How to make your party memorable

We all love to party and have fun with our friends and family, but sometimes events can be bit of a chore. We eat the same foods, do the same things for entertainment and see the same faces. Eventually, it’ll just get boring and we’ll probably stop going to as many parties as we used to […]

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The Funny Bones family – our Halloween costumes

In my opinion it’s never too early to be talking about Christmas, bonfire night or Halloween, so when my brother asked me if I could sort out a costume for my niece and nephew for their first ever trick-or-treating session at the end of the month, I set to work. I found the best possible […]

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Back to school and more dressing up!

Now that the little ones are all back to school and the new term in is full swing (with mock exams going on this week – good luck teens!) I’ve been adding the official term dates to the calendar and have spotted another important date for your diaries – World Book Day on March 6 2014.  I […]

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DIY scary skeleton Halloween costume

It’s Halloween this week and as usual I don’t have any budget for a costume for all those parties I’ll be going to. But I’m not worried about that because I personally think that Halloween is about making-do and creating some crazy costume yourself that no one else will be wearing – the tattier the better in some […]

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Party ideas ~ Photo Wall

Another feature of our anniversary party was the photo wall. We had a doorway that we needed to cover to stop guests going into the room, so we decided that we would cover it with a sheet of fabric and use it as a backdrop for a photo-booth style photo-wall. So I stitched a wide hem […]

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One of my absolute favourite things to make

Yes, I’ve been making tutus this week, as usual – but I was extra-excited when a custom order arrived for a fabulous rainbow ballet tutu because this really is one of my favourite tutus! I love using the bright colours and also enjoy the challenge of getting 2 full rainbows (front and back) to match up while […]

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It’s festival season ~ Next up: Latitude Festival in Suffolk

Its less than two weeks to go until this year’s Latitude Festival, which is technically my ‘local’ festival, being held just up-the-road at Henham Park, near Southwold in Suffolk. I’ve been a Latitude festival fan since I first went in 2008 and it’s grown considerably over the years – probably due to its family-friendly-ness and its always being […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Pinup Couture

I am delighted to report that my special birthday shoes have finally arrived and I am head-over-heels (excuse the pun) about them! Here’s the exciting moment that I unwrapped them for the first time:     This has unleashed a whole new obsession for me: Pin-Up Couture. What a fabulous range by fancy dress favourite […]

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University Freshers – some advice from a graduate!

If you’re packing for university this week here’s my words of wisdom (!) of moving away to uni – I reckon you’ll think “oh I wish I’d brought that with me” on more than one occasion but its true that space is tight in Halls – You usually only get a TINY wardrobe (smaller than […]

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Latitude festival on the Sunshine Coast

I would really like to recommend this festival to all music, comedy and literature lovers and I have had the best times of my life at Latitude festival over the past few years! This years line up is excellent, featuring the likes of Paolo Nutini, Suede, The National, Paloma Faith and KT Tunstall in the […]

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Fancy festivals in 2011

Looking back photos of music festivals that my friends and I attended in the past couple of years, there has definitely been a noticable increase in the quantity of festival-goers who see fancy dress as a key part of their festival wardrobe. This year we are in fact choosing which festivals to attend based on […]

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Festival on the Sunshine Coast

    As the summer festival season approaches I’d like to share an article with you that I read last year. Kate Sampson of She magazine writes about her experience of festivals in the June 2010 issue, in particular Latitude festival in Suffolk, which I have attended a number of times; “Around us were children […]

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I heart summer festivals – its all about the Fairy Fair!

I am so excited to be involved with the Fairyland Trust’s fairy fair this year. This year’s fundraising Fairy Fair (29th and 30th May) looks set to be the biggest and best ever. Set in the beautiful grounds of Holt Hall, Norfolk, this magical family day out is not to be missed. First the very […]

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