Is it makie do, MakieDo or ma-key-doe? Right then I use the phrase Makie Do all the time but apparently the rest of the world does not. Or at least not all the time! It’s a cute and shortened version of making and doing: what I didn’t realise is that it’s possible to read it as ma-key-doe and while that is a cool word its not what I meant. So here’s the clarification – its makie do. You could write it makey do – but I write it with an ‘ie’ because thats just the type of reckless crazy lady I am… :/
However you say it or write it or whatever I hope you like what you find.
My Mum’s ace. She’s deserves lovely things made with love. She’s not just my Mum though – now she’s Eden’s Grandma. So to honour this I made her a pressie that she can enjoy with Eden too.
These aprons are really simple to put together. Simply cut your apron shape, hem round everything – add ribbons for ties and for the neck. I also added a cut pocket – the off cut from the arm shape.
For Eden’s apron exactly the same applies – just smaller. Then to make the letters I just free cut the felt and stick it on. Once on I tacked the letters so they don’t pop off when little fingers pick at them.
I love these – so much so I’m going to make some for myself!
Well I turned thirty (I know grammer dictates I should write this 30… but the word seams somehow nicer, a little softer.)
To celebrate I threw I big party. A big barn dance party.
As you would expect I made a lot of things for the party.
More images to follow when I’m less hungover.
Ok I know an egg is not a toy, but these are soooooooooooooo yummy I had to share.They are ace baby food and Eden loves them. Right then – think I’ll just post the receipe: here you go.
Yes I made it. No it doesn’t really work. Yes it’s in the garden now.
So this one was meant to be simple; and no doubt it looks great. But if you have abouncing toddler they might – just like Eden has – destroyed this one all tooeasily. I thought: ‘wouldn’t it be wonderful for us to be able to crawl througha rainbow tunnel into a little den’: and yes it was wonderful – but then my lovelybundle of destruction pushes or pulls the rainbow, bends a cloud (which act asthe feet) tries to stand up, otherwise crashes and destroys the flim-flamcardboard structure. I even made another version out of MDF – but that wasrather hard landings if she gets it wrong! Conclusion, great to look at, easy to make, fun to make, baby can help, not long lasting or a roughty-toughfty oneto play with!
To make: cut your rainbow arch, cut your cloud feet, cut corresponding lines intoeach – so that they can slot together. Part them, paint them. Get a black makerand outline the cloud to make it pop out like a cartoon. Put together. Drape asheet/ whatever you’ve got over to make you’re fort. Climb in. Read stories,eat snacks, sneak outside then creep up on baby making scary ghost sounds – youknow the ones! Ooooooo!
I love Halloween. Mainly I love carving pumpkins. Here’s mine and lovely husbands. Mines the hand, his is the face. Lovely hubby’s using the traditional cut through. Mine using relief carving – Oooooo spooky.