A Raincoat for Spring

dsc_0272Yes Spring! Today it feels like it has arrived. Sunshine and crocuses blossoming in my garden.

The last raincoat I made for myself a couple of years ago turned out to be more showerproof than waterproof. This turns out to be the case with most shop bought raincoats too, and I prefer a raincoat that actually keeps out rain, and lots of it, not just a quick shower.

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Birthday dress up

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As my youngest daughter’s birthday falls just after Halloween we celebrated with a small fancy dress party with a Halloween themed treasure hunt, a haunted house cake, Day of the Dead decorations and printing activity (which I blogged about over at Petit a Petit and Family). For anyone who’s read this blog before it’s probably no secret that I delight in making a costume, but honestly a princess costume wasn’t really what I had in mind. It was however, very firmly what my 4 year old had in mind and no amount of anti-princess culture rants from me could change it. Continue reading