Ballerina Cupcake toppers

My diva has decided the wanted a Dora the explorer Party. But not just any Dora party it must be Dora the ballerina. So now i have to throw 2 parties one at school and one at home with this theme.

This craft is for school. This is ballerina toppers.I saw and loved this idea but because i cant order from this shop i decided to try and make my own. i used Foam paper for the bodice. i just roughly sketched the bodice. Or you can find a template and print it out and the trace it onto the foam paper. and cut it out. Then i hot glued toothpicks to the back of the bodice.1Next i use crepe streamers. 2I thread a needle and thread through the middle of the streamer which i cut roughly 10-15cm long so that it can go around the bodice.after threading it through i straighten the paper and fold it in half. Once folded i start rouging the paper till it cant gather no more and make a not.

Then I hot glue each strand of rouges crepe paper to the bodice. I used 2 layers per bodice.3the first couple of times was trail and error till i found the technique and it went easier from then on.


Picture to Doll

My dd has started drawing legible dolls. And i decided to take one of her master pieces and turn it into a doll. I contacted my friend Natalie Kukard and asked if she could do this. and i sent her a picture of the drawing. and before you know it we had our doll.

picture to dollMy diva immediately recognised it, she even said mommy that is me. And named it Purple Poweration. she is so attached to her doll.

Easter Egg hunt

Its easter time and this year is the first year that i’m doing the egg hunt with my girls. So i really wanted to give them a great experience.. I saw these bunny baskets on pinterest and asked a friend, Natalie Kukard that is very good with sewing to make it for us. and she did a brilliant job. My eldest favourite colour is purple so her basket accessories were purple and my little diva is pink. Though she is too young to take part this year i thought i make it so they can have the same when she actually is old enough to take part. 1

I woke at the crack of dawn to set everything up for the girls. I made a card for them explaining what the “bunny” did (hiding eggs around the garden. and he left 2 special bunny friends  to help them look.01 2I also made a “dora the explorer ” type map for my 4yr old to follow. Carport, garden, Through the gate & playhouse. i encorporated the map as we will be having a Dora the explorer party in a few weeks time. So it is a nice exercise to make her get use to the map reading as im also planning on doing a map hunt at the party.5Then it was off to the hunt. I bought a few chocolate eggs but most of it is plastic eggs filled with non chocolate goodies like mini chocoloate chip cookes, Animal crackers, Dry wors, Mini bubbles, Bracelets and other trinkets. I also put on pink and purple tags on the eggs. Pink was for little diva and purple tags for big diva. So when my 4yr old found eggs she immediately knew which one was hers and which one she had to give to her sister.4 I even found a Dora egg 🙂

6And when everything was done she was very happy with her stash 7

Little Diva was also very excited. guess she was feeding off the excitement of big sister.8 9then it was time to taste. We found out toay that little diva is not a fan of the chocolate. she much rather preferred the salty treats we put in the plastic eggs. All in all it was a very exciting day. all my hard work and effort paid off in the end. So satisfying to see the joy in my kids faces.