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No-sew tutu – #pinaddicts challenge

I’m taking part in a blogging Pinterest crafting challenge! (This will come as no surprise to those who know me well, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened). It’s very simple – you find something you want to make on Pinterest, make it, and then show everyone else.

I decided to make this no-sew tutu that I pinned on my Pinterest board from Red Ted Art’s Blog.

It really is easy-peasy. You just cut strips of netting into lengths (I ordered mine off eBay – £2.99 for 25yds). Fold them in half and lay on top of a ribbon or piece of elastic Continue reading



April 8, 2012 · 8:32 am

Chocolate Cornflakes Easter nests

I found this fantastic idea on the blog Oscar’s Lunch. You take a simple chocolate Cornflake cake recipe, make a little dip in the middle and fill it with mini eggs. Et voila, crafting, baking and all sorts of yummy mummyness in one go. (I’m already such a cliche, I may as well embrace it.)

Chocolate cornflakes Easter nests

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Fix My Street – I made a complaint to Haringey council and it got sorted!


I know, I know, the headline to this post is pretty unbelievable, but I swear it’s true. For the past 18 months there has been building works going on at a property on my street. I say going on, they actually ground to a halt around 17 months ago due to a lack of planning permission, apparently. But the building-site hoardings remained and have blocked the pavement all this time. So every day for a year or so I have grumbled my way into the middle of the road with the pram, unable to pass safely on the pavement. Never once did I think that I, little old me, had the power to effect change.

Then I discovered this site:, a kind of Complaints ‘R Us. No pothole too small, no dog turd too big – you can make any complaint you like and they will forward it to the relevant department of your local council, wherever you live in the UK. Continue reading

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English: Red Pinterest logo

Image via Wikipedia

I’ve just discovered Pinterest. Not sure if mine is a pioneering exploration or if I’m late on this bandwagon, but, either way, I think I’m going to like it.

The first time I logged on to Facebook and the profiles of my email contacts who were already on there popped up, I was sucked in. I didn’t quite get it, but it compelled me to come back. But whereas with Facebook it took a while to see how and why I would make room for it in my life – not so with Pinterest: I’m hooked after just 48 hours. Continue reading


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