The next little project for me and my little helpers has been these little owl & rabbit keyrings we have been making.

I do advise that if you do any sort of sewing project with the kids get needle threaders! As there were lots of different colours I found myself constantly threading cotton into needles as the kids couldn’t do it.


There are a few things you need

* coloured felt and matching color threads
* assorted coloured buttons
* black beads (for eyes)
* cotton wool for stuffing
* assorted scraps of material
* ribbon – make sure its quite thin
* key ring loops
* black embroidery thread (for detailing)

First we made a couple of templates in cardboard, then we all cut 2 pieces of felt from each of the templates and sewed them together leaving a small gap to stuff them. Templates were also made for owl wings and bunny bellies which were made from scraps of material.


Once the stuffing hole was sewn up details were added, bunny ears, eyes (black beads), owl beaks and little buttons. Finally we attached a piece of ribbon to enable the key ring loop to go onto it.

There you go as easy as that! My 8yr old even went off and made a second one on his own :)

Almond butter

So I’m having one of those, I really don’t wanna eat that it’s full of all sorts of nastys and chemicals months!

My target at the mo is Margarine, if bacteria refuse to live in margarine or vegetable fat spread then how good can it actually be for us?

In my search for alternatives I found almond butter.

Behold! The magic of almond butter


Now I say its magic as there is 1 ingredient, almonds, yes that is it just almonds. They spent a good 10 mins of their life being chopped nuts and just as I was giving it up as a bad job BAM! The oils in the nuts released and it became a peanut butter type consistency.

I spread mine on toast and it was yummy, I recommend giving it a try just make sure you have a good blender/mixer.