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The Growing Story by Ruth Krauss and Helen Oxenbury

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I came accross this book in our local library amd fell in love with the illustrations straight away so it had to be bought! I often struggle to find books in the library that I really like so I was pleased when I came accross it. The story is of a boy who is growing, he has a puppy who he watches grown, he goes through all of the seasons before finally realising that he has grown too.

The story is gentle and descriptive and the illustrations really capture the different seasonal changes. I often change the story when I read it as the illustrations seem to have too much more to talk about than what is in the words alone.

Seasonal book basket: Winter

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I’ve been looking forward to getting the Winter book collection out – they have to be my favourite!

Here are some of the books in our Winter book collection:

It seems the best season for snuggling indoors with T and reading a Winter story whilst keeping warm indoors.

I really love the illustrations in Shirley Hughes’ book – ‘Lucy and Tom’s Christmas’ – but then I love all of Shirley Hughes’ books.

A crafty week

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I’ve been busy adding some more goodies to my Etsy store this week. I’ve made a donut, a couple of fish and a lollipop. I used a different type of felt for the lollipop though I much prefer working with the 100% wool felt. I also finally finished off a little tunic too and thought I would add a dress to the collection. I finished it ages ago and I have spent months deciding if I should list it on Etsy or dress my girl in it. Judging by the amount of hardly worn pinafores that my little girl already has I decided it best to list it in my store! :

Have you entered in the giveaway yet? NO?? Make sure you do! – You have a chance to get your hands on a great trio of cleaning priducts from Natural and Clean – click here for the giveaway………there’s nothing to lose!

And head over to ‘Handmade Monday’ too to catch up with some more crafty bloggers.

I’ve got a few patterns here for some other things too – I think I’m going to start on a super sweet pair of baby shoes next. Hope you’ve all had a good week too!

Introducing my first SPONSORS!!

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Things are going well in the world of blogland and now that this blog has been (almost) running for a whole year I have decided to have sponsors on my page.

The first 3 lovely sponsors are…..

  • Natural and Clean – the UK’s cleaning specialist offers a wide range of innovative and
    environmentally-friendly household, travel and pet cleaning products to  leave
    your home fresh, clean and odour-free.
  • Bubbaboom.com – Cool baby t-shirts, retro toddler tees, personalised organic toddler and kids clothing, unique Organic baby babygrows, Cool kids organic slogan tshirts for ages 0 – 10 years and some for grown ups too.  Superior quality cotton children’s t-shirts.
  • Beneath The Rowan Tree – At BTRT you will find quality handcrafted items made with natural materials.  Their toys are made in the Waldorf tradition of simple, child-led, open-ended toys from nature that inspire imagination.

I will soon be hosting a giveaway for each of these fantastic companies so watch this space!………………