheds@tigerbox.co.uk by midnight on the closing date of Friday, August 29.

Docrafts | Creativity magazine review*

I love to craft. In the past I have made cards for various occasions such as birthdays and christmas, I have scrapbooked and made photo albums for special occasions.

I often browse through the craft magazines when in the supermarket as they are great for ideas and have been very lucky to have recently received March 2014’s issue of Docraft’s Creativity magazine to review.

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Being crafty

I have been being crafty and have made a mini photo album, this is for a gift exchange so iv left off the 1st page in-case anyone connected sees this.

This is the album page by page running through, it was made using a kit that I received many years ago and unfortunately don’t know who its by/ where its from, although I suspect it was purchased on QVCUK. 

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ImageImageIt is a simple album/ journal that they can use to record memories with their precious little girl.