Adventures into Upcycling

Last week I was offered two cabinets, one long and one more like a bedside table, from family. Although I didn’t think our little wee house had the room for them I did think I could perhaps do something interesting with them. They were solid pieces of furniture and apparently worth a decent amount if…

Baptism: Summer Decor

There were a number of things I got on with when it came to the Baptism Celebration to make sure everything would look good. We wanted things to be simple, but also playful and colourful; in the end we stuck pretty closely to a design I used for the invitations, from the Facebook event, to…

Baptism: Gown Lessons

One of the traditional pieces of a baptism that I really wanted to keep hold of was Cub’s gown. Historically the gown was meant for both adults and children to symbolise the new start: they would be baptised/bathed naked and then be given brand new white robes. It is now pretty common to see babies…

Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joosse

  9/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 9 books behind… getting there!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would…

The Trouble With Dragons, Debi Gliori

8/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 10 books behind… moving on through!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would…

Meet The Parents, Peter Bently

6/52, 10th Apr 2014, Week 15 (about 9 books behind) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would in anything else. If…

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

Caledonians & Creating Websites

Today I once again put on my creative hat and joined my husband in some web design and development. As I tend to be the more artistic of the couple I put together images and layout whilst Bear codes and adjusts and actually does the hard bit. Our aim: firstly to create a site that…

Nothing Will Change Unless… The Critic Reviews The Lorax

Musical, merry and full of colour the starting scenes were a little bit of a shock despite my adventures into Kid-dom of Alton Towers a few days earlier. The cinema had been littered with remains from the Official Preview, with star Danny DeVito (The Lorax) in attendance, the night before. Filled with copies of the…