Love Rocks!

Whenever I need inspiration for crafting, I always turn to my mate Maggie from and once again she has come through trumps or should I say hearts!

These Love Rocks caught my eye as they are so simple and required very little in terms of materials.  I think they’re going to make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. However, posting to Canada or South Africa is not an option.

You will need

  • PVA glue (we watered ours down a bit)
  • Rocks
  • A selection of fabric
  • Scissors


  1. Dig some rocks out from under the frozen earth, wash in a colander and leave dry.
  2. Get your neighbour around who is brilliant with anything crafty and blag her to bring fabric, glue and scissors.
  3. Sit back and watch her do her magic.
  4. All joking aside the 4-year olds enjoyed it for as long as their short attention spans allowed.  But, Eva and I could be found carrying on long after they left the room.  However, she made me cut out my own hearts!

Happy Valentine’s Day!





I’m Getting Crafty! Painted Pebbles

It’s probably no big surprise but I’m not very creative, unless I’ve had a skinful of wine!  It’s not that I don’t enjoy crafts; I just have troubles coming up with the inspiration.  I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet trolling for ideas but I always come a cropper when it comes to having the right supplies in the house.

I’ve always been intrigued by the craft ideas that @redtedart posts on twitter so I’ve asked the lovely Maggy to drip feed me an idea each week that I’ll try.  Our children are similar in age and she’s tried the activities with her own children so I stand a chance of having success!  If you haven’t already you should check out her site….she compliments every craft idea with a children’s book review.

Here was my first craft challenge Painted Pebbles.  However, I prefer to call them Rock People!  I really liked the idea of moving the eyes around to make different expressions.

Note: make sure you have all of your supplies before you start…I had to make a mad dash to Wilko’s as I didn’t have any googly eyes or bluetack!  It did give our rocks a chance to dry though.

What do you think of my first attempt?

Then we decided to throw caution to the wind and adlibbed a bit.  I think they’re fab, we all enjoyed making them and we just finished showing our rock family to Grandma in Canada on Skype!  Thanks Maggy!

Do join in and give it a go!  I’d love to see what you come up with.