Ultimate Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Brownies are hugely popular in the Letstrythisathome house. They’re incredibly easy to make and pretty much foolproof, even with ‘help’ from the smallest chefs in the family. The last time we made some, Chief Stick Collector announced that the mixture looked like Nutella. Lightbulb moment! We added a large dollop of Nutella to the mixture, and waited even more impatiently than usual to see how...Comments 0
Easy Paper Flower Craft
Our season tree project got derailed when Bird Girl took such a shine to April’s incarnation – the rainbow tree – that any attempt to redecorate it was met with howls of protest. The rainbow tree now has pride of place in Bird Girl’s bedroom, and for a while I contemplated calling time on the tree-decorating over the summer months, while more exciting and demanding projects, like our vegetable patch,...
Paper Rainbow Craft
We’re a bit late to the party with our April season tree, since it’s now May. April usually means April showers, but we decided we needed something more cheerful (not to mention easier to make!), and settled on rainbows. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves, but a quick how-to follows the pictures anyway. If anyone has any bright ideas for our May decorations...
Honey Oat Muffins
We have been looking for a muffin recipe that feels a bit more healthy. I know muffins aren’t supposed to be a health-food, but these ones, with the addition of oats, and using vegetable oil instead of butter seemed a bit less ‘naughty’ than others. Although, we discovered that they taste delicious if you slice them open when they’re still a little...
Spring sheep decorations
“The thing about doing crafts with small children”, said my sister, “is that it seems like a fun idea, but it almost always ends up being really annoying.” She has a point. It can be incredibly frustrating, to the point that sometimes the effort, mess and irritation seem to outweigh the potential for enjoyment and prevent you even getting started. But she had got me...
Easy home-made child’s apron
How to turn a tea-towel into a child's apron, with minimum sewing.
February seems to have come round quickly, and it’s time to re-decorate our seasonal tree. If it’s February, then it has to be Valentine-themed, which, as everyone knows, means hearts. But before embarking on our tree, I made a paper heart garland. There are plenty of tutorials online for how to do this, so I won’t bore you with a step-by-step guide. (If you want...
Celebration chocolate cupcakes
I decided to usher in the New Year by giving the blog a shiny new look. And for the first post of the New Year and the new look, it had to be cupcakes, and they had to be chocolate… and sort of starry.
In previous posts I have mentioned having a plan to spruce up our playroom / dining room. Well, it had stalled for a while. The next thing on my list to tackle was getting an extending dining table and some chairs. The table needed to start off small enough not to get in the way when the room was in play-room mode, but extend to...
Mantel Makeover – Part Two
In Mantel Makeover – Part One I shared the story of how I thought I had really messed up renovating our playroom mantelpiece; and promised to show you the final outcome in Part Two. Where did I get to? … Ah yes, the Duck Egg Blue was an improvement on the disastrous Florence, but there was still something Not Quite Right. The finish looked a bit...