Friday, 9 January 2015

The Art of Crochet 4 Kids ~ Product Review

I was so pleased to receive this dvd to review.
My son Little Red is 8 years old and is just starting to
show an interest in crochet.

This DVD is ideal.
It uses cartoon characters and kids to teach other kids how to crochet.

The dvd starts off with the brilliant yodelling Alpaca character and his sisters.
They teach the basics and then it's onto the children teaching
them some more.
The dvd goes through each part slow enough for the children
to follow but not too slow so they can't keep up.
With it being a dvd it's easy to rewind and pause if they miss something.

Little Red really enjoyed the Alpaca Characters and loved the fact
that Ryan was a similar age to himself.
Little Red has tried a few chains but I think it might be another
6 months for him to have the attention span to progress.
However my friends daughter has borrowed the dvd with a huge success.
She has watched it multiple times and I am happy to say she has already started
her first project.

The video doesn't only include instructions it also includes
some brilliant fun projects for them to make.

I love the fact that the dvd has the cartoons to keep the children interested.
The hole dvd is kept fun but educational.
I also love the fact that children of similar ages are used to teach them and both sexes.
Sometimes boys won't learn something because they feel it's for girls.
This dvd bridges that thought and changes it as there are boys throughout.

Crocheting is a fun skill for kids to learn as it helps with
maths, concentration , fine motor skills and much, much more.

I would highly recommend this dvd!!!
I hope to be showing you Little Reds makes in the future :-)

I received the dvd to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Blaze On ~ Fairy Lights ~ Product Review

Wicker Star - LED 20
Blaze On

I love fairy lights and I think they are fantastic for any décor
and any time of the year.

Blaze On is a small company that has over 400 unique designs
and works with over 20 family businesses in Thailand
and is based on fair trade to all, including you!

The lights come in beautiful packaging.
The box is made out of recycled materials.
Everything about the product has been thought about.
You feel like you are buying a quality product with the individual touch.

They have an amazing array of designs.
I decided to choose the wicker stars as I thought
it was something we could use all year
and with them being a plain colour they would go with any décor.

The service is fantastic, they came so quickly.
They are of a fantastic quality and you just know that they are
going to last.

The lights are ethically crafted decoration on clear 20 LED light string with UK plug.
High energy efficiency with up to 10 years life (bulbs never needed).
5 metre overall length (3m decorated, 2m between plug and first lamp).
CE approved and meets the European Safety Standards EN60598-2-20

The lights are for indoor use and are safe to a very high standard.
I am not concerned about anything with this product.
The only problem we are going to have is where they are going to be put.
Little Red has already asked if he can have them in his room.

I think they are going to look brilliant with our Halloween themed room.
I also think they will be a brilliant addition to our Christmas Decorations.

Although I chose a wicker plain colour it doesn't mean you have to.
They have an amazing array of different designs and colours.
You are sure to find something that matches your décor or theme.

Not only do they look beautiful when they are switched on they are
also as beautiful off.

Check out some of their amazing designs:
Wicker Star - LED 20 Ambient Balls - LED 20
Cabbage Rose - LED 20 Natural Leaf - LED 20
Daisy - LED 20 Enchanted Garden - LED 20
Large Lantern - LED 20 Orchid - LED 20

Or if you don't want fairy lights how about some beautiful Tea Lights

Tea Lights Tea Lights Tea Lights
Tea Lights Tea Lights Tea Lights

So why don't you check out the Blaze On site
and see which design is your favorite.

Chelsea Rose - LED 30

I received the product to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Twenty to Make Rubber Band Jewellery ~ Book Review

Twenty to Make
Rubber Band Jewellery
by Pam Leach
ISBN: 978-1782211907
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 5th July 2014
RRP: £4.99

Available in Book & eBook format from Search Press

Wow can you believe another fantastic book
in the Twenty to Make range!

This book is different from any of he rubber band jewellery
books I've seen.
It's full of fantastic ideas to add items to your
rubber band jewellery to give them a whole new look.

Just look at the array of different bracelets you can make
using the easy to follow patterns and techniques.

You can choose everything from the basic bracelet design,
which is what I made.

To more complicated designs:

Where you can beads and dangles to make them look
even more special and unique.
You can use each of the designs to make your own look.

The book shows you everything you need to know to make
everything from earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, keyrings, charms to headbands.

This would make a brilliant gift and why not make
some items in the book for gifts!

You get full step-by-step instructions for each of the projects
+ you also get photos to show you different parts.
Each of the projects lists all the materials you will need
and as rubber loom bands aren't expensive it isn't going to break the bank.
This book is packed full of information, help and brilliant projects.
It's well worth the fantastic price!
As usual a fantastic book in the Twenty to Make range!!

Available in Book & eBook format from Search Press

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Rubber Band Loom Fun ~ Book Review

Rubber Band Loom Fun
ISBN: 978-1464715785
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: 07 Jan 2014
RRP: £5.99

also available direct from
in both eBook or Book format

Rubber Bands are so popular.
It's fantastic fun and it's a craft that's suitable
for both girls and boys.

Fishtail Diamond

I love Leisure Arts books!
They are so easy to follow and so much fun.

Single Triple Single

The designs are fantastic.
Each design comes with step-by-step instructions.
No only do you get the ideas for bracelets
you also get the ideas for rings, necklaces & headbands.

Double Rhombus Butterfly Blossoms

I love the different bright colours they use.
They are such fun!

Chain Mail Zippy Chain (first image)

Little Red has a list of the ones he wants to make.

Zippy Chain (second image)

There are quite a few designs in the book that I hadn't seen before!
Each design looks so different and each one gives a different style.
Rubber bands are cheap and easily accessible.
It's a fantastic craft for all ages and both sexes.

This book would make a fantastic gift for any child.
As the weather worsens it's brilliant to have things
that kids can do indoors.

I made Little Red a bracelet in his favourite colours:
Gold & Red
Oh look it fits me :-)

also available direct from
in both eBook or Book format

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.