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!!!!!!

 

Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots

It is all in the name with these new dolls! Tinsy winsy weeny tots are small, tiny, little baby dolls that fit in the palm of your hand!

Our girls love to have something to collect and these dolls will not disappoint as there is 15 in total. They look very lifelike with great detail on their faces with lovely little expressions and of course, they have squashy soft bodies so they are great for hugging.

Another lovely touch is that each Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tot comes with his or hers own hospital wrist tag with its name and date of birth which is another feature that our girls loved.

The box the individual babies come in double up as a cardboard cot for them. They have lovely tiny outfits for them to wear and they come with a little toy, We had Baby Mia dress in a pink pajama outfit with a rattle and baby Logan dressed in a blue baby grow with his own ball. Some of the other outfits on the other babies are very cute with Millie on a rabbit snowsuit and India in a pink bedy bag and her hat has ears on.

Along with the 15 different Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots to collect there are 3 accessory sets complete with a doll too, we have a lovely out and about set with a pram with a moving handle nappy and nappy bag everything your little one will need to take their Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tot out and about. There is also a Bedtime set with a lovely crib and the collectors case is a compact carry case has different compartments to put your baby dolls in their cots, drawers and cupboards to keep all their clothes and accessories and a fold out nusery comes with another doll and a selection of accessories including a bath and both great to keep theTinsy Winsy Weeny Tot up together

The individual tots are £7.99 each and the sets start at £14.99 these are great for birthday or christmas gifts with an age range of 3 to 7 years old these are available to buy from smyths.

 

Make Your Own Mermaid Charm Jewelry

 

Our little ones love nothing more than putting their bracelets and necklaces on and dressing up and they are very big into Mermaids and all things to do with the sea, so that makes this set perfect. This set has all this covered and more.

We had hours of entertainment had when we were making some of these and great for the imagination too, talking about how and when we would wear them on our underwater adventures. The set comes with everything you need, lots of different coloured round beads, a selection of shell, starfish beads and pearls! Also metal charms in the shapes of seahorses and mermaids.  

This set is easy for little hands to do on their own, with 4m of stretch cord there are endless possibilities for charm bracelets.  They have great clasps so you are able to keep your bracelets together and makes them easy to put them on your wrist and take off again.  The box the set comes in also has separate compartments to keep all these bits together and a see-through lid that comes on and off, great to stop these beads being tipped up and going all over the craft cupboard!!

This set is one of many that will keep your budding maker and doer’s quiet for hours. With Mermaids and Snowflake charm sets and many more from around £12.95 and for ages 8 and up they make great rainy day craft day ideas or a present for your little one’s friends birthday,  these would go down a treat!

Zoomer Zupps Tiny Pups

Great little interactive toys from ages 4 and up and at a cost of around £15 they are a great price too.

The girls love all things small and are really into their animals so these make great gifts and good for a gift if they are off to a birthday party.

The Zoomer Zupps pups are like having real pups in many ways, They respond to touch pet them on their heads or press their nose and they make puppy sounds. As you play with them the happier they will get.  Their eyes light up and with 5 to collect they each have their own unique look and a secret trick that they will do for you.  The come with a collector card to help you know what you have to collect or to have your favourite dog from a poodle or a beagle.  With these Zoomer Zupps being pocket-sized, it makes them even cuter!

They are well made and easy to use for the little ones, so great for these little hands Eve has!! 

The Zups Pups will bark & love you in their own special way the more you play and interact with the puppies. There is also a handy on/off button to save batteries and your blood pressure in the middle of the night 😛 .  They do require batteries but they are included.

There are lots of dogs in the Zoomer family big and small that are interactive and fun to play with. Not just dogs either, they have dinosaurs too!