Mermaids` Makings

Category Archives: books

Karius And Baktus

I love hunting in charity shops and car boot sales for interesting childrens’ books. So my latest star buy is: It`s kind of nostalgic because I used to read this … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Today`s Christmas book is: We could do with this super sleigh today (or perhaps not as Santa should have trusted his faithful reindeer instead of in an unproven sleigh which … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 2 Comments

Dollies, Dollies

Meet Swety. This is what Lil Mermaid called her dollie…you pronounce it `sweetie` :) Here is  another Christmas present. Sometimes these sets are quite good but I tend to hide … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

School Fayre

We had a Christmas Fayre today at school. It was fun like always. Lots of different activities to take part in, Father Christmas (or perhaps his grandson in this case!) … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ballerina Ballerina

Today was Lil Mermaid’s best friend’s birthday party – at a beauty salon – Mack Hair & Beauty . They did a great job and Lil Mermaid thought the party … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 3 Comments

3-d Christmas Picture

My little one had to make a 3- d Christmas Picture for her homework and this is what she did! She used cabbage to print the background. I helped her … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

A Geography Day

We had a geography day today. Our grandparents came over and brought lil mermaid an early Christmas present- a LeapFrog map and an interesting card game. So in the afternoon … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · 2 Comments

Paper Plate Snowmen Cards

Well, have you “pinned” THIS wonderful paper plate snowman yet? I did! I got so excited that I made a whole army of them. These are actually Christmas cards – … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 5 Comments

Paper Plate Food Diary

This is another piece of my daughter`s homework. She had to write a food diary for a week. We chose to use paper plates to make a book. How neat … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

How to Write a Book

My daughter loves to write all sort of labels and notes and… books. To make books she takes an A4 sheet of  paper, folds in in half and then in … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

Busy Caterpillars

Reading about Eric Carle`s birthday over at “An Amazing Child” was a good reminder that it was time to take out one of our favorite books again. This was when … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

Sipsik in the City

Today we made some city scenes. Annabel helped me with the first one. We got our inspiration from Mister Maker of course. No surprise there. We are going to use … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

World Book Day

We have been thinking of writing about the books that Annabel likes reading for a while. As it is Book Day today it`s a perfect time to start. Here are … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Toothfairies, Teddys and Golf

Annabel LOVES to play with her furry friends. Especially with her  teddy bears. She does everything with them- plays school, hospital.. cooks for them, puts them to bed, takes them … Continue reading

March 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This is Annabel`s favourite story lately. She has read it over and over again making different voices and faces… It is a story of about 3 billy goats who want … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · 3 Comments

Town Mouse and Country Mouse

My daughter`s  favourite book lately has been “Town Mouse and Country Mouse”. She knows it by heart already and “reads” it to us all the time. So today I made … Continue reading

December 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hungry Caterpillars

My daughter  got this book for Christmas.  It was our first time meeting  The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We all enjoyed it very much. It has nice big stickers inside and … Continue reading

January 2, 2010 · 9 Comments



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