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10 Fun Alternatives to the Christmas Jumper

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Usually we whole-heartedly embrace the Christmas Jumper, but it won't be long until my son is officially 'too cool' to wear a big jumper with a snowman and flashing lights on it (he is nearly a tween after all), so here are some alternative ideas for wearing this Christmas. Some aren't jumpers at all (wait till you see the amazing Candy Cane cocktail hat!) and some are ironic or alternative Christmas jumpers, but all of them give you a different way of expressing your Christmas spirit through your wardrobe over the coming weeks! Which of my top 10 is your...

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Sometimes I Like Doing Real Drawing Too...

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I love designing and drawing on my iPad, it's quick and easy(ish) and I can draw whenever I have a spare minute: whether I'm waiting in the car park on the school run, sitting in Costa or even Netflixing my latest American crime series. Sometimes though it's nice to get some nice thick paper and proper paints out and spend the afternoon doing something real. Nothing beats the satisfaction of working with proper paint!  Here are a few of my favourite pop icons: 60s model Twiggy and Han Solo. What do you think? P.S. sorry the picture at the top is...

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Who Hate Dressing Up

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I love Halloween! It's always been one of my favourite excuses to eat chocolate, watch scary movies and of course DRESS UP! So I find it hard to understand my son's reluctance to dress up. Even from an early age he shied away from fancy dress costumes - except for a few joyous months when he flatly refused to wear anything except a Spiderman costume. We were a source of great entertainment every time we went to Tesco. Sadly that only lasted a few months and then went back to his usual anti-fancy-dress stance. He's now 9 and will wear...

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Baby's First Halloween

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9 is a brilliant age, in fact I've loved every age that my son has been so far - even the terrible twos (although I may have forgotten the tantrums through the mists of time). But every now and again I'll get a bit broody and start thinking how lovely it would be to have a baby again. I find window-shopping usually distracts me from that idea so I've trawled through Etsy looking for the very finest (and cutest) costume ideas and accessories for babies at Halloween. It's a veritable cute-fest! I particularly love that knitted fox costume - isn't...

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Giveaway: Children's Animal A-Z T-Shirt

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is Lucy Carter, congratulations Lucy, we've emailed you about your prize! We're giving away one of our new range of Animal Alphabet T-Shirts to one lucky person! The collection has taken a while to design and I'd love to know what you think of the results - you have no idea how tricky finding animals for some letters were (J, U, N and Q were particularly tricky!) About the Prize: The prize is a T-Shirt from our Animal Alphabet Range in your choice of style, colour and size.  You can see the full...

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