Category Archives: Kids

Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden

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Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden

My daughter and I share an obsession with fairy gardens. Actually she is obsessed with faries, and I’m obsessed with gardens.

We did some serious Pinterest gazing for ideas before embarking on our first garden, which was in a shallow pot.

I then saw some wheelbarrow fairy gardens, and realise I had one knocking around that had a wheel that I couldn’t fix.  So here is the new and improved fairy garden.

The fairy is a solar light and lights up at night.


The plants are mostly succulents with a few pansies for colour. There is also Corsican mint, which will spread and give ground cover.

We’re not done yet.  We’re going to make a fairy house out of a bird box, and Holly wants to make a swing. We also need more stones to make more of a path.

Updates soon…

Max – King of The Wild Things

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Max – King of The Wild Things

Just a quick blog to share my daughters Max costume.

Her school celebrates World Book Day ever year, where the kids dress up as characters from books. This year she decided she wanted to be one of the monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, which is a brilliant book written in 1963 by Maurice Sendak.


With only one week to prepare, I thought that might be too difficult.


So I persuaded her to be Max, who is the little boy who becomes the King Of The Wild Things.


For inspiration we checked out Pinterest (my favourite), and spent ages cooing over cute babies dressed as Max.

When he meets the wild ones he is dressed in his wolf suit, so that is what we tried to recreate.

We didn’t have much at home that we could use, so I did have to buy a few things.

I wanted a fluffy white onesie, but couldn’t find one for her age (7), so I got a plain one online from plaintshirts.co.uk which I ordered at the weekend and it arrived on Thursday. It’s actually really nice quality, and she will definitely wear it again.

The crown was made from gold card and the feet from thin foam (both WHSmith).

I cut the feet shapes and then attached thin elastic which went under her feet to keep them in place. Felt would work just as well as foam.

The tail is part of a set (wolf ears and tail) that I got online from Amazon. It came with elastic which went round the waist, but I cut that off and just safety pinned it to the back of the onesie.

A bit of fur fabric would work just as well, or For those with a bit more time, I’ve seen some awesome tutorials for making tails from acrylic wool and a pet brush!

And finally a bit of black face paint for the wolf nose and whiskers.

And here she is…




If I had more time I would have sewed felt buttons onto the front of the onesie and put some fur fabric around the bottom of the crown, but I’m pretty happy with the result. It looks homemade, but I like that.