Dolls House Part 2…

We’ve got a little bit further with the dolls house, with a little help from birthday presents, one bedroom is almost complete, and other rooms are getting there.

Amber wanted a dressing table with makeup and brushes, I found this Sylvanian families desk with cute perfumes. Amber also wanted a clothes rail with hangers, this pretty gold rail was also Sylvanian families, I think it was meant for a shop but it fits the bill perfectly, and the LOL clothes fit on too.

This room is the girliest room there could possibly be, rose gold glitter, marble, pink and lace. Even the LOL pet is happy chilling out on the bed in this room, who do you reckon is having more fun with this dolls house, me or Amber?!

The living room is my current favourite room, I love the cage chair and the lace rug, this cactus I found in Flying Tiger gives it a homely feel. Now we just need to find a few last bits to finish the room properly.

How cute is this pram?! Perfect size for Amber’s LOL little sisters.

This kitchen is a whole lot busier than it was the last time I pictured it, perhaps a little too busy, but the LOL dolls have just been on a good shop… I think they are also about to have a party with the amount of cake there! The shopkins fridge is too big for the room really however Amber loves it and every kitchen needs a big pink fridge.

This room is a tad more minimalist, which means it’ll be rammed full soon! But check out that rug, I’m in love, it’s made from some scrap fur fabric.

This cat has found her perfect sunbathing spot…

So much left to do still; the pink floral room is turning into a nursery, the bathroom needs finishing off, the living room needs more furniture and then the outside needs a complete makeover…

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Zimpli Kids SnoBall Play…

We haven’t had any snow in Eastbourne this year, it doesn’t look too hopeful either buuut it’s ok Zimpli Kids has come to the rescue with SnoBall Play. Amber was very excited for snow so we thought we’d head to the beach, as it’s our favourite place and then the children could make as much mess and noise as they wished!

We mixed it up gradually as we heard you didn’t need to use as much water as the box states if you want snowballs that stay together and I was curious to see the different stages while it was mixed.

Amber’s face in this picture says it all, she was thrilled when it started looking exactly like snow. But not cold, which was a major bonus according to Amber.

Jasper has never experienced real snow yet, but loved feeling this stuff. The packet states for over 3 years so we just kept a close eye on him. Plus it also states that the product is non toxic.

So this is where it got really fun, I mean look at that cheeky face!

Jasper literally has no clue what is going on, but I’m loving this series of photos, you can see how it stays formed in the air then explodes when it hits, just like real snow!

We were all covered in it by the end, but it was easily brushed off, no damage at all. Before we left I added more water to some left over, it just dissolved away, so no harm done to the beautiful beach and not as much mess as I feared it could be.

The happiness in Amber’s face here is amazing, we definately need some more! When Jasper understands more, or for playing with Amber’s friends.

Amber reckoned that SnoBall Play was better than real snow as it’s not cold and it feels lovely (the words of a nearly 5 year old)

We were gifted this from Zimpli Kids but all opinions are our own!

DIY bow holder…

Amber’s bow collection is getting tad out of hand and desperately needed more storage. I’d made her one bow holder in the past and it’s so easy, and keeps clips looking pretty I thought I’d do a quick blog tutorial…

First off find a frame you like the look of, I found this frame in a charity shop for just £10. You will also need; ribbons, fabric to cover the backboard, cellotape and a glue gun.

Start by taking the frame apart, discard the glass and the picture as you won’t need them for this make.

Cover the backboard in your chosen fabric. I went with neon pink lace to match the cushions and toy sack made from this already in her room.

Next glue your ribbons to the back of the board, leaving them unglued at the front so that the bows can be pinned on. I went with mismatched ribbons as I was raiding my left over box to keep costs down, but Amber’s room is so eclectic it will work. I spaced the ribbons unevenly as some will hold big bows some small bows.

Put the frame back together and voila…

Amber’s bows mainly come from Little Lovelies by Jo-Anna, but we also have some pretties here from Pom & Minnie and Supercute Hairbows.

The neon pink looks a lot brighter on the cushion and ribbon than on the bow holder but in real-life it all matches perfectly. The ultimate pink princess room!

I had to pack the bows in tighter to get them all on, I’d better be on the hunt for another frame or ban myself from buying any more bows! I don’t think Amber will be short of hair accessories for a while, these gorgeous crowns by Aurora Fawn are to die for and a special mention has to go to Far Far Away for her cute fairy door, this was key in helping bribe Amber to sleep in her own bed!

Click here to have a look at the DIY Lace Dreamcatcher Wall Art which is still my favourite part of Amber’s room. I hope she never gets bored of them!