Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Inspired to get crafty and get blogging!

Hello everyone, this is history in the making (well for me anyway) as this is my first ever blog post on my newly created blog.  Over the past 12 months or so I've contributed  odd comments to other bloggers but never done anything of my own. So to anyone who finds this and bothers to read on, WELCOME and I hope you enjoy it!

I've been inspired to begin blogging by a post on Red Ted Art's blog which mentioned getting crafty and creating something based on stories from the Fly Thomas Cook Kids Club

Piper and I took up the challenge and decided that we would base our crafty skills around creating something from the Magic Mirror story on the Kids Club site. We downloaded and read both stories but decided on this one because in the story the magic mirror shows a beautiful castle. Piper & I often refer to Daisy as 'Princess Daisy' so we decided it would be perfect to build her a castle. The pictures show our efforts.

(Please be kind, it was made from things we happened to have around the house)

We began with a large cardboard box and taped some lovely popping bubble wrap around it. We then cut some 'crenellations' (a big word for the shaping on top of a castle) out of spare cardboard and also covered these in bubble wrap.

Having constructed the basic castle we used masking tape to mark windows and a door and we put some more bubble wrap inside the castle to make a popping floor for Princess Daisy to bounce on. (Bouncing is just about her favourite thing to do at the moment. She is 7 months old and has found out how to pull herself to her feet and bounce!)

 If you would like to get crafty and possibly win some superb prizes, there are more details in the original blog on Red Ted Art's Blog. You can find the details here

Well, thank you so much for reading my first effort. Any feedback is very welcome so if you managed to read to the end without falling asleep please leave me a message and let me know that this has reached the wide world outside Princess Daisy's castle.

By the way, in case you wonder why Piper is not in the pictures after all her hard work, the answer is, she was shattered and went for a bit of a sleep :-)

I'm sure my next blog post will feature both of the lovely girlies.


  1. Thats is great. My little one would love it!

  2. Bubble wrap? Brilliant idea: my girls would adore it! Welcome to the blogosphere!

  3. WELCOME TO BLOGGING!!!! What an HONOUR to have your first blog post be a crafty one! I love love love :-) and your castle is brilliant! Looks like Piper loves it and that is the most important thing! Hooray for craftiness!

    Thank you for taking part in the competition :-)


  4. mmmh did my last comment save???

  5. Well done on leaping into the blogging world. Found you via Netmums. It can be a very exciting journey and I hope you enjoy it.
    Great ideas from you already