Easy no-sew fish costume: Just So Festival 2017

Following on from my face paint idea for the Fish tribe at the Just So Festival this year, I’m handing over to Victoria, my brilliant festival friend, and all-round costume queen. Victoria has come up with some fantastically easy no-sew costume ideas for all the tribes, and here she’ll share how to make a shimmering fish mask… If it sparkles, glitters and shines, it’s fishy enough for Just So! The disco divas of the sea, ideas are inspired by bubble wrap tendrils, sequin fabric mermaid tails, fishing nets and seashells. Go on make a splash! To make this fishy sea creature…

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Canopy & Stars: Family-friendly shepherd’s hut at Wriggly Tin

A week ago we were enjoying a much-needed family break in the Boundary shepherd’s hut at Wriggly Tin with Canopy & Stars. The weather was unexpectedly glorious, and it felt like ages since we’d had a chance to hang out just the four of us, so it was the perfect trip. Wandering back to our hut, dandelion seeds blowing in the sunshine, with the twins running through the long grass and flowers to greet me, or watching the twins walking off to the toilet hut hand-in-hand (this hardly ever happens these days) – the weekend was just full of the kind of…

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16 imaginative gifts for creative kids

Today I’m handing over to my lovely friend Victoria (follow her on IG @justordinaryfolk, and she’ll hopefully have an awesome new blog up and running in the new year), because I know she’s full of absolutely brilliant ideas for imaginative gifts for creative kids that will stand the test of time. Victoria has four gorgeous children, ranging in age from eight (nearly) to one, so she knows what works and what doesn’t in terms of keeping kids happy and entertained. She’s also very creative herself, and she finds great ways to engage and encourage her kids’ imaginations. I’m kicking myself for being…

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DIY shutters from The Shutter Store

I’ll let you into a little secret. I loathe and detest the windows and patio doors in our house. If we had the money, I wouldn’t think twice – I’d change them all in a heartbeat. The UPVC white frames with their faux Georgian strips bother me every time I glance out of the window. So when The Shutter Store got in touch to see if I’d like to review a set of shutters, I almost snapped their hand off. My only hesitation was ‘which window?’ I was worried it would look really odd just doing one window in isolation,…

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The floors are finished

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