Posts Tagged craft

Bunchems – Bunches of Fun!

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems

These school holidays we have spent a few days at home, which has resulted in kids who just want to play on devices and me confiscating them!  So when a package arrived in the post that contained a new toy, my two youngest kids ages 5 and 10 couldn’t wait to get their hands on the box.

Introducing Bunchems!

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Bunchems are funny little plastic balls that stick together, just by squishing them! No need for glue or sticky tape here (I need shares in those companies) Also no hard corners to tread on in the dark, hooray!

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My daughter being the crafty girl she is quickly got the hang of them and began creating.  At first she began following the instructions which resulted in some seriously cute creations.

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My little fella loved all the accessories that came in the pack and had a go at making a snake.

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Isn’t he so cute! He is definitely my favourite!

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After a while they began to come up with their own creations, which is pretty much endless!

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Isn’t the sun adorable?!

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After a while even the big kid joined in the fun….

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As we were packing up the Bunchems from the kitchen table my youngest made a hat….How angelic! 

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Needless to say the Bunchems didn’t stay in the box very long and were brought out again the next day for some more creative fun!  What would you create with a bunch of Bunchems?

Mmmm…..Coffee at Milkbar

 

Another of my favourite coffee shops is the lovely Milkbar Cafe and Giftshop located at 139 St John Street.  Decorated with vintage/retro wears, and gives you the feeling of an old time milkbar, you can grab a coffee, lunch or shop in the gift shop at the rear of the store.

Also at the back of the store is a wonderful craft space.  In the past Milkbar has run various workshops, sadly I didn’t get to attend any.  Now the space is available to book out for any crafty get together.

There is a cupboard filled with toys to entertain any youngsters visiting which is really thoughtful. Milkbar has a cozy, friendly, relaxed vibe and I could sit for hours (which I may have done), drinking their delicious Ritual coffee!

Milkbar is on Facebook

and

Milbarcafe Instagram

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Project Life – A new way to scrapbook

Some of you may have heard of Project Life before, but I have only known about it for about the last year.   Basically, Project Life is a much simpler way of scrapbooking, just slide your photos into pages (like a photo album) but also journal on specially made cards.  I had dismally failed at keeping up with any kind of scrapbooking after my second child came along.  I saw Pink Ronnie instagramming one of her page layouts and I was instantly in love.  Last birthday I ordered a Project Life mini album and core kit fully intending to get started but a year later I still hadn’t started.  I was so behind in printing my photos out, I had none to start with and the mini album wasn’t quite what I needed for the amount of photos I needed to print.

Cobalt Kit

Red Mini Album

Finally this year I came across Harvey Norman selling their own version of the project life albums and pages, two for the price of one, and I grabbed the opportunity to get 4 and also asked for Spotlight gift vouchers for my birthday so that I could purchase some more core kits and pages. I printed out a bunch of photos (from 2012) and got started!

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I also scoured the net for free project life cards to print…you can find my list on pinterest

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I created my own filler cards for my daughters pages with some existing scrapbooking paper and stickers.

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I haven’t done all the journaling yet but I will get there!  Now I need to print 2013!