• DIY,  Make

    Lego Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

    One of my most favourite memories of Christmas as a child, was counting down the days to Christmas on the old fashioned cardboard advent calendars. The ones with the beautiful Christmas scene and the little perforated doors hiding a cute little Christmas picture. We would hang them in the window so the sunlight shone through. These advent calendars have been replaced almost entirely with the chocolate ones these days or the fairly expensive ones with toys or stationary inside. I wanted to share the fun of counting down the days to Christmas with my children without them ‘getting’ something each day. So I started scanning Pinterest and the internet for…

  • Doll house makeover
    DIY,  Make

    Doll House Makeover

    Over the last few months I have been busy renovating a doll house for my daughter’s 5th birthday. The whole project actually started last year, when inspired by the doll house renovations on Pinterest I decided I would like to give one ago. So last November I started looking for doll houses on Gumtree and I got one for just $30. It was going to be a Christmas present, but I ran out of time to do the renovations so it ended up being her birthday present instead. The doll house wasn’t painted in anyway except for the roof, so I didn’t need to sand anything back. It was however…