Craft · Crochet/Knitting · Reviews

Paintbox yarn v-stitch baby blanket

Another week and I’ve got another finished baby blanket to share with you, this one is for beautiful baby Bethany. Back in September I saw a picture from Design Seeds and I loved the colours featured. The colours are so zingy! I had heard of a brand new yarn from Love Knitting, called Paintbox Yarns… Continue reading Paintbox yarn v-stitch baby blanket

Family · Reviews

Rumpelstiltskin at The MAC

Tuesday evening saw a first for our family, our 1st family pantomine/Christmas show and visit to Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC ). We had been invited to attend the press night launch so I wasn’t sure what to expect. On our arrival we were greeted by the friendly box-office staff who directed us towards… Continue reading Rumpelstiltskin at The MAC

Book review · Family · Reviews

What I’ve been reading – Don’t Chew the Royal shoe!

Last week I received a goody bag from the lovely people at Scholastic publishers. One of the books was this one: Don’t Chew the Royal Shoe!  written and illustrated by Kate Leake. One evening before bedtime I read the story to my girls (aged 3 and 6), here’s a brief summary: Anyone who has had a… Continue reading What I’ve been reading – Don’t Chew the Royal shoe!

Book review · Family · Reviews

What I’ve been reading – The Scarecrows’ Wedding

A couple of weeks ago saw the release of The Scarecrows Wedding the latest childrens book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (the creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Tabby McTat to name a few). My girls are such fans of the Donaldson/Scheffler books so that when I saw an advertisement on… Continue reading What I’ve been reading – The Scarecrows’ Wedding