• Book Covers
    children's books

    Children’s Books

    Here are details of my children’s books and where you can buy them: The Girl Who Dreamed of Sleep teaches children about healthy sleep habits. Sophia is tired. She can’t concentrate, she’s clumsy and the only way she can stay awake is with lots of sugary foods. One day she decides to go for a walk and meets lots of animals who have suggestions on how she can improve her sleeping habits…but can she really get a good night’s sleep. Order at amazon today! The Boy Who Dreamed of Sleep teaches children about healthy sleep habits. It is the same story as The Girl Who Dreamed of Sleep with a…

  • Rope rainbow hairclip hanger
    crafting,  upcycling

    Rope Rainbow Hair Clip Storage

    After seeing a hair clip rainbow from the fantastic Nerdy Knits, I wanted to have a go at making something for my little one’s growing collection of hair clips and hair bands. After a lengthy discussion involving mermaids and unicorns, we landed on a rainbow hair clip storage solution. You will need: Macrame rope (I used 10mm thick) Wool in your choice of colours Ribbon for hanging Fabric Button Needle and thread Hot glue gun (or use the needle and thread to attach) I used the same method to make the rainbow as in my Rope Rainbow post, except I used three lengths and cut the rope long so there…

  • climbing wall
    crafting

    Climbing Wall

    Last Christmas, during yet another lockdown, we wanted to do something special for the kids. I had a crazy idea that we could build a DIY climbing wall in an unused alcove. It was a few days of work but well worth it as the kids love it, so here’s how we did it. You will need: CLS Timber for the studwork (we used 38x63x2400mm) 18mm softwood structural plywood for the walls (we bought 2 large sheets and cut to size) Wall bolts M10 x 50mm (we used BP Fischer FWB wallbolts) – 4 per upright stud 50mm decking screws – 8 per upright stud strong drill with masonry bit…