Category Archives: Things to make

Natural Beauty

The beauty of nature exposed. All it is a pine cone sliced up with bees wax rubbed in to bring out the pattern. The children have collected them over the last few months. Having been shown the first one they … Continue reading

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Toy Boat

One of the girl’s birthday presents cut out of some scrap and put together by her. We should have taken a picture of the parts but couldn’t wait to get going. She had trouble hitting in the nails but plenty … Continue reading

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Pebble animals

We went to one of our favourite pebble beaches to walk the dog and collect pebbles to decorate for Christmas presents. The children each drew a picture of their idea before we set out and then collected the pebbles to … Continue reading

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Dark satanic mills – wood and copper candelabra

This is cut from a piece of oak that I salvaged from the river bank for firewood. It was only when I was cutting through it that I realised what a beautiful piece of wood it was. The copper is … Continue reading

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Wooden ipad stand

One ipad stand for my brother-in-law and one for me. I’d seen ipad stands on etsy and the like (some for silly money) and as I was filling up the log basket I found a nice smooth piece of ash. Cutting it … Continue reading

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Mince Pies

We didn’t make our own pastry for this but we did use the homemade mincemeat from Nana for the filling. They taste delicious and you can pick out the individual flavours of the orange and lemon peel . 

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TP Roll Monster

We’ve made owls, dogs and now a monster from toilet rolls. Easy to do, just fold down the top to make ears and then colour.

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