How to Make a Maid Marion head-dress

Maid Marion needed a head-dress for her costume – according to my Little Miss! No, Mum, not a hat or a headband or just cute hair, but a head-dress. So head-dress it was! This one could double for any medieval lady and be more decorated with a little more time. What You Need Strip of… Read More»

How to Sew a Maid Marion Costume

Back to Book Week costumes – I know, bit late now but I still have to share! Remember Mr Happy went as Obi Wan Kenobi? Little Miss decided she wanted to be Maid Marion this year, and naturally she expected that her Crafty Mummy would be creating something special to wear. So I thought a… Read More»

Theme of the Week: Costumes

Last week was Book Week across many  Australian schools. The Children’s Book Council of Australia has been encouraging Book Week since 1945 so I remember dressing up as a child and having a book week parade just as my kids do now. Now that I’m a mum the costumes require some planning so this week… Read More»

Book Week: Dorothy Costume

In Queensland schools it is Book Week this week. If you haven’t heard of that before, it is when all the kids are encouraged to explore books and often there is a day when they get to dress up as a book character. Today is that magical day at my kids school. This year my… Read More»

Books for Big Girls

Last week was Book Week here. For those that don’t have kids in Australian primary schools, that means the kids get to dress up as a book character and parade at school. Little Miss has recently found Philomena Wondepen books so she dressed up as Philomena: cute girly clothes with a big pen – easy!… Read More»