Finding Dory Giveaway

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Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory, opening in 3D on June 16, is the anticipated follow-up to 2003’s warm-hearted blockbuster, Finding Nemo. It takes place shortly after the events of the first film, and features a wild array of brand new characters to complement the ones you already know and love. And while some of these new characters have been discussed, they haven’t all been seen … until now.

There is much excitement in our household and we counting the days for the movie , Finding Nemo was the 1st DVD I ever got for my little ones.I’ll never forget it because we watched it over and over and over again.

So I wanted to share our excitement with you.

I’ll be giving away this gorgeous Jumbo Art Pack to one lucky person.

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What do you need to do?

  • Select one Social Media Platform to LIKE/Follow and SHARE (additional likes to the other platforms will be extra entries into the giveaway.
  • This giveaway is a National Giveaway (South Africa ONLY)
  • Giveaway will be sent to winner via courier
  • Giveaway will close on the 15.06.2016 at Midnight
  • Giveaway will be announced on the MY GIFTS FROM ABOVE Facebook Page on the 16.06.2016.
  • All valid entries will be selected by Random Name Picker

T&C’s

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook,Twitter,Instagram,Disney,Pixar or Butterfly Products.This giveaway is non-transferable.

Good Luck !!!!

 

 

KNITTING SERIES – TEDDY BEAR – PART 3

 

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Half way……

By know you should have knitted 36 rows with the 3rd colour which is your jersey’s colour.

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Next :

Teddy’s jersey in finished (Teal/Green), start on the head (yellow) 40 rows.

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Then:

Continue with an additional 40 rows – you are now on the way to starting the back of your teddy.

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Thereafter you will knit in the jersey colour again – 36 rows.

All the best

xxx

KNITTING SERIES – TEDDY BEAR – PART 2

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We slowly getting there.

Its the weekend so I’ll probably accelerate in my knitting.

So far we have the two YELLOW Feet , two GREY legs which we then combine after 40 rows on both legs.

The combining comes when you have knitted the 1st 15 stitches and you tie a little knot with the cut wool (in what will become the inner leg)and the wool you working with.

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You will them have 30 stitches in total and knit 20 rows – this will be the upper part of the pants.

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I’m so excited to start on the jersey portion of this project.

Have a fab weekend

xxx

 

 

Knitting Series – Teddy Bear – Part 1

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I know what you asking….how old are you?Only grannies knit hun!!!Right……..Wrong!

My gran taught me how to knit (she tried and I failed dismally and the ball of wool and the needles were put away…far far away)then when I was in the 7th Grade my sweet dear Mrs Tarnow had us make a teddy bear, all brown with a yellow scarf if I recall – this too was a massive two thumbs down.

Sadly I wanted so much to have been the type of mom who had knitted something for her baby before their birth.I visualized massive holes everywhere and just didn’t have the courage to make anything for my babies. 🙁

Fast forward a good 20 years and here I am , working hard at this awesome job we call “MOM” and all the job descriptions it comes with..Well last year this job description also needed the “Knitting” box ticked off.My son was in 1st Grade and there was a request for moms to knit teddies for the Teddy Bear Clinic ,  a comfort for children who have been raped and abused.How could I say no?I accepted my own challenge and went out and bought a few balls of wool along with some knitting needles and I began.I had to read from a pattern , something I hadn’t done in 20 odd years.I mean all I remember was the knitting lingo “knit stitch and pearl” but I tried my hardest.

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This is my 1st attempt – hubby says the poor guy needs a horse now as he looks like he can easily mount a horse no problem with that wide gap between his legs.There was much disappointment from my part and loads of laughter from myself and everyone who say Eastwood the Bear.

I persevered and asked the teacher if I could see one of the teddies the other moms had made.What I got was a perfect example, beautifully made it was just too cute and thanks to that mom it restored my confidence and I went out and bought a few more balls of wool.FYI: I bumped into said knitting mom outside the school one afternoon and asked her a few questions with regards to knitting, this amazing mom knits one of this teddies in 3 days (at the time she had a teen, a 1st grader and a baby at her hip) #amazingmom

To date I’ve made 12 or 13 teddies and I’m very proud.They lots of fun (oddly I have to agree with Julia Roberts and say its pretty relaxing) and they got to a really great cause.

Here how we get started:

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Step 1:

Go shopping – always a great start if you ask me.Any good habby will have what you looking for Chamdor in Edenvale is pretty good as is Habby Hyper in Alberton.

You will need:

x3 Balls of wool – Go crazy see which colours match , get one ball thats multicoloured or has glitter specks etc (this will be for the jersey)chunky wool is best – don’t even think about those thinner balls of wool unless you use smaller needles.

If you haven’t got knitting needles now is the time to get them – I bought both 3.5mm and 4mm

Stuffing – the hypo allergenic kind

A teddy nose and two eyes – the kind that has those button locks so little mouths cant chew them out or swallow them.

x1 Stitch Holder aka as a Knitting Pin (Looks like a giant safety pin)

Step 2:

i selected the yellow for teddy’s body and thats where we start.

Cast on 12 stitches.

I’ve posted links to you tube videos to assist you if need be.

Then you going to start –  15 KNIT stitch rows for the foot.

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Then its onto the leg – I used the grey ball of wool and thats 40 rows

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Once you have done the 40 Rows –  snip – feed it into a Stitch Holder aka Knitting/crochet pin

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You also get ones like this

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Happy knitting guys

 

Saver Series – June 2016

Can you believe it – its here –  we have reached the middle of 2016 in lightening speed (at least I think so) this year is just flying by.

How have you been at saving?

We half way now and we should have a total of  R 3 680.00 saved by the end of June.

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Let me know how you coming on with the challenge.

All the best and happy saving

 

xxx

June 2016 Calender Freebie

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Its here….so begins the slow descent to the end of the year.We halfway people and I love it!

This month our desktop and mobile wallpaper is once again from  Cu-rio.net , this sister team is really talented I cant help but share.My desktop and mobile just look so pretty.Its such a welcome to switch on my devices and get ready to work.

Click Here to visit their whole blog – they pretty creative,I think I might try my hand at those Oragami Paper Vases #talented.

Enjoy!

Happy Mid-Year

xxx

Number Fun – Foundation Phase

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Identifying and learning Numbers can be rather daunting when your child gets past 1-50.

Remember the good old days when you were thrilled that they were counting like little champs from 1-10?

I came across this double-sided poster at PNA its 1-500 on one side and 501 – 1000 on the other.Perfect for kids up to foundation phase.

Then I bought this very inexpensive (dare I say it) gun at Ackermans for R 9.95 and we got to shooting.

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What we do? Simple ……….

AIM

SHOOT

And IDENTIFY your number. (if the “bullet”lands between numbers then you have to identify all the numbers the “bullet” has landed on).

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It’s an afternoon of fun and I’ve actually found my little guy doing his own numbers “target practice”.

Favourite Find 1: The Numbers Chart @ PNA

Favourite Find 2: The really cheap fun and lick and stick “bullets” from Ackermans

Enjoy

xx

April 2016 Calendar Freebie

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My favourite month of the year  – My Birthday Month.Its also the start of the cooler months and I’m loving it all.

This month our desktop and mobile wallpaper comes from Keri at Candidly Keri

Click Here for the awesome DESKTOP downloads and Click Here for the MOBILE Downloads

For both my desktop and mobile I selected to use the one in the 3rd row on the left (the blue watercolour) #loveit

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Easter Napkin Ring

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The realization that Easter is possibly my most favourite celebrations has really been cemented.

I love Easter.

I made these Gold Napkin Rings for our Easter Sunday Table.

You can to!

What you will need

  • Foam glitter Sheets – Available at PNA
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and Ruler
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I measured on the smooth foam side of the sheet (Glitter front is face down) See measurements above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cut a slit half way on the top left side and a slit half way on the bottom right side so when you bring both arms together you will slot on into the other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You could always just tape the two arms together if you like.

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