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I so can’t believe it’s time already but my baby started nursery this month.

You remember I am sure that they have to have plimsolls for indoor shoes and that here at number 29 we find plain black plimsolls to be boring and totally incompatible with our lifestyle!!! So here they are… Miss Emily’s nursery shoes!

painted plimsoll

painted plimsoll

painted plimsoll

painted plimsoll

painted plimsoll

Oscar’s version are here:

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painted plimsolls

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There is a long tradition of cardboard box creations here at number 29, and Miss Emily is just big enough to get on the act, so here, inspired by Edward and Christopher’s Grandparents is….. [insert drumroll please] ….. The cardboard box house!

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The letterbox has caused a resurection of the family postbox. did I post about that? Aparently not! I’ll take some photos in this iteration then. ūüėČ lets not spoil the surprise.

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We all need some right?

recycled art rocket boosters

recycled art rocket boosters

rerecycled art rocket boosters

Here’s what you need:

(although I wouldn’t say the swim shorts were essential!)

recycled art rocket boosters

The first 2 bottles were sprayed with silver paint (thank you 99p store Christmas Range!) but Oscar’s friends wanted some too and I hadn’t prepped any more bottles.

The should straps are that scooby doo cord stuff purely because that’s what I had to hand, other string typoe product would be fine. (Note the essential addition of a cup of tea!)

recycled art rocket boosters

We added some silver tape to make them more rocket boostery. Shhh don’t tell Daddy!

recycled art rocket boosters

Oscar’s have crepe paper flames too, but this was the quick version!

 

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So we were at the third round of the European Championships at Prudhomat in France. Daddy was racing and we were spectating with our feet in a paddling pool.

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I bought us event t shirts, but at 7-8 Miss Emily’s was rather big! What’s a Mummy to do? Clearly a needle and thread were in order! (Here’s a modelling shot just for you Alison!)

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper

I didn’t take any making of pictures (in a field don’t ya know?), but since it worked out so well I’ve drawn you some diagrams!

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper#

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper

upcycled t shirt romper

I hope that makes sense. If not do drop me a line and I’ll try to explain further!

Ally – this isn’t where I planned to start but again thanks for the inspiration. xxxx

If you’re interested in t shirt upcycles here’s one from the archives:

maternity top t shirt upcycle

maternity top: t shirt upcycle

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Miss Emily is currently deeply concerned with in or out.

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So when a cardboard box arrived she decided to take up residence! I did get her out long enough to cut a few holes….

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She and the happyland folks have taken up residence…

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Tell me please, why did I just buy a house for her happyland people to live in????

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Everyone has a rocket in their living room, right? Well here at Number 29 we do like to have all the mod cons! If you’d like to keep up with the Jones’s you’d better check out how we did it, which as usual, is below, mainly in picture form. Being a lazy typer is a bad thing for a blogger, no?

First assemble a pile of boxes and inform Mummy that a car just isn’t going to cut it, you NEED a rocket ship!

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Let mummy try and stick the boxes together in a sort of rocket ship while you get on with the important stuff, like portholes! (are they called portholes in a rocket?)

cardboard box spacerocket

Get Mummy to cut them out though cos that’s just boring. Let her stick on fins and stuff too. Offer to help with the tape and unwind it and stick it to stuff. (She’ll love that!)

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Wait for Mummy to pat herself on the back at having finished a vaguely respectable rocket. Decree that it needs *insides*.¬† Ask many questions about why Mummy doesn’t have the right size circle punch for an empty party rings packet. Sigh and get cutting…

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… and assembling

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What else is inside a rocket? Oh yes we need a screen. With planets and stuff. (Which can be any size so we get to play with mummy’s punches not scissors, hurrah!!!) Don’t forget to draw “planet Earth’s green bits” on the blue one! Oh and star stickers, we’re going to need lots of star stickers…

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Fix said insides in and prepare for blast off!!!!

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cardboard box spacerocket

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A while ago Bethan mentioned making fireflies from Sprite bottles at a family camp she participated in. It seemed like a cool plan for the last race meeting of the season so here is my version. (I have no clue what the family camp ones looked like so I don’t know if it’s at all similar!) Oscar didn’t want to make one, he was too busy playing. I made one for Emily instead. Of course as soon is it was dusk and we put the glow sticks in we had to make a last minute friend for the first firefly!

(btw I’ve also never seen a real firefly so bare with me here!)

You need:

Empty Sprite bottle

pipecleaners

the see through bits from quality street wrappers

cling film

scissors

sticky tape

Here’s how:

Sooo hard to take a picture of a glowing firefly!

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