Beach Towel with Pillow

Christmas and New Year celebrations are over and the new school year has begun, I hope you all had a safe and happy time with family and friends!

Nearly two years ago I saw this idea for a beach towel with pillow and saved it as a great gift idea. Finally I had the opportunity to make some! My son had two of my nieces for whom he needed to arrange Kris Kringle presents, and when I suggested these towels for them he was very keen!

beach pillow towels

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Letter From Santa

Do you still have Christmas magic in your house?

At 11 years old, our son may or may not still believe, but we are certainly not going to contribute to any loss of magic in this house! Crackers, our Elf on the Shelf, has been visiting for many Christmasses now and he is still eagerly awaited! The last 2 years we’ve added Tinselling to our Christmas build-up. And we have a great light display which we love looking at, and we hope brings some happiness to our neighbours and other passers by. Our neighbours tell us they love it, anyway…lol.

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Card Making, Part 2

It was my mum’s birthday on the weekend, and as I was considering what to get the lady who has everything (!) I think I came up with a brilliant idea for her! It is very simple, but does require a bit of forward planning. And it’s something that anyone can do 🙂

My son loves drawing. He is very proud of his drawings, and usually scans a copy to give to his grandmother. She has pictures from all the grandchildren stuck up all around the house! So I decided to come up with something using his drawings, that would also be useful. And she often writes and posts cards and letters, so that’s what I made. Continue reading