Sunday, 25 January 2015

365 Project 25/365

Molly had to invent and make a Taverham-inspired food for a school project so she made a 'Sandy' Lane cake this evening. I'm not sure it's going to make it to school in one piece though!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Project 365 24/365

Three weeks after his actual birthday Charlie finally got to celebrate turning 8 with his mates. I took them to Baseline Extreme to burn off lots of energy. It worked well as Charlie was exhausted after the session!  I was quite jealous as they got to go zorbing and tubing, amongst other fun activities. 

365 Project 23/365

It looks like it is made with putty but this is actually a real egg! It came from the farm where my Mum's boyfriend works. I bet it never would have made it to the supermarket with a shell that crinkly. The children think it's amazing!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Jigsaw Puzzle Upcycling

Over the Christmas break I decided to sort the toy room out. It took nearly a week to thoroughly sort and I began to wish I hadn't started but it's so much more organised now……for a while at least!

Despite hunting high and low we ended up with a number of incomplete jigsaw puzzles. Harry went through a spell of chewing everything in sight so I wouldn't be surprised if he'd eaten the missing pieces.

I couldn't sell them or donate them to charity and I hate waste so I didn't want to just bin them so I headed to good ole Pinterest.

There were a lot of great Christmas ideas but I didn't fancy making anything festive with the tree & decorations still up but a couple of other crafts caught my eye.

A few people had used old puzzle pieces to decorate plain photo frames so that's what I did with Charlie's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles puzzle.

I used a wooden frame which was flat (and wide as the pieces were quite big). It was one I had bought sometime ago but it hadn't cost much money. I then separated the pieces getting rid of those which weren't green and kept the faces & logo to go on the front. It was then just a case of randomly glueing pieces to the frame and building up 2 or 3 layers. It doesn't have to be uniform or regimented. I think that the more haphazard the pieces, the better.

Charlie was really impressed with it, bless him, and the children can't wait for me to make more. Thankfully we have plenty of pieces! 

365 Project 22/365

After a break of 6 weeks I was itching to get back into the craft room. Molly's original hair clip holder was getting full so I made her a new one after trying out decopatch. It's not perfect but Molly was really happy to find it on her door when she got home from school tonight.

365 Project 21/365

This is one very grumpy boy who refused to walk anywhere near to me and Molly while we were in the city. We were killing time while Charlie was at his first drama class and boy, was that hour a very long one!

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