How beautiful is it to receive a handmade gift? Something that someone has spent hours making. When it comes to handmade gifts from the children, it’s even better. They have such creative minds, the sky is their limit. Handmade gifts are the perfect idea for a Mother’s Day present and Handmade at Amazon have made it really easy.
As you may have read we went away to West Yorkshire the other weekend with a group of friends. It was a fabulous weekend break full of outdoor fun and indoor fun too. What’s better than crafting with the little ones, listening to the log fire cracking in the background and drinking a nice warm cuppa. The children spent a good couple of hours decorating their Christmas tree ornaments and colouring in their window decorations. They loved it.
Autumn is my favourite season, mainly because you get a great mixture of indoor and outdoors. When it’s not raining, we wrap up warm and go outside – collecting leaves or twigs. If it’s raining then we tend to stay inside and do arts and crafts (sticking and glueing as Isla calls it) and when we have these days, Baker Ross comes to the rescue.
The perfect place for little girls and little boys: a train ride, in fact two trains, an adventure playground and a beautiful woodland full of fairies. What more could you need on a day out? This is our CountryKids post for this week as it was just a lovely day out in a perfect piece of Essex countryside. The villages surrounding Audley End are absolutely beautiful.
Today we have been busy getting our craft on with a huge selection of Easter crafting goodies from The Works, including a super bonnet and chicks and sticker packs to create the best Easter bonnet we could. My little ones are still quite little but I was impressed with their creative flair on the bonnet, it looked like a big nest on the top.
I must admit I have little Noah’s birthday to celebrate this weekend and the thought of Christmas is looming in the shadows of that but it hasn’t stopped me starting to prepare: decorations, advent calendars and yummy Christmas recipes, along with some Christmas crafts that we can all get involved in over the festive period. I have put a collaboration of bits together to help inspire those of you who want to get started with the shopping but not sure where to start!