Sunday, 29 March 2015

Folded Book Art

My 7 year old has been designing books and having a go at folded book art at one of her Home Education Art Classes. She really enjoyed this lesson and made a lovely piece of artwork that I have on display at home now! The photo below shows her lovely collage design for the front of the book.

My 12 year old also did some Folded Book Art which she has already blogged about on her own blog. Here is her link and a photo below:

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015 Homeschooling Trip

This week most people in the UK and other parts of the world have been looking forward to the Solar Eclipse. We bought our solar eclipse glasses in advance and arranged to meet with other homeschooling families at the beach to get a good view.

The weather was unfortunately cloudy on the morning of the eclipse (Friday 20th March 2015) but in between the cloud breaks we managed to get some good views of the eclipse. It was a good spot to view this on the beach as the children also had fun playing on the beach and climbing the rocks and looking in the rock pools!

I managed to get a few nice shots of the eclipse and plenty more of the beach too! We found a lovely heart shaped piece of sea glass which was a nice bonus!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Crafts by Kids

My 7 year old has been doing some crafts at her weekly Brownies Club. She loves being able to do crafts when she goes and she received her craft and artist badge recently!  The photograph above shows a lovely card she made recently. Below are some other crafts that she has also made at her Brownies Club.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Tile Crafts

My 7 year old has been doing some crafts involving tiles. She did this at her weekly Brownies Club which she loves.  She used stickers for this particular craft but you could decorate these with paints or sharpie pens. You can get white tiles fairly cheap if you shop around or use any spare tiles you may already have in the home.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stiletto Cake Recipe

stiletto high heel cake

My 7 year old made this cute Stiletto/High Heel Cake and I just had to share it with you.


  • Plain cupcake
  • Wafer
  • Sponge Finger
  • Frosting
  • Cake decorations


Step 1: Place some frosting onto the cake and decorate.
Step 2: Decorate if needed the sponge finger.
Step 3: Place the wafer onto the cake securing a little with the frosting and place the sugar finger underneath to make the Stiletto heel.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Peg Doll Tutorial

My 7 year old daughter went to a holiday club this week and they were making peg dolls at one of the craft tables. This was her creation, I think she did a brilliant job. These are easy to do and her big sister made one not long ago at one of her clubs too.


  • Peg
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Paper Cake cases
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pens


Step 1: Place one piece of pipe cleaner into the peg slot and then wrap around the body and make the arms.
Step 2: Make a slit in the centre of  a few paper cases and slide these onto the peg to make a layered skirt.
Step 3: Get some pipe cleaners and make into a hair design of your choice and glue this to the top of the peg.
Step 4: Wrap another piece of pipe cleaner to make a scarf.
Step 5: With the pens you can draw a face on the top of the peg.

Below is a photo of a peg doll that my 12 year old posted on her blog last year.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Baked Apple with Mincemeat Recipe

I purchased many jars of sweet mincemeat last month when they were reduced from £1 to only 5p a jar - that meant I got 20 jars for only £1 - now that is a bargain!

I had made many sweet mincemeat pies and wanted to do something different and a friend suggested baked apples stuffed with sweet mincemeat. (PS I purchased vegan product).


5 Apples (doesn't need to be baking apples)
200g of Mincemeat
30g Butter


Step 1: Remove the core from the apples and then slice the top of the apple off. Then remove extra apple from the middle to leave enough room to stuff it.
Step 2: Stuff the hole with the sweet mincemeat.
Step 3: Add a little bit of butter to the apple too then place the top part of the apple on top.
Step 4: Place into an ovenproof dish and add a few tablespoons of water to the dish.
Step 5: Place into an oven for about 45 minutes. 180, 360, 4
Step 6: Serve with a choice of either honey, custard or ice-cream.