Thursday, 29 November 2012

Dress Up Dolls


Christmas is almost here, I am so excited!  I have already shared with you the Princess and the Pea play set that I am making for my youngest - well it's almost finished.  So I turned my thoughts to what to give my eldest daughter.  I found this idea on pinterest (I love that site) I am tweaking it slightly but very excited about it.

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Using these gorgeous free prinatbles I will be making a traditional paper doll but with a twist.  I'll be printing them onto magnetic card which you can then cut to size.  Then I'll put them into a tin (I am wondering if they would fit in an Altoids tin) or a tin pencil case.  So my girls will be able to take her dress up dolls where ever she goes.  My eldest is developing quite an eye for vintage style - like her Mummy.  I love clothes from the 40s and 50s but I don't dress my girls in vintage styles as I think its not fair to push your own personal style onto your children but actually My eldest often chooses these styles.  I think this set will be just her thing!

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Steam through your cleaning

Hi, I thought I'd drop by and share with you all a little cleaning tip and some of what I have been up to this week.

My microwave was filthy after a little tomato soup explosion - think there might have been some custard clinging in there too, oh the shame!  Anyway I started scrubbing away at it with a little warm soapy water, it was kind of tough going so I had this idea.  I put half a pint of water in a jug in the microwave & put 5mins on the clock.  My microwave got nice and steamy, the dirt loosened & all wiped off in an instant.  Easy a nice clean fresh microwave with nothing more than soap and water.

As you are probably aware this Sunday is remembrance Sunday.  I decided to knit some poppy's for my girls using this very easy pattern from Bebere.  My 2 year old manages to keep a paper poppy in one piece for about 2 minutes and we've had the stickers previous years but they can only be worn once so this year my girls can be wearing their poppy's with pride all week.

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Now I am off to put the cosy-toes on the pushchair ready for our afternoon trip up to school.  It's very chilly out today, stay warm and have a great week!