Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sweetpea Seedlings

I received a wooden paper potter for Christmas. Have you used one? It's brilliant! Not only is it a fab way of turning recycled newspaper into biodegradable plant pots, but (and more importantly for a mum of two easily bored children) it is a great activity to keep the kids entertained.

Between us we made a whole heap of little newspaper pots which were just the right size to plant our sweetpea seedlings into:
When they've grown just a little bit bigger (and the weather has got slightly warmer), we'll be able to plant them straight into the ground. I love Sweetpeas, don't you?

What are you growing this Spring?

Jumbleberries xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Spring has sprung

(well it has in Market Harborough at least!) and I love it.
I hope the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining where you are too.

Have fun.

Jumbleberries xx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Daffodil Brooch

I've been working on a new corsage design for Spring - a little posy of Daffodils:
What do you think?

Jumbleberries xx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ruby Loves

I love a good craft magazine, don't you? I have to admit that I buy them quite frequently. I don't tend to buy the same one each month though, I like to vary which ones I buy as there are so many on the market to choose from at the moment.

This week I found a new one - Ruby Loves - a new craft magazine for girls. And my little Princess thinks it's great.

The first issue came with a selection of materials which could be used to make 6 little projects, ranging from a felt key-ring, bunting and cookie-pops.

The instructions for each project are easy to follow, however, I would say that the crafts are aimed at a slightly older age group, so as Princess is only 6 I did have to help her complete some of the crafts - although I was obviously more than happy to help. Her favourite make was the 'design-your-own-ring' which she used some funky coloured nail varnish to decorate.
 Pretty isn't it?

I think this a great magazine for craft loving girls and I'll definitely be buying it again for Princess.

What's your favourite craft magazine at the moment.

Jumbleberries xx

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Regal Butterflies

It was my little Princess' birthday this week. As she loves butterflies - she brings home a drawing of a butterfly everyday! - we thought we'd buy her some butterfly themed items for her room. I managed to find her a pretty duvet set and some new curtains, but not much else (nothing that I liked anyway) so I decided to make a couple of items myself.

First of all I made a pretty pink paper butterfly canvas to hang on her wall:
 and then I made a co-ordinating lampshade:
I cut all the butterfly shapes by hand, which although took quite a long time, I actually found really relaxing, and then stuck them down individually using my glue gun. Each item was super easy to make but look really effective so I'm very pleased with the results and, more importantly, Princess loves them!

What have you been making recently?

Have fun.

Jumbleberries xx

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