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Stick loom weaving
This has been a project I've been meaning to do for the past few summers on the beach, but have just never got around to doing. Here is a great step-by-step guide. All we needed was a grey day to curl up together and get out our basket of wool. Last week we woke up to cloudy, ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
The Perfect Summer Craft: Paper Windmill!
Did you ever make paper windmills when you were a kid? We made them in kindergarten and it was one of my favorite crafts. I can still vividly remember how much fun I had running around with them and blowing at them later. I passed a store that sells them the other day and instead ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
DIY: Seashell Mobiles
Happy Monday everyone! We're back to regular posting this week. Thank you for all your sweet comments last week and for bearing with us while we enjoyed a blogging break. The kids and I spent the week (hardly getting out of pyjamas!) in our little beach house on Bainbridge Island. We went for long beach walks, ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Needle (or dry) felting
My kids (and I) have a new hobby: needle (dry) felting. We really love it! It's incredibly easy to do, and so fun. Relaxing too -- the rhythmic movement of poking the needle in the wool is actually really nice. For needle felting you need just a few supplies: a sponge (a simple kitchen sponge works fine), some ...
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Painting sand dollars
We've been spending our final days of summer holiday at our little beach house on Bainbridge Island. The weather has cooled down in the past week and the days have become noticeably shorter.  Autumn is definitely in the air! A couple days ago when the weather was cloudy and the kids were feeling a bit stir ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Little crochet money purses
I always like to keep my hands busy during long car journeys, so I've started knitting and crocheting while my husband drives the way to our holiday destination. On the way to France last month, I started a (doll size) granny square blanket, which was really fun! During our stay, there were a a few nights where we kept our children ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Painting rocks!
We've been staying at my family's beach house on Bainbridge Island this week, where the water is cold and the beaches are rocky. The kids are in heaven! We have all spent the past few days collecting rocks on our beach walks, and today, while Marlow napped, we sat down in the shade to paint them. ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Make your own Dreamcatchers
This past weekend my sister and I sat down to make dreamcatchers. It's a project that both of us have wanted to do for the past few years, and I'm so happy we finally got the chance to do it together. We had so much fun! (I think we're both a little bit obsessed now ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Tie-dye!
I totally remember tie-dying as a child -- it was such fashion back then, and I remember how fun and exciting it was. You never really knew what the results were going to be like! So I picked up a packet of fabric dye from the local drugstore (there wasn't much choice -- I used ...
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FOOD
The Best Cocktail
I have a huge soft spot for home mixed cocktails, I mean HUGE! My favourite party trick is being able to mix up something delicious to get the party started. After that, it does not really matter if the stereo breaks down or if there are not enough canapés -- a good cocktail can make ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Shell Necklaces
We have made it to Ireland and back! Holidays in Northern Europe do mean un-spoilt empty beaches and spectacular scenery. They also mean a lot of rain and the need for creative parents to keep the younger family members occupied. A classic rainy holiday activity: shell-necklace making. I think these have been made by every ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Summer Paints
My daughter's first request when she walks in from her days at pre-school are invariably "May I have a popsicle?" or "May I paint in the backyard?" I can easily distract her first request with a plum or some other lovely summer fruit, but I can rarely stave off her desire to paint (some days ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
DIY: paint with bubbles
I have always wanted to do bubble art, since I saw it here.  It is a perfect DIY for this time of the year, it could even be a lot of fun to do outside. We tried last week and it turned out to be such a nice and simple project. With really easy to find ...
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BEAUTY & CARE
DIY summer necklaces
Last week on the beach, my kids and I spent quite a while looking for shells (I don't know who enjoyed it more, the kids or I -- it's just so relaxing!!). And yesterday we made some fun, summery necklaces out of them. Look for the shells with a little hole in them, and use ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Customise your own Summer Hats
We have a bit of a hat obsession in our house -- an obsession which I encourage during these hot, sunny summer months. As the Australians say: Slip, Slop and Slap -- slip on a shirt, slop on some suntan lotion and slap on a hat (do correct me if I have got that one ...
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