Ellens Yellow Heart

Ellens Yellow Heart

Last year Ellen cut a love heart out of yellow paper and told me she wanted to go outside with it. I asked her why? She told me she wanted to put the yellow heart in the wind to let the person who would find it know that there is somebody that loves them. I … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2 Block Print Cards on Etsy

Mama Creates 2 Block Print Cards on Etsy

Lots of things are happening and that feels good. It is like having made the decision to work at 2015 has propelled all kinds of things. Thank you #CT30Q and #ThrivingArtist for being there. First a successful workshop last Saturday. 8 Kids came to Bowerbird_Impulsive Necessities to screen print their own t-shirt. We had a great … Continue reading

2 Craft a Bubble Blower

2 Craft a Bubble Blower

I associate Australia day with water play, it is after all high summer here. While looking for ideas for pool toys and thinking about something with ice to share with you, I stumbled upon this bubble blower. It was so simple to make, we just had to try it to see if it was as … Continue reading

2 Craft: 5 Fun Australia Day Crafts

2 Craft: 5 Fun Australia Day Crafts

One more week of school holidays and then it is Australia Day, the start of a new school year. Time to make Australia day special with some kids crafts. I don’t do this often, but as this time of year has crept up on me, here are 5 crafts we have done over the past years. Star … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Shapes and Pencil

Sketchbooking: Shapes and Pencil

Sketchbooking is back or at least we are going to continue our efforts in 2015. Starting of with cutting shapes and colouring around them with pencil. All I wanted from my girls was a bit of a pattern. Ellen managed to make a lion and ice-cream. Her little sister found it hard to hold on … Continue reading

2 Craft at the Museum and State Library

2 Craft at the Museum and State Library

We have been to the city. In the school holidays there are numerous free events on. The weather didn’t look great, so I showed Ellen some pictures of the obliteration room in GoMA Brisbane and of to the spotty, dotty room we went. But it wasn’t the only thing we saw. First the obliteration room, … Continue reading

2 Craft with Friends

2 Craft with Friends

In Australia we have the summer holidays. Our children are home till the end of the month. The first half of the holidays are exciting. All the preparations for Christmas make that the time flies. After New Year though, mums have to start to pull out the stops. There are a lot of things organised … Continue reading

Mama creates 2: Planning 2015

Mama creates 2: Planning 2015

My resolution for 2015 is making Renate and the Ant House thrive. And that according to all business books means you need to plan. I have finally started to accept this and am using Create and Thrive’s 30 Questions #CT30Q as my lead. It helps having to write a plan only one question a day. It … Continue reading