It has been a pretty massive 10 days in the Planning With Kids household. I am certainly not complaining as on the whole it has been super exciting as well. It has just meant that my regular posting schedule sort of went out the window! But I am back on track now and normalcy should […]

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Make Your Own Coasters Collage

My girlfriend Cath found this idea to make our own coasters in the adorable Frankie magazine. The creative source was none other than the lovely Pip from Meet Me At Mikes. (Do you know that Pip has a new book coming out? You can pre-order Sew La Tea Do now from Readings and they will […]

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Easy DIY Chalkboard ideas

This is the second handmade Christmas Gift I have made with the kids for Christmas 2010. The first one was a simple softie. If you are looking for more inspiration check out my posts with other ideas on Handmade Christmas Gifts. Earlier this year for the school fair craft stall, I made some simple chalkboards […]

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Simple Softies for the whole family

This week we finally had time to make something from the very gorgeous book Simple Softies For The Whole Family. This is the third book in the series, first was Softies and then there was More Softies. My aim for this project was to let my daughter make the softie herself from start to finish, […]

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How gorgeous are these self cover button snap clips? And the great thing is not only are they gorgeous but incredibly easy to make! Now if you have been reading this blog for even a small while, you will now that I am very fond of self cover buttons. So I felt particularly lucky when […]

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Sew Darn Cute is an inspirational craft handbook from Jenny Ryan. The book contains 30 projects to sew and embellish, each of which is beautifully photographed and has step-by-step instructions to follow. I love the philosophy behind the book, which Jenny states in her introduction: “There is no right or wrong way to approach sewing. […]

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