Art

The lovely lady at Bambino Green (100% world friendly) sent us some incredible soy crayon rocks to try out and we loved them! Being an artist and working with lots of different mediums I am not particularly fond of crayons. I know, I know, they are for children  but crayons just have this horrible scratchy feel and let’s face it, it is not easy to make something pretty with them is it? But Crayon Rocks are not like normal crayons, no siree.

Packaged in a small calico bag Littlelish took great delight at the small (2 inch) rainbow pebbles inside. Not only are they fun to look at but they are specially shaped for little fingers to hold and cleverly improve their tripod grip which is very important for when they start writing (this is excellent for us with Littlelish being a lefty). They also draw like a dream. The texture is much softer than normal crayons and the bright vibrant colours glide smoothly on the paper. Littlelish and I took them out to play in the sunshine yesterday….

Crayon rocks are made with American soy bean wax and other natural waxes and are available at http://www.bambinogreen.co.uk. Bambino Green is an online gift shop for children stocking 100% world friendly products (which means fair trade and created with respect for the environment). Their products are all carefully sourced and beautifully wrapped which means they are perfect for sending straight to the lucky receiver!

We are definitely planning on doing a style spot on Green Bambino in the near future because they have so many FAB items we want to share with you all but for now Bambino Green are kindly offering some Crayon Rocks to one lucky winner!

All you need to do to enter is fill in your details with the Rafflecopter below. The winner will be chosen on the 31st of May.
Good luck!

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Yesterday I joined a group of mummy bloggers at Lakeside Arts centre in Nottingham to work on the new Luminarium, Exxopolis. We met the lovely Kim and Emily from Architects of Air who set about the rather challenging task of explaining how to actually glue together a giant coloured pvc stained glass window…. and let me tell you it is not as easy as you might think!

PVC is shiny on one side and dull on the other but even spotting the difference between dull and shiny proved difficult to the untrained eye! The shiny side of the PVC forms the outer structure of the sculpture and the dull side the inner. The windows are put together in a penrose geometric pattern as often found in islamic architecture. Each individual shape must be seamed together with the next shape connecting the shiny side to the dull side with an exact half each seam. Make your head hurt? Mmmmm it was rather complicated. There was also the fact that this sculpture is a giant inflatable that must withstand all weather conditions and travel the world from -20 degrees in Sweden to the Arizona desert. No pressure then!

As I had never met any of the other mummy bloggers in person before it was good to connect the faces and personalities to the blogs and I had some really lovely chats in between concentrating quite intently on the task at hand. It was great for me, as a new blogger, to pick their brains on blogging tips in particular how they get twitter to work for them (I am so majorly overwhelmed by it every time I log in!). I found that quite a few of us shared interests, theatre, design, vintage, bicycles, charity shops and of course blogging and children! I felt immediately accepted by my fellow East Midland bloggers Alexander residence, The Ana Mum Diary, Minibreak Mummy, My gorgeous boys, Lovechicliving, Fragments from Firfly Phil, The Crumby Mummy, Helloit’sgemma, Baby Budgeting, Mummy Musings and lastly but of course by no means least the famous Mammasaurus who was visiting Nottingham on her UK tour raising money for #blogitforbabies  a Save The Children campaign. So thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you all :)

Cannot wait to see the sculpture fully inflated and admire our hard work in all its glory, preferably without leaks, fingers crossed!

Don’t worry you are not too late to reward us for our hardwork. You can still text XVRL71£1 to 70070 for #Blogitforbabies, Save The Children campaign.

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I am so excited. My birch tree carvings are getting great reviews over on Etsy. I think it appeals to all the romantics without being too over the top and girly (I guess a bit like it’s creator). I am still taking orders for valentines so let me know if you’d like one making for your beloved.

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