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Julie Spriddle
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Working mum and serial crafter who wishes she had more time to play with her beautiful daughter.
Working mum and serial crafter who wishes she had more time to play with her beautiful daughter.

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A full day at the Arts Centre
Yesterday was a very full day at our local Arts Centre , starting with this energetic and full audience participation version of Peter And The Wolf. Absolutely packed studio performance. Great fun. M moved to the very front to dance and act out the story. T...

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M's Wobbly Scarf
After a mild run up, it seems like autumn is suddenly here. There is a cold bite to the air, trees are dropping their leaves, the cats have started staying indoors, evenings are drawing in and my thoughts have turned to winter knitwear. I actually spared a ...

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A brief visit to Middle Earth
Saturday we decided to do something different and headed over to  Sarehole Mill  for the Middle Earth Festival, which was essentially some traders, folks in costume and festivities celebrating all things  Tolkien . Naturally, the weather decided Saturday wa...

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An Olympic brolly
In honour of the 2016 Olympic games, M and I have been experimenting with making patterns from interlinked circles. We started out on paper and then moved onto painting another umbrella, taken from what feels like my endless stash of plain umbrellas which a...

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Phoebe in blue
It's been a busy couple of weeks here as Olympic fever has taken hold of my six year old. This means I've learnt more about the history of the Olympics and watched more sports over the past two weeks than I've probably done in my entire life! Finding time t...

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Coventry SkyRide
Today was the event we've been preparing for over the past month, The Coventry SkyRide. Dave cycles on a daily basis, but while I used to cycle to work a few times a week, I haven't done so in a LONG time. M has never ridden a bike, or rather she hadn't don...

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An autumnal umbrella
Following on from the Daddy Umbrella , I found myself with extra umbrellas just waiting for someone to decorate them. In the meantime, M and I are doing a project on trees so I thought we should attempt a craft involving leaves. Painting by taking prints fr...

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The NORAD Tracks Santa site is a well known diversion for today, but we've found the games and activities are not so good for younger children, so I thought I'd share the Google Santa Tracker... The Santa Village has lots of games and activities for small people to investigate.

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