Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Felt Play Box

I found this really great idea on Pinterest (of course)

Something to keep Miss M entertained on the plane or in the car.

So simple.  You need a wipes container, a sheet of felt and you can either make felt shapes/animals etc or do what I did and borrow the 'bits' from a set Matilda already had.  Oh and either a hot glue gun or spray adhesive.

Cut the felt to size, glue to the container, add ribbon around the outside and Ta-da!! Just don't look too closely to the glue work!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween Round Up

A little late but here is our Halloween round up.

Miss Matilda had a few friends around for a little Halloween crafting session.

Nothing too full on, just some paper plate ghosts and pumpkins.

I first started with the paper plate, cutting a circle from the centre.  Keep this and use it to make the ghost. 
Cut out a circle of contact a little larger than the centre plate you cut.  Remove the paper, turn over the plate and pop the contact onto the back. Turn the plate back over and cover the contact centre with the paper (make sure you put the paper shiny side down or the paper will stick to the contact).  Using contact is so much cleaner than glue.
We used orange tissue paper for the pumpkins and cotton balls for the ghost.  Matilda missed out on a contact plate so she had fun with glue instead.
The girls had so much fun making their ghosts and pumpkins but it was over way too quick with one girl dumping everything on her plate!  They enjoyed themselves though and then it was time for snacks.

A little decorating around the house.
I am ok with the spiders if they have smiley faces..no scary Halloween here!
Each little girl received a drink cup to keep. 
The snacks were the best part, if you ignore the smudged pumpkin face (these are fruit jelly cups). 
I love the rice crispie ghosts! 
Halloween can be lots of fun, no scary stuff here and no trick or treating.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

First Blogiversary

It was this time of night 12 months ago when I hit the publish button on my first post and wow what a year.

It was my intention from the beginning to be a sharer rather than a blogger and I'm happy with that.  I really wasn't going to write my deepest thoughts but rather organising tips, party planning ideas, the "look what I found" photos and things I love. 

I said I wasn't looking to be famous but would be happy to have a few readers along the way.  Well I'm blown away by just how many readers ~ I'm still not famous and that's ok :-).  I'm ecstatic to have so many readers interact on the page, sharing their stories and tips.

I've also 'met' some gorgeous bloggers who have given me their support and answered oh so many questions (thanks Kel!).  I was also thrilled to make it to the Top 30 Aussie Mum Bloggers.

The most recent milestone has been the First Blogiversary Giveaway Sponsors coming on board.  Their support and generosity was such a blessing and I so appreciate them.  I was so so happy that my readers got to celebrate my First Blogiversary with their gorgeous gifts.

I'm sure there's more I want to say and no doubt it will come to me after I hit publish (always the way)!  But I do want to say thank you and I look forward to the next 12 months with you.

x Bec