Category: Craft

Father’s Day: 20 thoughtful gifts that cost nothing

There are lots of great Father’s Day gifts you can buy, but let’s focus on the more important stuff – thoughtful gifts that cost absolutely zilch! Most of these are intended to be things you can help the kids to do for their dads, but no reason why many of them can’t be transferred to your own dad […]

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Last minute Mother’s Day printable gift vouchers

I don’t think I really truly appreciated Mother’s Day until parenthood hit me (sorry Mum). Breakfast in bed, something with a child’s hand print or scribble, flowers?… They’re all good, but we wanted to know what the Mum-folk REALLY wanted as a Mother’s Day treat so we asked and the hive-mind answered with some sort of break… time […]

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World Book Day… last minute inspiration!

World Book Day… What? When? Already?! Organised parents around the world who have their kids’ World Book Day costumes ready, I salute you. For me it’s a scramble (again) to pull something together over the next day or two. I think the whole event is great, part of the magic being that a) you get […]

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Easy kids’ craft project – Plant pots

I’ve been trying to take full advantage of the Mancunian sunshine this week by literally attempting to live outdoors at any opportunity. Here’s one.. an easy plant pot decorating project that Orla my 4 year old daughter loved, it’s not a super stylish scandi chic minimalist look but she could be as meticulous or as […]

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IKEA: 6 simple treasures for kids’ rooms

Most of us have a real love/hate relationship with IKEA. Yes, it’s infuriating… the crowds, the enormous bunch of labels you can never quite fully rip out, the labyrinthine layout, the way the holes never *quite* line up on self-assembly items, the way you feel like a tit when you have to call the products by their […]

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Perfect beginner’s crochet project: Granny Stripe Blanket

For any of you wanting to learn to crochet – here’s my pick for a brilliant starter project to get you off the blocks – it’s a super-simple pattern, looks ace and is perfect for beginner crocheters! It’s from the wonderful Attic24 blog – a great crochet resource with loads of amazing patterns and ideas. […]

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Mother’s Day Make: Paper Flower Greetings card

This is a quick crafty project which looks really sweet neat or as irregular as it can go… little hands may need help with the cutting & sticking. You will need: 1 piece of card Paper (I’ve used a roll of gift wrap) Glue Scissors Pencil Glitter Something round to draw around 1. Fold & […]

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Hello World!

It’s finally here! A big, warm welcome to The Curve! We are Anna and Caroline, it’s lovely to meet you! We’re a photographer and a childrenswear designer (you can read more about us here if you like) but most importantly, we’re both busy mums with chaotic little broods and a passion for family, friends and enjoying the good things […]

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