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Christmas Crafts: Washi Tape Christmas Cards with Profissimo

A while back I entered a draw to win a hamper of the newly launched Profissimo craft supplies for the purpose of coming up with some clever ways to use them for Christmas wrapping.  In this post and one later in the week I’ll be showing you the ideas I came up with and how… Continue reading Christmas Crafts: Washi Tape Christmas Cards with Profissimo

Allgemein · Parenting

14 Down, 26 To Go

Christmas is coming. Where has the time gone? Seriously. We’re into December now. How did that happen? The days are filling up with activities, invitations and commmitments. The days that aren’t planned for fetes, markets, cake sales, pre-Christmas meetups or work trips have been allocated, by default, to planning, shopping and organising so that something… Continue reading 14 Down, 26 To Go

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Christmas Crafts: Pine Cone Decorations For Children

Last year our kindergarten made these cute little pine cone angels and Christmas trees with the children and hung them in the windows. The are so simple that toddlers can make them. Plus they are fun to decorate. You will need: Pine cones (obviously!) Paint Beads Glue Glitter in silver, gold or red Ribbon or… Continue reading Christmas Crafts: Pine Cone Decorations For Children

Christmas · Parenting

Adding A Little Je Ne Sais Quoi To Your Home

Languages play a big role in our family life. It is largely due to circumstance – we’re an Irish-German marriage – but partly due to interest. I was brought up by parents who adore France and all things French. When I was small my mother would often say “Oui mon ange” instead of a plain… Continue reading Adding A Little Je Ne Sais Quoi To Your Home

Chairs · craft · Upholstery

Re-upholstering A Dining Room Chair – A Tutorial

Chair – a word that sends a shudder down the spine of my long-suffering husband, The Bavarian. With my renovation habit focusing heavily on chairs, he has more of less become conditioned to shouting “No. We are not taking it” whenever I look in the direction of a chair at a flea market, second hand shop or… Continue reading Re-upholstering A Dining Room Chair – A Tutorial