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On the fifth day of parenting….Christmas craft with a toddler

If you have come over from Newman’s Corner‘s blog , thank you 😀
What did you think of their blog posts for #12daysofparenting?

So here we go, day five!
(Honestly i’m shocked i’ve got this far without giving up 😛 )
On the first day of parenting….surviving without Nursery.
On the second day of parenting….what I would ask for this year.
On the third day of parenting….How much it’s changed for me.
On the forth day of parenting….Our family traditions.
On the fifth day of parenting….Christmas craft with a toddler
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C’s Bow frame

C really suits bows in her hair so I recently bought her lots and lots of them, Ebay is a great place to order large quantities of bows for a very good price, under £6 for 22 bows, and they are actually really good quality.


It was only after they arrived today that I realised that I had nowhere to store that that would keep them looking nice.

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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).



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



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.

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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The space under the stairs

We have some space under our stairs its usually used as a junk storage area but we gave away the cabinet that had been living there so there is now a lovely empty space. Recently C has been going under there hiding and laughing.

I want to make it into a play area/ den/ wendy house type area for her. I’ve seen on facebook pictures of people converting it to lovely little house fronts.

As we live with my parents, I can’t do anything permanent so I am going to try and make one using a sheet that can be removed and stored in her toy box but tied up to make the den.

Here are some pictures of the area and I will start working on my designs.

 den area 2 den area

Wish me luck!