I know what it’s like two weeks into the Summer holidays and you’ve exhausted all your ideas of how to keep the kids entertained for free and you just want 15 minutes peace!
This is the perfect solution and it works with most ages up to 11, I would say. Everyone loves a hunt, whether it’s at Easter or playing pirates. This hunt we have themed around animals and I call it the safari.
Basically, depending on your child’s age, hide a load of plastic animals around the garden.
The older the child the harder they are hidden and the more they have to find.
If you are really desperate for peace tell them there is one more than there actually is and they’ll looking all afternoon!
I hope this helps in you having fun this Summer and getting chance to sit down with a cup of tea.
Do you have any great tips on getting a bit of peace in the holidays? I’d love you to share them.
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Things have gone a little bit prickly around Craft with Cartwright towers recently. I have been invaded by cute little snuffly creatures. This week I have been mainly drawing and sewing Hedgehogs. Rarely seen around our parts these days, they remain a fond childhood memory and I love to draw the little critters.
Featured here are three of my new Hedgehog designs that can be found on cushions like these in my Redbubble store. As fabric in my Spoonflower and Woven Monkey stores or on many other products in my Zazzle and Society 6 stores.
I love the simplicity of the designs in black and white and a lot of my home furnishing designs are in the monochrome pallet.
However I got such good feedback when I first showed by designs on twitter, I thought they would also make great cross stitch patterns. So I added colour to bring their characters to life more and cute little floral frames.
This design has a more spring like floral frame and the other I gave a more Autumnal design to, as I thought he looked like he was getting ready to hibernate.
Both these patterns can be bought and downloaded instantly from my Craftsy store. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do as it’s where I showcase all my cross stitch patterns first.
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