We love taking inspiration from everyday items and the stormy weather has been perfect for staying indoors and getting crafty. 3M have just launched Post-it Notes Colour Cubes, packs of Post-it Notes in a range of vibrant hues. We were sent a selection of the new Post-it Notes Colour Cubes and challenged to create a piece of Post-it artwork with our favourite colours.
Over the last week we’ve been inspired to have some fun indoors and so far we’ve made a photo booth backdrop, origami boxes and a temporary racetrack for cars!
We decided to create a London picture as the toddler loves maps at the moment. I let him pick the colours so we used the blue/green Post-it Notes Colour Cube.
First of all we copied the outline of Greater London onto a number of Post-it Notes and cut around it as closely as we could.
Then we chose our favourite London landmarks and copied them onto green Post-it Notes.
Finally we covered a canvas in the remaining colours to give a colourful backdrop to our picture and placed everything on top. A London picture created from Post-it Notes and a pair of scissors. What do you think?
Don’t forget to check out the Post-it UK Facebook page for more ideas. This post has been sponsored by 3M who provided a blank canvas and selection of Post-it Notes.
Have you heard about the exciting new exhibition called Mums Show Live!, the UK’s first show for parents of 4-12 year old children? The show is taking place at Alexandra Palace which is a brilliant venue (and right on my doorstep!), from 16th-19th May 2013.
There’s a range of really interesting speakers lined up, including:
· TV presenter and vocal coach Carrie Grant, who will be speaking candidly about her experiences raising children with learning difficulties
· Betty Herbert, a 35 year old sex expert, who will be offering her advice on how to keep your sex life exciting despite the pressures of being a full time parent
· And Nutritionist and author Fiona Kirk who can rant for Britain about the crazy lengths people go to to lose post-baby weight
And lots more! As well as great brands to check out and special offers to take advantage off, there are loads of exciting activities planned for children as well. For more information take a look at the Mums’ Show Live website.
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There are two prizes consisting of 2 tickets to Mums Show Live! which will be valid for the 16th-19th May 2013. The giveaway ends May 5th at 8pm. The two winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received and notified by email or their twitter handle. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available and travel to the venue is not included. UK only.
The winners are Kathy and James Holyland
We’re huge fans of the London Transport Museum so when we heard they had an open weekend at their depot we bought family tickets for today. The last time we went we didn’t have children so I was interested to see how our visit compared.
Happily we all had a great day out.
This year they’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the underground and we had the chance to see the newly restored Metropolitan Line Steam Locomotive No. 1 and the Metropolitan Jubilee Carriage 353 which was originally built in 1898 and is one of the oldest working underground carriages.
We queued for a ride on a steam train from the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales and a ride on the Acton Miniature Railway. The toddler enjoyed everything from the model displays to the Lego representation of Baker Street in 1863. There were also some great family activities but by the time we got to them we were just too tired to enjoy them, a day in the sunshine clearly took its toll!
I loved the huge drawers of Johnston type
as well as the racks and racks of destination boards and tube signs. The toddler was happy to run up and down therv aisles whilst I looked for a tube sign for our new station which sadly I couldn’t find. I consoled myself with a huge line plan of the Metropolitan line – the first purchase for our new house.
The official website for the London Transport Museum can be found here.