There was a time when I would do some form of crafting every day. My go to crafts used to be crochet or scrapbooking. The past 18 months/2 years these has all changed. Life just got hectic and my health deteriorated.  By the time I got home from work and did all the little jobs that needed doing I was just too physically and mentally worn out to do anything but go to bed.  Having chronic pain from fibromyalgia had a huge impact on my life. I needed to rest and physically prepare my body for the next day. The… View Post

I love scrapbooking.  I love this hobby that allows me to keep a record of our family memories.  It’s something that I find so relaxing. A hobby that I can do at home but also I hobby I can partake with friends. Scrapbooking has brought a lovely bunch of people in to my life. I like to record my family memories as soon as possible. I just don’t like sitting around waiting for my photos to be printed then sent to me. I like to have my pictures when I want them. I like the flexibility of printing photos at… View Post

Summer can be a great time to enjoy some family fun, but it can also present a challenge. Keeping your brood busy during the extended school holidays isn’t always easy and if you’re not careful, you could be facing tears and tantrums when the warmer sets in. For inspiration to help you occupy your youngsters, here are three fun and educational kids’ activities to try this sunny season. 1)Test your model building skills Most kids love getting stuck into some model building, and there’s no shortage of these toys out there for you to choose from. To encourage your little… View Post

it has been months and months since I’ve last joined in. But then it has been months and months since I’ve done any crafting. We went away for a few days last week and wanted to take something small and light to take with me. I grabbed a cross stitch kit. Although I didn’t get much done what I did do I found quite relaxing and it made a change to be doing something practical.     Linking up with Julia for WOYWW. 

Welcome back to my Crafty Kids Linky and thank you to the lovely little crafters who shared their projects with us last month.This month we have been busy crocheting.  I love to crochet and find it quite relaxing and a few years ago I taught The Girl to crochet.  Over the past couple of years I have tried my hardest to teach the boy but we have both struggled as he is left handed and for some reason I cannot get my brain around crocheting mirror fashion.  We try quite regularly but both of us just end up frustrated.   The… View Post