Saturday, 26 February 2011

giveaway winners

Cyan picked the Alice winner out of the Mad Hatter’s
top hat.. and the winner is.. Becca!

Oliver picked the Dinosaur winner out of the hat.. and the winner is.. Christy!

This giveaway was a small intimate affair in the end, I didn’t really promote the giveaway because I was doing it to celebrate my blog anniversary, rather than to build followers! So I am very happy that our winners are two of my blog friends who I have been lucky enough to make contact with in the last year – thanks to blogging!

Congratulations ladies, I will be in touch soon!

Oh, and it’s one year today – Happy Birthday Blog!

Friday, 25 February 2011

wizard play.. cloaks, wands and spells

Harry Potter is the new favourite in our house, the kids watched a couple of the films recently and have been running around playing wizards ever since!

They were off school on half term break this week so I offered to make them black cloaks to enhance their play, they love to dress up! I also suggested they decorate a couple of chopsticks for their wands, and made up a couple of blank ‘spell books’ for them to fill with their own spells..

The cloaks were made from two squares of the black fabric I used for Oli’s pirate dalek party flags last year – I had a lot left over!

I used the full fabric width, so just two hems needed, top and bottom, with a wider hem at the top to make a collar. I then ran the top through my sewing machine on the longest stitch and pulled the threads to gather it.

They each picked out a button from my stash, to fasten the cloaks. It only took me a couple of hours to make them, a quick and easy sewing project!

They decorated their chopstick wands with marker pens, metallic paint and glitter glue! The spell books I made by folding white printer paper in half with a black card cover. The kids then busied themselves coming up with their own spells..

A few spells from Oliver (7):

How to make a storm come
to make a storm come you need to mix 8 newt tails 1 fang of a cobra 8 great white shark fins or if you are scared you might lose your fingers then just 5.

How to turn parrots into dragons

Spell to Defeat dragons
Any spell you want as long as it fires the flames or the dragon away from you.

How to turn yourself into a dragon
to turn yourself into a dragon you have to drink something very special it is called the dragon personaliser and before you drink it you say how long you want it to last.

Some spells from Cyan (5):

how to electricute wizards (wizzs!)

how to make a lots of rain come down

how to make people little

how to turn parrots into dragons

They really cracked me up with some of their spell descriptions! and they have had so much fun playing wizards this week!

I’m going to get these two little wizards to work their magic tomorrow morning by picking my giveaway winners out of a hat! Last chance to enter, comments left on the giveaway post before we do the draw tomorrow morning will be in the draw!

treasury....tea party at three

My Alice in Wonderland invitations are featured in another beautiful Etsy treasury today.. so wonderful, tea and cookies anyone?

‘tea party at three’ by StoneSavvyJewelry

Long sleeve Layer L...

10 alice in wonderl...

oldE circle clock

3 Blue Melmac Cups


White Scroll Chairs...

Frozen Drops froste...

Spot of Tea Govna

Spring Bolero for W...

Footed Coffee or Te...

Eloise and Ramona r...

Silk aqua blue copp...

Lavender Almond Sug...

Lace Leaf And Cryst...

Cake Stand Dessert ...

Romantic Baby Blue ...

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

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