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Monday Happy List {Week 261}

limited edition 2019 Blue Peter badge

I love to start the week by writing the Monday Happy List. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures – it’s a post I always enjoy writing.

Monday Happy List {Week 261}

I packed a lot into last week. I started with a trip into London for the Cricut Meet and Greet. I spent a fun few hours learning more about Infusible Ink, the EasyPress Mini and how you can now use Design Space offline. It was great to meet other crafters and see how they use their Cricut machines.

My children had a visit from the writer Jim Smith last week. He wrote the Barry Loser and Future Ratboy books which they both love. They were allowed to draw along with him while he talked and they both came home with an amazing sheet of doodles. My son loves drawing and making his own cartoons so this was just the best day at school for him. We even stayed behind after school so Jim could autograph his sheet of drawings!

Both my children are pretty creative but my son has been working hard to get as many Blue Peter badges as he can. Each one has different requirements but he was delighted to earn his limited edition 2019 Sports badge by trying out the climbing walls at Rock Up Watford.

On Saturday I was lucky to spend the day at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally with a friend. I couldn’t wait to go fabric shopping and also try some workshops! We learned how to make coiled pots and try out machine paper piecing, both of which I’ve wanted to try for ages.

how to machine sew a coiled pot

Over the next few months I’m going to be working with Yodomo as an ambassador. Yodomo brings the expertise of independent artists and makers directly to you via online workshops and craft kits you can try at home. I’m excited to tell you more about my first project soon.


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    Rebecca Smith
    October 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Well done to your son for getting the Blue Peter badge! The Cricut Meet & Greet looks like it was a lot of fun

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    Rhian westbury
    October 14, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    I didn’t even know Blue Peter badges were even a thing any more, congrats for your son getting another one x

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    Sarah Bailey
    October 14, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    It sounds like you have a great week. Well done to your son getting all sorts of Blue Peter badges that is awesome!

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    Hollie Burgess
    October 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Loving the new look Blue Peter badge! Love that you had a fab week – might start doing this blog post myself!

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    October 16, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Love the idea of trying out a craft kit at home. Sounds so much fun!

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    Melanie williams
    October 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Sounds like a productive week for sure. Gosh Blue Peter takes me back, I used to love that show when I was younger. Good luck with your son a=gaining his badges xx

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    Jennifer Gladwin
    October 16, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Aw a Blue Peter badge! That takes me back! My kids love Jim Smith’s books.

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    Elizabeth Williams
    October 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Love that you make a Monday happy list. Well done on your son getting his Blue Peter sports badge, my son has a couple of them.

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    Playdays and Runways
    October 18, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I am looking forward to hearing more about how you are working with Yodomo

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