Monday, January 31, 2011

Entertainment Unit to Play Kitchen by Sutton Grace


























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Follow these step by step instructions to make your little ones an awesome play kitchen!  Find the tutorial here

Friday, January 28, 2011

Peppermint Lip Balm by SouleMama

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What can I say?  Make lip balm for yourself or as a gift with these easy instructions from SouleMama

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sleepover Pillowcase by A Lemony Squeezy Home

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A very handy idea for families with kids of all ages...this tutorial is very easy to follow, with loads of photos to help you along the way!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DIY Starburst Mirror by Under The Table and Dreaming

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Stephanie Lynn has some amazing crafts you can try on her blog Under The Table and Dreaming - who would have thought with a pack of skewers, a glue gun and a mirror you could create one of these.  Find the how to here

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paper Cutting Templates by Scherenschnitte

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Love silhouettes but want to extend yourself beyond your child's profile?  Scherenschnitte has a number of free cutting templates for both adults and children.  Find them here

Friday, January 21, 2011

Free Party Invitations by Kids Party Invites

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Kids Party Invites is a free resource provided by Simone (of Greatfunkids) for planning the best children's parties.  From trains to dinosaurs to fairies to pool parties, there really is something for everyone.  While you're there print out the party planning list so you know on the day you'll be completely organised.  
Find the invites here and the planner here

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Tips and Tricks by Greatfun4kids

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I love Simone's blogging tips and her latest post doesn't disappoint.  She will walk you through photo frames and collages, blog buttons, and new blogger features like fancy fonts and backgrounds.  Want to know more?  Find it here

How to disable right click on your blog by Design it Chic

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Worried about others stealing your 'stuff'?  Disabling the right click function should offer a little more protection.  Find the how to here

Sunday, January 16, 2011

No-Sew Ribbon Mobile by Prudent Baby

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Baby Shower to attend and not sure what to give?  Make them a Ribbon Mobile - no sewing involved!
Find the how to here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Resolutions Poster by Li'l Magoolie

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Talented and generous - Maddie has designed this wonderful printout just for you
My favourite resolution: Don't forget to breathe
Get your resolution poster here

Happy Birthday Renee!


Wishing you a wonderful year full of happiness.

Fabric Tape by Vintage Mum, Modern Child

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A great idea to help use up those scraps of fabric and to save some $$'s on expensive designer tape! Check it out here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Animal Sewing Cards by Just Something I Made

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Lacing activities are great for young hands and are a good introduction to sewing.  You can print these out for free!  Find them here

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Self-binding Blanket by Piece N Quilt

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This is a tried, tested and loved tutorial for me. Self-binding is easy, but very effective for many different projects - go here for an easy-to-follow tutorial.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Capsule Cover by Make it Do

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I recently made this capsule cover for a friend expecting a bub in February. It was amazingly easy and I just loved the finished product. Check out the tutorial here.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

DIY Scratch Off Lottery Ticket by ArtMind

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I love this idea! An easy tutorial to make your own scratch off lottery tickets...a fantastic idea for kids' parties, or even adults'!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to Turn a PowerPoint Presentation into JPG Images by 1st Floor Flat

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I have a lot of time for the lovely Susie Jefferson - she has been an absolute star and huge help with all of the customising I have done on my personal blog! She is always happy to answer questions and is so giving with all of her information and tutorials. Go here for her blog on all things computery and bloggy. And here is her latest tutorial on converting a PowerPoint presentation into JPG so you can display it on your blog.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Choosing Age Appropriate Books by Better Children's Books

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Choosing books for children can sometimes be a little daunting.  Better Children's Books has a few key tips for choosing the best books for your child.  Find them here

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Beeswax Crayons by Honey Stick Crayons

Honey Sticks are New Zealand Made with local beeswax and non-toxic pigments.  Their chunky design makes them perfect for smaller hands (and more difficult for the older ones to break!) and they have that wonderful scent of honey.  There are numerous retailers including Iko Iko in Wellington, Nature Baby in Grey Lynn, The Vault (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) and online stores such as Baby Baby

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cheeky Monkey Parenting Forum and Store


Cheeky Monkey is a New Zealand parenting forum run by parents who all have one thing in common - the need for a place to seek advice from other parents.  It is a wonderful supportive community where you can brag away or even have a bit of a rant.  Find it here

While you're there check out the Cheeky Monkey Store stocked with products from small New Zealand businesses and WAHMs.  Find the store here

Monday, January 3, 2011

15 Great New Year's Resolutions by All Women Stalk




















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Each year millions of us make New Year's Resolutions.  Sometimes they just don't work out but this year I'll be borrowing a few things from Jennifer's list including getting more sleep, eating more healthily and setting aside 'me' time.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

make your own silhouette picture by the anderson crew

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I've seen quite a few different tutorials for making silhouette pictures but I think this one has to be the easiest and it doesn't require the use of a printer.  Find it here