The Great British Sewing Bee Sewing Studio

My oldest has been doing sewing club at school and is watching me while I’m using my sewing machines and desperately wants to have a go but I have always a little wary until now with  The Great British Sewing Bee Sewing Studio for ages 6 and over from around £43.00.

Now I am a fan of two things, number one sewing and number two, The Great British Sewing Bee, the show was and still is awesome and something that pushed me and Liv into the sewing world.

This is a fun and safe sewing machine for children to be able to get involved with sewing.

The machine comes with an easy to follow instructions in the form of a handy booklet. This machine is ideal for both a  beginner and someone who is more experienced. Everything your little one will need to start out is in the included in the box, including a first project kit for a clutch purse. There are a number of kits available from phones case to blankets.

There is a foot pedal so it is like a fully working grown-up machine, two spare needles, bobbins and a needle threader to help with that all-important task. There are patterns for the clutch bag and an assortment of fabrics.  Hours of fun can be had with this and is a great way to get your children involved with something else away from a screen. Sewing is a great hobby that could develop into something more. There are endless possibilities that can come from this sewing machine, clothes for dolls as well as people, bags and teddies. Liv loves being able to sew along with at me at home and I like knowing she has a safe machine to sew from, one that performs like a fully functioning machine that I would use. 

This is a great gift for Christmas and with the compact machine it will not take up much space and easy to store.

Here’s something made by Liv!

Mi-Mic Microphone

The Mi-Mic great Christmas present for any young girl or boy that likes to sing and perform either in front of the family or in their rooms, however, if they are anything like Eve, they will need a captive audience.

With different colors available to suit all tastes, you will find the perfect partner for your little one. 

With the Mi-Mic Bluetooth karaoke speaker you are able to sing along to any song direct from your device. You can add extra effects to the vocals by using the echo dial. The mic has 7 coloured lights that add to the performance!! And will flash along to the beat.

The Mi-Mic is Bluetooth compatible which is easy to pair with a device and with 2,5 hours of charging time via a usb connection with a lithium battery and up to 4 hours playing. You can be up to 10 meters away from device giving it a great range. It has full controls on the side within easy reach while singing you can pause, fast forward and rewind and of course the all-important volume control. The mic also has an sd card reader for music. The Mi-Mic will give you hours of fun as a great gift or even for some fun at a party.

Evie has had great fun with the freedom this Mic gives. I don’t think you can quite appreciate it until you have had on it on full run, on full blast, in the house, for several, long, loud hours. But let me promise you, this is the mic that can keep up the pace and have you all belting out tunes until the sun comes up. Or until mummy has heard its raining tacos for the 52nd time today and she just needs to hear something else.

The Mi-Mic is a love it hate it kind of toy. I love hearing the girls sing the sweet songs and belting out my own on the odd occasion, but I wish the girls didn’t know how to operate the volume!!!!!!