Friday, 13 April 2018

Back to School with Stickerscape name labels

Since L joined pre-school we were constantly reminded to label all the clothing. I have tried few other products before and even though they would last long, it turns out they are too good and perhaps not as practical as I wanted them to be (I am talking about re-selling labeled items).

With new term and new season fast approaching I have a new pile of clothes to label, I don't actually mind doing it as I am super excited to try new brand- Stickerscape.
"At Stickerscape we make gorgeous, high quality wall stickers especially for children.Our multi award-winning wall stickers can give any nursery, bedroom or playroom a super-speedy makeover and transform plain walls into fun backgrounds for exciting, imaginative play".

I have opted to review Mixed Name Labels with a bird theme as the set provides a nice variety of sizes and types of labels for most surfaces. This set also comes in 2 sizes- little pack for £7.50 and big pack for £16.

'Each pack type contains the following:

Big pack
30 x Mini stick on labels (4.7 x 0.9 cm)
32 x Medium stick on labels (4.5 x 1.8 cm)
14 x Round stick on labels (3.3 cm diameter)
8 x Large stick on labels (10 cm x 1.8 cm)
60 x Mini iron on labels (4.7 x 0.9 cm)
27 x Iron on care labels (3.5 x 1.75 cm)

Little pack
30 x Mini iron on labels (4.7 x 0.9 cm)
16 x Medium stick on labels (4.5 x 1.8 cm)' 

Stickerscape can also offer to order Mixed Name Labels set with either stick on labels only or iron on labels only which could perhaps be more suitable for those parents who have a particular preference. 

Order process was extremely easy:
- click on the product required with a chosen design
- write the name of your child  (and school ID) in a box when ordering a set
- add to shopping basket

How to:
At the beginning I didn't read instructions (which can be found at the back of the label's envelope) and tried to peel off and cut out iron on labels- this is not the right way to do it. It was incredibly easy to apply stick on labels-just peel off and stick on any surface and spot, with iron on labels you need to gently peel them off, apply facing upwards to the correct spot, cover with parchment paper and by using hot iron slightly move back and forth with it until the label sticks, which will be in no time! 

I like variety of colours and designs and will be sure to use these labels in the future.

Delivery was super quick too, from the moment I have ordered them (on extremely snowy day) it took approximately 2 working days!

Super service and super quality too!

Disclaimer: I was sent the product mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Monday, 2 April 2018

Arts & Crafts: Easter themed activities 'no filter'

What's an Easter Hunt without a handmade, unique basket?! And this is exactly what I decided to make for little L whilst she was making her own Eater basket decorations. 
This was a 'no filter' arts and crafts activity by this I mean that the creation was 100% made my my child, this is something you won't see in pretty and 'posed' Pinterest images!

To make our Easter weekend more creative Duck Tape sent us a variety of  colourful tape to use. 
I came up with an idea of making an Easter Hunt basket for which I have used:
- Duck Tape
- disposable mushroom plastic tray (empty) for the base
- empty milk carton for the handle

All I had to do was:
to cut a strip from the carton box which would be enough width and length for the basket, apply Duck Tape all around the plastic tray and the handle, apply some washi tape instead of a glue for the handle and done!
Whilst I did that, I have printed some bunny and egg templates for L to cut and to use for her own activity. L was supplied with scissors which she used under my supervision, she had some strips of washi tape of different colours.  
All she needed to do is to cut bunny and egg shapes carefully and to apply funky washi tape to make unique decorations, which was very easy and fun to do!

Disclaimer: We were provided with the product mentioned above for the purpose of this activities. All thoughts and ideas are my own.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Review: Easter themed bouquet of flowers from Prestige Flowers

I just love when the house is filled with a scent of flowers and with Easter holiday fast approaching it makes me feel like spring is just around the corner!
Prestige Flowers were kind enough to send us an Easter themed bouquet of flowers which is reduced to £19.99 at the moment and comes with free flower feed and a mini box of British Chocolate Truffles (these are delicious!).
Flowers arrived with the courier packed in the Prestige Flowers branded box. Upon opening the box we saw a neatly packed bouquet of flowers, a cute teddy (can be purchased additionally for £5.99) with Prestige Flowers embroidered on one of the legs, a vase (can be purchased additionally for £5.99), truffles, flower care guide booklet and lastly a card from Prestige Flowers team (you can personalise your own message).
Bouquet arrived in a perfect condition and well packed with a water pouch to keep them healthy.

"A traditional and exciting arrangement with Spring tulips, pink roses and gypsophilia. The theme is completed with the nestling of an Easter chick ".
L asked to "look after" Eater chick which of course I didn't mind, once flowers were in the vase it was easier to take the stick with a chick on out. It looks really cute and if last us long enough can be used for future Easter themed arts and crafts activities. 
I opted to keep flowers in it's original packaging- white cellophane wrapping paper but you can easily arrange them in a vase.

It's been almost a week since we have received our lovely bouquet of flowers and they still look as good as new! Don't think you can go wrong with Prestige Flowers!

Did you know you can order flowers to be delivered in almost any part of the world too?!

Disclaimer: We have received this lovely package for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.