Friday, August 26, 2011

Our "BusyBag" Swap!

Sorry folks, I did mean to share our busybag swap with you earlier this week but I've been a tiny bit busy planning sonny-boy's birthday party (a teddy bear's picnic) which is this weekend... as usual I've bitten off a tad more than I can otherwise chew but I'm sure it'll all work out on the day!! AND I have no doubt it will be fodder for a billion blog posts next week as I debrief on all the gory details, friends!

Last week, I posted about the concept of the busy-bags and a how-to on making your own mini-chalkboards; my own creative contribution to the project!

Well, on Monday night I visited the lovely Emma from Storehouse Project's home with bag of mini-chalkboards in tow. They'd been quite labour intensive, but something told me it would be worth it. And I wasn't disappointed:

Aside from being a great way to meet new people and get involved in something crafty (even if you don't believe you are v artistically inclined) -- there is something self satisfying about having a little box filled to the brim with crafty activities to entertain your young-un's at a moment's notice... I'm hiding mine and bringing them out one-by-one -- yesterday I pulled out the coloured noodles and Fern had a blast for half an hour while I was madly tearing about tidying up the house creating "noo-noo" necklaces! And the best bit is that each activity is designed to be packed away and used again... how handy is that?!

Seriously folks, have a think about doing this in your area -- I can't rave about it enough!

Anyway -- there is a Teddy Bear's picnic in two days... and I havn't quite got around to planning a menu yet. Best get onto that. 

Have a great weekend... pray for good weather for me? A Teddy Bear picnic is not quite so glam hosted in the garage!!



  1. Glad it turned out to be such a successful night. Let us know which activity packs Fern seems most interested in. Good luck with all the paryt planning, I know you and it will be super duper perfect with all your attention to detail and planning. Can't wait for all the 'debriefing posts'. Big hugs xx

  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea. This whole concept is genius! Fun and creative and exceptionally cool. I hope my mothers group is up for the challenge!!
    Thanks for the great idea. x p.s. check out my giveaway this week


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