Kids dress-up

Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina

World book day – Dinosaur poo and Rosa the ballerina.

By Julia Claridge | March 4, 2018
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Last week there was much excitement about the yearly event – World book day. This always entails rustling up some sort of costume which is now automatically understood  will be a Mummy make. I don’t think my kids even know that you can actually buy costumes for such events! Last year was my little boys…

Handmade kids dressing up costumes

Happy Halloween – Handmade kids dressing up costumes.

By Julia Claridge | November 3, 2017
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Halloween for the last couple of years has coincided with trading at the Big Textile show in Leicester, which has meant spare time has been a bit limited. As my kids are now a bit older and not having such huge growth spurts I suggested they might wear last years vampire costumes again! However that…

unicorn themed

A creative unicorn themed eighth birthday party!

By Julia Claridge | July 14, 2017
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Last week we celebrated my daughters eighth birthday, which of course meant party time! A few years ago my sister said to me I had made a rod for my own back by creating elaborate birthday parties. She was indeed right! The minute one of my kids is nearing their birthday they begin asking about…

World book day

The World book day disaster!!

By Julia Claridge | March 4, 2016
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A couple of weeks ago someone mentioned World book day, which prompted a conversation with my little girl about what to dress up as this year. Last year Ella dressed up as Cinderella, as depicted in the Ladybird story book that I had as a little girl. It was the…

trick or treat

The kids wardrobe – trick or treat! – October 2015

By Julia Claridge | November 2, 2015
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Yes I know another month of dressing up fun and not serious business sewing! I just can’t resist and the kids love it. Last year we went out trick or treating for the first time. Its not something I am particularly passionate about neither is Halloween on the whole. However last year we were invited to…

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The kids wardrobe – Princess party – July 2015!

By Julia Claridge | July 28, 2015
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The long awaited Party! From early July last year my daughter had started contemplating the next birthday party and age 5 and 1 day decided it would be a princess party. As the time drew closer (well about January time!!) the subject of the party was the talk of the drive to school, especially the…