Teach a toddler to sew…

There’s probably an Early Years list of all the things a four year old should be able to do…In fact there is and I haven’t read it. But if I was in charge of writing such things, I think this would be on it…It’s a pre-cursor to tying your shoelaces and really works on the fine motor skills. Plus it requires concentration which is never a bad thing! This is a cheaper version of the precut threading cards you can buy…My next experiment is to cut out random photo’s from magazines, back them onto card and get Sam to thread away…A … Continue reading Teach a toddler to sew…

Supermarket sweep…

A techy-crafty make this week, in time for a toddler’s birthday! I decided to make shopping list cards for Sam’s little mate because she has the IKEA kitchen and a stack of plushie food to go with it. I figured these could also be used when in a real supermarket to keep the little dudes quiet for 10 seconds longer than the 10 seconds they usually last before making embarrassing comments about other shoppers…”Why is that man fat mummy?”…”That lady has wrinkles, she must be super old”…That sort of thing. First I photographed the food individually on a bright window … Continue reading Supermarket sweep…

On the fifth day of Christmas she started getting her act together…

Cards using stitchery photos -try printed.com Bloody hell I’m running out of time! Having spent most of my maternity leave eating homemade mince pies and musing about Christmas I reach this point where I realise that I’ve done nothing actually productive to make this whole shebang happen… That’s not strictly true, as I have got some cards printed, made some nice lookin’ embroideries as decorations and thought about presents…but still… Things I have thus-far learnt:1. A large well-known toy warehouse (ahem!) is in fact a temple to plastic and ferbies, which if you make it to the pink section in … Continue reading On the fifth day of Christmas she started getting her act together…