Thursday, 27 September 2012

10 Fun Fall Craft Ideas for your toddler



I was looking around for some fun crafts for my girls and I found so many that I thought I should make a list of what I liked here too, for all of you to enjoy .
So here you go  10 Fun Fall Craft Ideas for your toddler,  to enjoy and learn bout Fall!

 
 


 
 
 
 
Owls made with a folded paper plate! Love how easy this is, you could let them decorate with feathers too.
 
The Artful Parent



 
 

Kleas
 

All Kids Network

 

Pikadillycharm
Thr Artful Parent

Leaf Drawing and Doodling with Metallic Sharpies .
 
All Kids Network


 
Walking by the way




 
Made


 
Rokabye Butterfly


Thank you for reading!
I hope you have lots and lots of fun with your little ones this Fall!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WIWW- in Nottingham

 
Saturday we went to visit Nottingham...and Ikea:) I looove Ikea,I could live there...well you can...they have small flats everywhere !
 
The city was beautiful,
beautiful  weather,
 (the key ingredient to a good day in England),
we had a really nice time with family and friends!


Shirt - Gap
Leather Skirt - H&M (on sale! in love with it!!)
Boots - RedLips (old)



 
 




 In love with this shop...that I can't remember the name of!!









 
 
Linking up with the lovely Lindsey from the Pleated Poppy for her weekly WIWW .
Click here to know more.
Have a great rest of the week!
 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Embrace the camera 13/09/2012

 
I love taking family pictures !  Can you tell?:)
I've been praying for a family since I can remember, now,
by God's grace I have been blessed with one.
So I am celebrating it!
 
I love taking pictures using natural light,I don't have a fancy camera and I'm not a pro, but what I do know is that the best pictures come out when you use natural light.
So to the park we went with some friends and some soap bubbles!
 
 
I am linking up again this week with the lovely Emily from The Anderson Crew for her weekly Embrace the camera link-up.
Come and join me,and make some beautiful memories with your loved ones. 
 
Click here to learn more.
 
 
 

 
 

 
 




 
Thank you for reading!
Have a lovely rest of the week!
 
 
 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Craft foam paper + Contact Paper = Endless teaching possibilities

My husband and I try to be intentional about living out our faith for our girls to see, so we can teach them to know and love the Lord and live their life for Him.
 I have been thinking of some new and fun way to teach them about God's creation.
They love their books but I think something practical for them to do and play with would be more fun and interesting.
 
And I came up with this:
 
 

 
 
All I used cost me £1.60.
That would be around 3$.
 
I have found a big stash of colourful craft foam paper at a Car Boot Sale,and got it for £1!!
Finding craft supplies at a Car Boot Sale is like finding gold to me !
And a small roll of Contact Paper- 60p. ( you can find it at Wilkinsons)
 
 
 

 
You can teach them about seasons, how to tell time, write their name, numbers and so on, using just these two craft supplies and a pair of scissors. It is extra fun sticking all of those fun colourful shapes to the window. It makes a great sensory play for babies too and keeps your toddler busy too.
 
I used play dough animal shape cutters (cookie cutter) to outline the shape of the animals and I just cut out the other shapes, like trees, the sun and moon .
 
 
 
 
 
I tried to make  them as detailed as I could, to make the girls feel excited about playing with them and listen to the story.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I know the contact paper looks white in the pictures but it is actually clear in real life.
That is why we used our living room glass door to stick it and not a wall ,it looked prettier this way with the sunlight coming through.
 
 

 
They love it.
It is still up  on our living room door/window.
 
Happy crafting!:)
 
 
 
Deuteronomy 6:1-9
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
 
 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Our Fall Bucket list !

 
This is our family Fall bucket list.
We wrote down fun things, for us to do as a family,
 to enjoy to the full the beauty of this season!
I'm planning to do a bucket list for each season!
I love making lists!
:)
I'm so excited about this one!
Maybe this way we get to do the things that we are planning, now that we have them in a list and in plain site!
 
 
 
 

 
Go on!
Make your own family bucket list and enjoy Fall!
 
PS- I made it using Picmonkey.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Embrace the camera 06/09/2012

 

If you are new here, here is more about Embrace the camera:

The lovely Emily over at The Anderson Crew had this great idea of turning the camera around on you(me).
 
I started this blog to record in some way our life, my girls life so that they will know how much they were/are loved and how big of a blessing they are to us, they make us complete...

and usually I am the one behind the camera taken the pictures...but I'm not in them that much...

and as sad as it may be ,

one day, we won't be around...

do we really just want to be a distant memory?

Pictures are a way to remind our loved ones of what we once were regardless of how we look ,

they will treasure those photos one day! It doesn't need to be with a good camera. It just needs to be you, with your kids, husband, or someone else who may be near and dear to your heart.



So Emily is hosting Embrace the camera every Thursday were you can link up !


 
Lets make some beautiful memories!
 
I have Hannah with me embracing the camera!
She is growing so fast!She amazes us every day on how bright she is!
She is also the clown of the house!
 
:)
 
 
 

 
 
In love with Bradgate Park(we are park people, if you couldn't tell).

The park is home to herds of red deer and fallow deer .
It's so beautiful and peaceful .
 






PS - Yes I got bangs!:)What do you think?Yay or nay?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Fall. In Love.

In love with fall! Love everything about it!
The crisp air, the beautiful gold, brown-red colours of the falling leafs, sweaters,scarfs, boots and jeans and hot chocolate, pumpkin pie  and my favourite, flushed baby cheeks!
 
My birthday is on October too!
;)
 
I have been looking for some outfits inspiration for this season on Pinterest, and I thought I should share...it is nice to share:)
 
So here you go, be inspired! Even if in some places like US it is still  30 C, it starts to look like fall in UK (and blog land) or I should say Autumn.:)
 
 
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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Simple Kids Craft - Toilet paper roll Rapunzel craft

Hey there,how is you weekend going so far?
Mine is not that great, I have both my  girls feeling poorly...
 * sad face*
We've been crafting & recycling too, to make them feel better, here is our fun craft:
 
 
 
It is very easy to do and Emma loved it!
 Hannah destroyed the evil witch in 3 sec and got  black sharpie all over her shirt....so...yhea!
Don't worry,  mummy made it all better with the magic Glue Gun!
You can totally make it a boy craft too, just have a dragoon  or a monster instead of Rapunzel and use boy colors..I don't really know..I have girly girls.
 
 
 
 
 
Cut around the top part of your toilet paper roll to look like a castle tower, cut out a window and just trace around it with a sharpie to make it look more "real".
Let your kids decorate it as they wish.
For the puppets I used a craft stick (you can use a wooden stick or a pencil) and glued on a face and dress made from coloured foam (you can use coloured card board) I just used what I had.
 
 
 
 
See?It worked...happy girl!
 
 
I loved hearing her tell stories in her little voice, while she played.
*happy face*
 
 
Happy Crafting!