Thursday, 30 October 2014

Show & Tell: Do you want to build a Snowman?

Happy last Thursday of October!

Show & Tell Thursday's

Wouldn't you want to build a snowman or ride your bike around the hall in one of these pretties? We love love Lisa's take on Princess Anna's cape.

Of course, it could easily look like an Elsa cape too... just change up the colours and whala!

The ribbon, the pom-poms, the frogs... so pretty and fun all at the same time.

The pattern is clear and simple - really we had no trouble other than keeping those pom-poms out of the way! And the results are awesome! The girls adore them and will most days come home from school, get changed and put their cape's on... A very definite hit!

If you'd like to make an Anna inspired cape, head to the Big Little Shop!  Until the end of October you can get 15% off too - just use the code ANNAL15 at checkout.

So what delights have you been working on?  Getting your Christmas craft on?
Do tell, do share!
Have a happy Thursday!
L xx

PS:  We found the frogs at Ike's Emporium in Henderson (Auckland).  

Show & Tell Thursday's

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


A:      We came home with bunches of flowers after a lovely visit at friends. You got straight down to creating your fairy garden with little bits of leaves, flowers, marbles, sticks and raisins for food. It was wonderful watching you go about creating this space for your flower fairies. You are a very creative and visual girl. After a quick trip to spotlight with me, your mind started going places and you needed information on fabric design. The minute we got home you created a little book for yourself, titled: My Fabric Designs. You're going to design it and I'm going to make it... that's your plan :)

H:    Once A started with the gardens, you all got involved - picking daisies from the lawn for your fairy garden. You are really into sitting down and writing down words. You love sounding them out and figuring out how to spell and write them - random words, just for fun! And you love doing tums (sums). Such a joy :)

L:    My little lion. Also picking flowers for your fairy garden. This week you have gone dry throughout the night and couldn't be more proud! You are loving being a big girl and delight in telling all of us every morning about the nights achievements. Your enthusiasm is infectious!

L xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity

Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Show & Tell: A bit of bunting

Happy Thursday!

Show & Tell Thursday's

Heading out the door to a yarn group a few weeks ago, I had nothing on the hook to work on while there. I have been meaning to crochet some bunting for a friend's bike basket for months now and it just never seems to happen. I remembered as I ran out the door, looked up the pattern and got started!  Funny how these things happen!

I really liked how it came together and it was a fun, satisfying project. And blocking it made a tremendous difference to the look and form.

Maybe one day I'll be able to add some flowers too - I love a yarn-bombed bike! Not that this is for me of course but you know :)

What bombing have you done that brightened your day?
Looking forward to seeing what you guys have been up to.
L xx

Show & Tell Thursday's

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


A:     You are such a wonderful big sister and big girl. So caring, so gentle, so motherly. You've always been like this. Being a big emotional girl who wears her heart on her sleeve can be hard at times, but seriously, the way you care about everyone and everything so affectionately makes me all gooey inside xx

L:    Being the little sister suits you well. You can wind everyone around your little finger and love love the attention you get from your big sisters. You are pretty adorable though, so it's not a hard sell giving in to that little face xx

H:    Playing badminton with the neighbours - like everything else you do, you were serious about trying your best and getting the hang of it. It was hilarious to watch and I had to race out to snap some pics of the moment. You are a great big and little sister to the other two. Being in your position in the family and having your mindset makes you a wonderful team-player and leader - knowing and instinctively taking on the right roles and positions depending on the situation. Such a joy to us all xx

Joining in with Jodi @ Practising Simplicity

Friday, 17 October 2014

I make the moves up as I go

So girly, so pop - but the girls and I just cant get enough of it!

Have a fun weekend!
L xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Show & Tell: Paper Plus

Why hello again!
Show & Tell Thursday's

So what have you been up to lovelies? Well here there's a bit happening, but also somehow not much can be shown for it! Anyways, hubby's grandmother had a birthday not so long ago and we wracked our brains thinking of good gift ideas.

Then of course, as is the usual way, I had a thought just as I was falling asleep - a set of handmade cards! I pulled out my scrapbook papers, stamps, embossing tools and got cracking - the next day of course ;)

They were simple but fun to make. And then I decided why not make the envelopes too? So I drew up a template and folded an evening away.

The trouble with a handmade envelope is there are no licky-sticky sides... aha! Some pretty washi tape will go with this nicely!

I had thoughts of making a wee box to present them in, some wee stickers to add, a nice pen... seriously... one could do quite alot with this idea! But we kept it simple and it was well received so yay!

What nifty gifty ideas do you have that you can share with us?
Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!
L xx

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