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Name tags and lost rags

Ellie Crosby

Name tags and lost rags

  Just like the Parenting Olympics, the beginning of a new school year means mothers (and fathers, credit where it’s due) up and down the country are limbering up, getting fully prepared, for that all important first day back.  Basically, its the only day of the whole school year that I can guarantee I’ve got every single thing they may need to hand.  It’s all clean, ironed, labelled, bagged, polished and packed ready to see action.      Nature is very cruel and has made this mammoth operation of preparation coincide with looking after the little darlings.  If you’ve a...


Woodchip and Rainbows

Ellie Crosby

Tags #decorating, #doityourself, #ourhome, #rainbow, bedroom

Woodchip and Rainbows

  A  R a i n b o w  R o o m  F o r  T w o  It’s a tough brief to accommodate a tweenage girl and a 6 year old boy in the same bedroom. We decided a rainbow theme would keep everyone happy (particularly me, I immediately started planning what to make for the finishing touches.) I will have the smaller back bedroom and the children and all of their beloved plastic crap can move into the larger front bedroom.  When decorating, there are variables that you have to work around and cannot change - typically...