Mermaids` Makings

Monthly Archives: January, 2012


It is such a joy when your child takes out your handmade toys to play with! So today whilst I was doing the dishes she took out the playground and played … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment


Play a game! Take a pipe cleaner and attach a cone on top of it with sticky tape. Scrunch up a small piece of tissue paper.. put it inside the … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Lil` Pressie..

.. for a lil` girl. And nope- no pink this time. Click here to see how to make this pretty muffin case flower!

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Octonauts Once Again :)

We made some more  bits and pieces for our Octonaut Play. Some “sunken treasure” and Vegimals.  The Vegimals are half veggie and half tuna creatures who take care of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Springy Pom Pom Pencil Toppers

Here are some pom pom pencil toppers. It is one of the Mister Maker minute makes. And it really takes only a minute to make it. You just glue the … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Door Handle Decoration

Here`s something for the Nurture Store. Whilst I was busy making some cards Lil Mermaid took out some pipe cleaners, beads and grabbed a little piece of my leftover card … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Valentine Flowers and Wormies

I needed a quick present last week, so I made some flowers and wormies just like last year. For the flowers I used three layers, but thinner paper this time … Continue reading

January 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Bunk Bed for Dollies

We gave our dollies a bunk bed that we made out of two little cardboard boxes. And they also got some nice pillows and blankets made out of an outgrown … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Octonaut Land

Welcome to  Octonaut Land. It was so much fun to put together the ocean using fabric, blue egg carton and bubble wrap. The coral reef is made out of kitchen … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tihased ja Leevikesed- Blue Tits and Bullfinches

These Blue Tits and Bullfinches are made of two rectangles. I just rolled one up and my little on drew legs and a branch. *** Linked to: “It`s Playtime!“, “Kids … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Peg Recipe Holders

We made some Peg Valentines today. I used two different patterned cards but Lil Mermaid preferred the same pattern all the time. These are supposed to be elephants.. but.. :D … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dolls’ School

First of all our dolls (Lucy and Annie) had an art lesson… Then the bell rang (or to be exact, the snake charmer came…) The girls went outside to play … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Some beautiful Estonian stars

I made some stars using the Estonian national colours. In the middle, I glued a picture of a cornflower and a barn swallow (our national flower and bird). They make … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 2 Comments


Lil Mermaid made a picture of her playing football with her best friend. I love how she used some “Littlest Petshop” stickers on the drawing. *** Linkig to: “The Play … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Puzzle Fish

*** Linked to: “Kids Get Crafty“, “Monday Madness“,

January 10, 2012 · 10 Comments

Thank You Cards

We made some Thank You cards  today. They`ll go with some Estonian chocolates and  calendars  tomorrow. I folded an A4 coloured card in half and then partially folded it again. … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 1 Comment


Today we played with our ponies and their stables, or mainly with three of them. The largest one was mummy, the medium one was Eddie ( a naughty 12 year … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Blue, Black and White

We made handprints today. It was fun  making our hands all messy, and this time we made daddy join in too.  He wasn’t spared.  As Estonian Independence Day is coming … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

If you don’t have enough snow for a snowman, just build your own…

Thanks Jamie, for the cute idea :) I used card for the eyes, nose and mouth and attached magnets underneath. The scarf is stapled together in the middle and there … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Yarn Stars- Lõngast Tähekesed

Two years ago I saw these cuties in Pam`s blog and I made  LOTS of the stars (well they looked like snowflakes to me at first) that Christmas. And this … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · 3 Comments


We have a little “Octonauts” fan at home.  She got a couple of figurines for Christmas and we have bought both “Octonauts” magazine issues that have been published so far … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 6 Comments



January 2012

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