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DIY Little Girl Dolly Tutorial!!

 I was recently told by a 4 year old friend of mine that the dolly I made her was falling apart. It was the first doll I had ever made and she’s become a bit tattered and torn over the years. But to be honest, I was pretty surprised (and proud!) that she had lasted this long!

Ava came across Poppy (the dolly) and was so enamoured with her that I thought I’d make one for her too, and perhaps my sewing skills have improved in the past few years and she won't fall apart any time soon…we’ll see!!

So, in case you didn’t already know, my husband is a super talented published illustrator, and has recently been published as an author/illustrator too! I know, right?! So cool! A few months ago, Heath released his second written-as well-as-illustrated picturebook called “I Wanna Be A Pretty Princess’ and it’s amazing.

How to make a Reward Board for your Music Classroom!

As some of you may know, I made a massive change this year and decided to take a years unpaid leave from the school I've been working at for the past 5 years and decided to give Primary Music teaching a shot! This change for me was rather extreme, I mean, I had no idea what primary kids were learning, what standard  or level primary children are at, what curriculum to follow….let alone the important things like how to make my room pretty! 

A Teepee for Ava

One of the best things about being a teacher is school holidays. 

Before Ava came along, I used to look forward to the sleep-ins, days on the couch in front of the telly in my jammies and endless hours of shopping and coffee catch ups. I may not get sleep-ins, but I certainly get to hang about in my jammies, not bother putting on any make-up or do my hair, and the endless hours of TV have been replaced with Giggle and Hoot and Peppa Pig. Holidays certainly aren't what they used to be anymore, but I am so grateful for the extra time that I get to spend with my little Miss, allowing me to feel like a stay-at-home Mummy again. 

A refashioned dress skirt

I know, it's been forever. Going from a full-time-stay-at-home Mum to a working Mummy has really taken it's toll on me! Sure, it's only 3 days a week but it seems that my creative time has really taken a backseat in the list of my priorities at the moment. Oh well!
I've been doing my best to get back into the swing of things, and recent school holidays and a patient and supportive husband has made that possible for me and I can honestly say that I'm finally feeling a bit more like myself again, which is lovely.

Lined Bookshelf Tutorial

How easy is this! I think the pictures tell a lot of the story here.

This is Ava's new Hemnes bookshelf from Ikea and I thought I'd give it a bit of a facelift. So effective and SO easy!

...Kaleidoscope Quilt Tutorial!

I seem to be on a run of finishing all of those projects that I began a few months ago and failed to complete due to my craft crash that occurred a few months ago.

This quilt was the only thing that kept me going for awhile, I kinda gave up everything else but I was fascinated to see what would come of this pile of colours...

Little Girl's Apron Dress

This is an adorable little pattern I stumbled across on when looking for a girls pinafore. It's a little apron dress that can be made reversible, PLUS it can become a top as your little one grows bigger and bigger! How adorably convenient!  

This is how it looks at the back. I'm yet to try it with a top underneath yet, but I'm sure it would look cute over a long sleeved top or little tee! 

This top allows a lot of movement for little ones on the go, and could be worn throughout the year-all depending on what you match it with!

I'm planning on making a few more in different colours!

Find the pattern here and enjoy making one for yourself xox

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