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Arts and crafts with kids: our wishlist from The Works

My girls love to sit down together and do some “making” and we often have themed craft weeks to help give me ideas for projects that we can work on together.  As a result, our craft cupboard needs to be kept well stocked with all the little things that we use regularly.   The Works is one of our go-to places for refilling our craft cupboard; they have a fabulous selection of kids’ craft supplies which are great value.… Read more

Three Little Pigs themed crafts

Jessica saw the Three Little Pigs performed at the Duplo Valley puppet show at Legoland on a recent visit there and the story seems to have really captured her imagination ever since. She spent quite a long time on the phone to my mum telling her all about the “piggies” and loved playing the Three Little Pigs board game.… Read more

The Friday Focus 01/05/15

I recently posted a list of 50 things that make me happy and it seems that this last week has been full of little things that have made me happy – spending time together as a family, having a lovely day for myself, being proud of Jessica at our first ever parents’ evening and enjoying some one-to-one time with Sophie.… Read more

Papery Peep – April

It’s been all about sharing papery loveliness over on Instagram this month as I’ve been joining in with The Reading Residence’s #30daysofpaper photo challenge for the month – sharing a photo of papery products each day in response to the daily theme. It’s also encouraged me to treat myself to a couple more notebooks, some stickers and a pack of pretty sticky notes (not that I needed that much encouragement!)

Papery Peep (April) - Little Hearts, Big Love


I’m keeping up with my challenge to read a book a month and this month’s book was “The Last September” by Elizabeth Bowen which I received as a result of last month’s book swap.… Read more

Paper Plate Aquarium

Paper plates are a key item in our craft box – they are so useful as a paint palette whenever Jessica is doing painting or as the basis of a craft project. This week we’ve been making a paper plate aquarium.

Paper Plate Aquarium - Little Hearts, Big Love

To make the aquarium, you will need:

  • A blue paper plate (we used a white one that we had painted blue)
  • Puffed rice cereal
  • Fish shapes cut from coloured card
  • Green tissue paper strips
  • PVA glue

Paper Plate Aquarium - Little Hearts, Big Love

Jessica started by spreading glue across the bottom half of the plate and then sprinkling puffed rice cereal all over the glue and shaking off the excess.… Read more

Papery Peep – February

February’s papery challenge for #BringBackPaper over at The Reading Residence was a stationery swap – packaging up some papery goodness and swapping with someone else. I loved my gorgeous bundle from Jocelyn at the Reading Residence and have already been putting some of the items to good use sending out some snail mail.… Read more

The Friday Focus – 13/02/15

This week has been all about raising awareness of CHDs for heart week and nearly all of my blog posts this week have been focused on this. It’s also a week where I’ve been a little more anxious over Jessica as she has seemed very out-of-sorts and tired this week. Chances are that it is just due to her completing her first half-term at preschool and it has all caught up with her but fatigue is also a possible sign that her heart is struggling to cope with her current circulation.… Read more

The Friday Focus – 06/02/15

I’ve been flying solo this week as hubby has been away working on an event all week. On the whole, it’s not been too bad though apart from having one night with Jessica being sick all over my bed which of course coincided with Sophie waking up and crying for Mummy – that was quite a fun juggling act all round!… Read more