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Friday, 30 December 2011

Builder bear rabbit PJ's, dress & nighty handmade

My little girl and I had the flu jab back in October so being sick all over Christmas with flu was a bit of a shocker, especially as we both suffer with Asthma. But hey ho the guilt of not being able to do normal happy family things together got the better of me so I made her some costumes for her builder bear bunny rabbit which she got from Jodie her cousin. Jodie by the way has Cystic Fibrosis so we are the lucky ones!


The above costume was a joint effort design wise. All handmade and hand sewn by me Sharon J. Bainbridge. I used an old white baby sheet for the base of the material. And made the costume very scrapbook like by adding odds and bods. My little girl has some great little design ideas and that is where the little hand sewn squares come from.


The nightdress for the build a bear bunny rabbit was also made from the old white baby sheet and old scraps of material. A little crochet here and there.


The handmade dress was made out of an old dress sent to me by my Mother in law. It has lots of beautiful beads on it. Easy to make and all hand sewn.

I would say the above costumes for build a bear bunny lovers would be easy enough to duplicate. You can use old sheets, clothes anything you can get your hands on so creating clothes for your adorable little builder bear does not have to break the bank and gives you something to do over the holiday season. I could create some patterns if there was interest in the above costumes.

If you wanted to you too could create your very own unique Builder Bear Postcards using your costume designs and scrapbook them like the ones above and my family history photos below. Digital scrapbook postcards are much cheaper and fun. As you can write information on the back and the way I create them it is much cheaper than anywhere else and the quality is amazing!

Read more about the scrapbook postcards:

Well I wish you all a very happy 2012. I am hoping it is going to be a good year for everyone as we all deserve a break!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Trash Pack toy competition fly soup

Guess you have all seen the Trash Pack toys advertised on TV. Think they are quite hard to get hold of in the UK. Anyway my little girl wanted to enter the Trash pack design your own character competition which ends around January 6th 2012. She did not use the templates but created her own design which I adore called Trash Fly Soup:

First she drew the character with thick black pen then I photographed it and put it on the computer where she coloured it in using Photoshop.

Have a lovely Christmas everyone and for those lucky enough to have the Trash Pack toys have fun.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Singing noisy toilet sings the blues

Little Snowflake recorded herself singing a song about our very noisy toilet. The cold weather seems to have calmed him down a bit as he is not as noisy as he usually is, but I have to say listening to some of the other singing toilet videos he is still on good form. Love the drawing sweetie. I have no control over the other videos advertised after our ones. Ours are always child friendly, but the others are any ones guess:

Thanks Google for giving my little girl a voice. When you cannot afford to send your child to stage school You Tube and Googles Blog is a must to showcase their work as every child has the right to dream!

Blank postcards 30p each make your own

Great news for budding artists and scrapbook people everywhere. Now you can create your own little art postcards from as little as 30p a card. And if you want to reproduce them it is going to be easy, cheap and professional!

For that really professional look you will only pay 41p per postcard. Now if you are an amazing little artist like my little girl then this is a must, because you can create as many designs as you want to instead of having to buy in bulk.

Order a sample, give your name, telephone number, address and email. Tape 30p to your letter with a stamped address envelope to:

Butterfly Lullaby
14 Alltiago Road

And you will receive your postcard to try out straight away. If you want to know the secret to creating professional looking postcards at a low cost. Enclose a further £1 and you will be sent a link.

Winter the Dolphin Christmas Tree Decoration

We made a Winter the Dolphin Christmas Tree Decoration to go on top of our tree. It was based on my little girls drawing. It is only made out of foam and some Mummy's may not allow it as they want their tree to be perfect, but the magic of Christmas is all about our children so if we can make them smile and give them happy memories. Let them make a mess and create lots of wonderful pieces of art that is what I call a real childhood.

Here she is sending Winter the Dolphin a Christmas message:

And here are her wonderful art creations based on Winter the Dolphin, who she hopes to one day save up and see. Every child has a right to dream!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winter the Dolphin Happy Christmas Snowflake

My Little Snowflake would like to wish Winter the Dolphin a very happy Christmas. You can see her gorgeous little drawings of Winter below which were coloured in on the computer.

My friend who Little Snowflake adores creates mosaics. Little Snowflake has created little paper mosaic frames around her pictures, very unique and clever.

Every day she cries a little tear saying will I ever get to see Winter the Dolphin and I say I hope so sweetie. The dream would be to take her and cousin Jodie who has Cystic Fibrosis out to America. But that is a dream at the moment because until we sort out this man run Government that is destroying our family values then our children's future looks bleak.

Be a good Mum or Dad and fight back verbally for change with me. Teamwork creates miracles:

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Make Christmas Cards with Little Snowflake child artist

Make a Christmas card design with child artist Little Snowflake. The Group will be held in the Bont before Christmas once interest has been registered with Viv from Pontarddulais Partnership. There is nothing more fun than a child artist teaching children how to draw fun designs.

The exciting news is Little Snowflake will pick the best Christmas Card design and we will animate it with a personal message or song for you to send to all your family and friends. Imagine your child's face!

This will be a parent and child group, one parent must attend with child. Children's age preferred between 5-6 years old. Price £2 per person.  If you are interested get in touch via Facebook. Details at the bottom of this blog. If this one goes well we will be planning lots more in the New Year. After all Little Snowflake wants to visit Winter the Dolphin so Mummy has to do all she can to get her there.