Ten years ago I became a mother. ten days after Mother’s Day that year. I remember getting a card from the bump (thanks to MadDad). Ten year’s ago my life changed in ways I could never imagine and each year I love Mother’s Day. This year I have teamed up with Paperchase to bring you some ideas to share with your husband and the kids. I am delighted to be working with them as most people know I am fueled by pretty stationery and tea!
Scrap Fabric Paper Dolls These scrap fabric paper dolls are inspired by the paper dolls that I used to play with when I was a child. Do you remember them, the books for dolls and paper clothes that you used to colour and play with for hours and hours? I have teamed up with the ever-talented Tasha Goddard Illustration again with these beautiful scrap fabric paper dolls.
Wednesday nights are our kryptonite. Both boys have to be at after school clubs and have other commitments, so dinner needs to be fast, filling and family friendly. Plus I go food shopping on a Thursday, so by Wednesday, we tend to be eating from the freezer and when McCain challenged us to make a simple midweek meal with their frozen sweet potato fries I decided to hand it all over to the boys.
We love crafts that can be made from recyclables and this rainbow rainmaker is a great cardboard tube craft, plus is a great home made musical instrument. There are lots of ways to adapt this project depending on the age of your kids, however, we decided to use some of my massive stash of washi tape and make our rainmaker a rainbow of colours.
Since I know how much you all like free adult colouring pages, I have teamed up with another of my favourite creative people Leslieanne from Leslieanne made it to bring you this beautiful free flower colouring page for adults. These free printable coloring pages are just beautiful and filled with cute flowers and the perfect addition to our coloring page collection. Free Printable Flower Coloring Pages Leslieanne is one of those people that can just produce beautiful and amazing illustrations and sketches, just take a look at her Instagram feed and you will see what I mean and I am very excited to be working with her on this flower design.
I have always loved playhouses and encouraging the kids to play outside no matter what the weather. What with the weather in the UK being inclement, to say the least, a playhouse is a great investment for any family. When it comes to playhouses the cooler the better, so here in conjunction with What Shed we bring you our coolest playhouses for kids.
I am a huge fan of random acts of kindness and always being kinder than you need to be. it was a lesson my dad taught me well and one I hope to be able to pass on to my children. Each Christmas we carry out Advent Acts of Kindness and last summer we did a summer kindness project, but we needed something closer to home and this is where our acts of kindness for siblings come in. We created an Acts of Kindness Jar