Friday, 3 December 2010

The second rule of snow club...

Day 2 of snow and I suspect the last day. This my second post in the informative series regarding snow (find part 1 here) with more insightful advice about how to survive it.

Faced with a long day stuck in the house with 2 delightful children, it's time to crack open the craft supplies.

I had hoped that making the felted Christmas baubles that I showed you before from Vicky's blog would be a wholesome craft project for me and the kids to enjoy. But really, it's a grown up one that I thoroughly recommend. The kids absolutely loved the wool tops, I think here they were mocking their dad who grew a moustache (not quite as magnificent as these) for Movember.

I do have quite a lot of these lovely wool tops leftover - any suggestions on what to do with them?

So, needing something a little more kid friendly, I recently stocked up at Wilkinsons who have a brilliant supply of branded and own brand cheapo crafting supplies.

This is the second rule of snow club.

2. Do not run out of craft supplies

Other things I try never to run out of in our house are (in no particular order);

1. Red wine
2. Biscuits
3. Earl Grey tea
4. Wi-Fi
5. Washing powder
6. Red pesto
7. *new entry!* craft supplies

I will come back to this list, it doesn't feel complete yet.

I can tell you now that the third rule of snow club is;

3. Snow club should last no longer than 2 days

The novelty will have run out by roughly 5pm day 2. I can see into the future.


  1. Hahaha - yep I'm with you on the 5pm thing! Ruby whinged for such a large part of this afternoon after I'd called preschool and cancelled. I thought it would be nice and relaxing but it largely felt like a mistake!

    Have a good weekend!

    Amy x

  2. I feel your pain, my most uttered phrases from the day were;

    1. stop whinging
    2. that's enough


  3. Hi Kate

    Can I ask what you used to cut your card/felt? They look like plastic cookie cutters, but I can't believe they'd cut through felt? Also were they from Wilko's?

    Many thanks
    Rowena x

  4. Hi Rowena, they are cookie cutters, (I think they were from Lakeland) I used them to draw out the shape, and then my normal fabric scissors to cut the felt. Hope this helps!

  5. Ah thanks Kate.

    I thought you had found some master stroke for cutting felt with a plastic cutter! In a way, I guess I am pleased... I would have really begrudged paying £50 for a Sizzix Big Shot if I could've used a cookie cutter!

    Lovely blog and shop by the way...I have just ordered some of your fandabeedozee fabric. Shame we moved from Brighton to Leicetser 3 yrs ago (don't ask) or I'd have come round to pick it up!

    R x