Month: May 2017

Tutorial – making a Humbug – Cross Stitch

Tutorial – making a Humbug – Cross Stitch

This design is Just Nan’s Porch Mouse and at the end you will see the corresponding pin that you can buy to go in the same.   This design is so pretty and intricate.  It is also suitable for a humbug. Obviously you need to […]

Have you heard of Qixels?

Have you heard of Qixels?

Qixels are an award winning brand bought to you by Character Options.   The small pixelated Cubes fuse together wth a blast of water.  No heat, no glue no mess.  This allows children to create their own 8bit pixelated world full of fun themes and […]

National Unplugging Day

National Unplugging Day

Sunday 25th June 2017, is the planned date for National Unplugging Day. A day where parents around the UK are being asked to spend time with families and #GoGadgetFree.  This means spending from sun-up to sun-down without any technology.  Kids included.    So what better […]

Something different for Father’s Day Sunday 18th June 2017

Something different for Father’s Day Sunday 18th June 2017

If like me, you struggle to find your Dad a present with a difference for Father’s Day, then why not buy him a …….. Man Cave. I love this new product from Ravensburger. It is part of the My Haven range of jigsaws.  This item […]

A swift end to tears

A swift end to tears

There is nothing worst than a child running and falling over.  The grazes on their knees and hands may not be too bad but their tears and tantrums, due to hurting themselves, are so sad to see. Superdrug have come up with a new exciting […]

Never loose a needle again !

Never loose a needle again !

  As an avid crafter, especially, cross stitch and beadwork, one of the worst things to do is think you have put your needle safe and then find it is missing. Then follows the frantic search to find the needle so it does not get […]

Super Geek Heroes

Super Geek Heroes

Getting children to learn, especially in the early years, is really important. But this needs to be done in a fun and interesting way, so that the foundation bricks for their further education, are kept in place. What a better way than with the fantastic […]

Tutorial – A Needlekeep – My Version

Tutorial – A Needlekeep – My Version

The exchange I will be running on Cross Stitch Friends in the UK for July will be a Needlekeep. This is my version of how I make mine.   Its very simple. You need :- Your stitched Piece.   As you can see I have […]

Welcome to the world of Education Quizzes

Welcome to the world of Education Quizzes

Having worked in Mainstream Secondary schools for over 20 years, I personally know how hard it is to keep children focussed and enjoying their work, especially when it is close to exam times or test times.  In the age of Modern Technology they just want […]

Supporting a child with Autism

Supporting a child with Autism

Throughout my time in Mainstream Education, I worked with several children who had Dyspraxia.  For an Ofsted Visit we were due I created some How to help leaflets for various SEN barriers that children may have.  This is about how to support a child with […]

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