How many birds can you name do you think?

We love to encourage birds into our garden and make a lot of effort to do so hanging bird feeders and putting out water. We get such delight in seeing them swooping down and grabbing their seed. Early in the morning time I love to sit on a bench in our garden, with a coffee and all by myself and hear them chirp and sing.

Birds add such richness to our lives don’t they.

You can see here how to make your own pine cone bird feeder to encourage the birds in.

How many birds can you name

Now I CAN tell you the different between a robin and an eagles and a parrot and a pigeon but after that I am not that knowledgeable where birds are concerned .

How about you?

Do you know all the different types off birds that there are?

There is a great Can You Name the Birds quiz over at Rattan Direct that puts your knowledge to the test, so do pop over and have a go and see how much you know. You may be surprised and know more than you think.

P.s I only got 4 out of 8 and 2 were guesses YIKES! Hope you do better than that! Do let me know how you get on.

 

 

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My daughter and her friend spent Sunday afternoon watching YouTube. Before you cry out in horror about how much screen time they had..let me explain. They were actually watching  the best YouTube channel for craft loving kids and crafting a long to a brilliant Red Ted Art video.

Have you come across Red Ted Art ?

Her craft tutorials are just fabulous: cute, interesting, fun and super easy to follow.

This is the video they were watching:

 

They decide to have go themselves. I popped the ipad on the table, scouted out some craft materials  for them and about  45 minutes later they emerged triumphant with their finished bookmarks.

Aren’t they fabulous?

They were very proud of themselves and rightly so. Following instructions and creating from instructions are wonderful skills. I am hoping with enough practice they’ll be doing flat packs in no time!

How adorable that they also wrote out the instructions.

The Hug-a-book bookmarks are very sweet and useful. Wouldn’t they make wonderful gifts too?

Do pop over to Red Ted Art to find out more about them. She plans to do lots more like these and the girls cannot wait!

Red Ted Art is the best YouTube channel for craft loving kids – be sure to subscribe and do tell your friends

 

 

 

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I received a lovely Bostik Bloggers box this month and a challenge to craft some simple flower crafts. As ever I like to  keep any crafts I make easy so they are completely do-able  and these flowers really could not be simpler..or need less ‘stuff.’

What you will need

Paper cases

Pipe Cleaner

Glue or clear tape

You simply fold your paper case in half then roll it into a cone and secure with tape or glue.

There should be  a tiny gap at the bottom which you can push you pipe cleaner through to make flowers. Arrange in a vase and never both to water. These will last you ages!

Using simple flowers shapes we also made a sweet happy new home card for a friend who is moving  We love a bit of collage!

 

We also had fun making pin wheels and attaching them to straws. Rather than reinvent the (pin) wheel I am jut going to direct you over the simplest tutorial ever for making a pinwheel

It is so easy we got it perfect first time!

And thinking all about Spring we made flower rain clouds to help our garden grow.

As well as a few lovely crafting materials, great, easy to control  sticking products (like the Bostik fine line glue) the main thing you need for crafting is time together and imagination to really get the creativity flowing

 

 

 

 

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I have such a lovely treat for you today, a chance to win a silver bracelet from Kaya Jewellery. This beautiful silver bracelet carries the symbol of Infinity: the symbol of infinite love and infinite friendship.

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Look at all these lovely features:

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Kaya Jewellery is a lovely online store selling a huge range of jewellery and specializing in engraveable jewellery and matching mother daughter jewellery. They even have some lovely 3 generation sets – now isn’t that a wonderful idea?

Do pop over and have a look it really is a beautiful store.

 

How to win

In order to be in with a chance of winning the beautiful silver bracelet from Kaya simply enter the rafflecopter below

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I wish you the best of luck!

 

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How we love it when our monthly Bostik box arrives full of goodies and a creative inspiration. This month ethe creative inspiration was flying and I thought the kids would go for the obvious and make a bird mobile. But oh no we were soon to go off on holiday and so they had a different kind of flying in mind.

I completely left them too ( L had her pal round to play and they were excited to get stuck in).

I cannot tell you how much I love what they made, it was complete inspired!

The foam pads and glu dots were brilliant at sticking and made the crafting easy. Bostik products rock.

May I present ……Airsome Airlines

An Airline Craft

 

 

 

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