Winner of the Epson Labelworks Label Maker 600 is…

Posted under Giveaways & reviews

14Feb
epson labelworks printer set up

Congratulations…   Caro!,  who said… “I would label myself. Labels on my hand would replace reminder notes. Labels on my forehead (and kids) for a quick game of celebrity head. I’d label my chest with a positive thought of the day. I’d also label my friend’s twins as even though they’re 13, I still can’t tell them apart! I’d love…

Donate to Camp Quality to help sick children living with cancer and make a difference today.

Posted under Giveaways & reviews

29Jan
Untitled

Donate to Camp Quality Where your dollar really does make a difference.   I’m sure you know of Camp Quality.  It’s the charity helping the kids of Australia, and their families, who have been given the devastating news that cancer is now part of their reality.  While cancer is serious, and never to be taken lightly, what Camp Quality do…

Winner of the Gooie Giveaway

Posted under Giveaways & reviews

22Jan
kids school bags collage1 pm

Congratulations goes to: Amelia with the tip, My daughter was very “abrahensib” about starting Prep last year, so I made 2 little strings of rainbow worry beads; 1 for her and 1 for me. I pinned hers to the inside of her uniform pocket so that if she was nervous or missing me during the day she could reach into…

My Dyson Fan Review

Posted under Giveaways & reviews

4Jan
dyson fan review

My Dyson Fan Review Last month, I attended the Kids Business Blogger Brunch in Sydney, taking my kids along for the fun!  Bloggers from across Australia were in attendance to meet with brands such as Dyson, Only Organic, Brumbys Bakery and more, to test out and experience some of the new products on the market.  I was lucky enough to…

Happy New Year!

Posted under Contact

4Jan
1 amber pic new 2015 medium

  Happy New Year, dear Happy Crafty Family readers!   First of all, this is NOT a normal shot of me. Let’s be honest. Most of the time, my hair is tied up in a bun because I am one of those people who have NO idea how to blow dry or straighten my hair. Love it when others do…

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments

Posted under Christmas

24Dec
how to make quick and easy christmas ornaments

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments Something to keep the kids busy on Christmas Eve. Brought to you in collaboration with Staedtler   Are you kids driving you mad today?  Are you running out of ideas to keep them busy and out of your hair?  If so, you’ll love this tutorial- how to make quick and easy christmas…

McCormick Spices: The Festive Range

Posted under Giveaways & reviews

13Dec
mccormicks

McCormick Spices: Their Range of Festive Spices for Christmas Baking A surprise box arrived on our door the other day. When we opened it (I love parcels!), we found this. A whole bunch of festive spices to solve all our Christmas baking needs, PLUS a BIG jar of ready-made cookie dough mix. There’s nutmeg, mixed spice, cinnamon sugar, ground cinnamon,…

Only Organic Kindy Range

Posted under Fun with food

12Dec
IMG_7475

Only Organic Kindy Range   Guess what?  A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to Sydney for the Kids Business Blogger Brunch and while I was there, I discovered this. Only Organic has a new Kindy range of food, perfect for children 1 to 5 years old!  And let’s not stop there.  I like to have the…

DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls

Posted under Dolls

11Dec
christmas angel peg dolls

DIY Christmas Angel Peg Dolls   Inspired by Margaret Bloom’s new book “Making Peg Dolls and More” published by Hawthorn Press, I decided to tackle a project I’ve had on my to-do list for a while now. To make Christmas Angel peg dolls. I’m a little bit in love with how they turned out.  Ooooooo! Cute! If you want to…

DIY Santa Stop Here Sign for the front door handle

Posted under Make

11Dec
santa stop here sign

DIY Santa Stop Here Sign for the front door handle Brought to you by Staedtler Our house decorations this year are non-existent. Nil. Nothing. But Ned and Jack do need some kind of sign, a notice of sorts, to ensure Santa does stop here this year. So I made this simple one using these Staedtler Wax Twister Crayons, in a…

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with icy pole sticks

Posted under Christmas

10Dec
Make simple Christmas Tree ornaments using icy pole sticks!

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with Icy Pole Sticks Brought to you by Crayola Last week, I visited one of our educators who was making simple Christmas Tree decorations with miniature icy pole sticks (popsicle sticks).  They were so cute, and something the children could easily do. Our educator had seen this craft in her daughter’s preschool room and had…

Festive Fun- Writing on Windows!

Posted under Drawing and Painting

9Dec
writing on windows

Festive Fun! When else are you allowed to write on windows? In conjunction with Crayola.   Last week, I was co-host of our monthly Crafternoon get together. (Madness… it’s been going for 4.5 years now!)   We decided to make it a cooking/baking day, so the girls all made a festive Christmas box with a handle and then filled it…

TWO New Book Releases from Hawthorn Press

Posted under Nature and Animal Crafts

9Dec
new releases from hawthorn books 3

New Book Releases from Hawthorn Press   Introducing “Making Peg Dolls and More” By Margaret Bloom A few years ago, I stumbled across a delightful blog called “We Bloom Here”, written by an American lady Margaret Bloom. Margaret had just started making some very cute wooden peg dolls, and I was lucky enough to win one in a giveaway. (This…