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My Etsy shop has now OPENED! 

I am so pleased the first set of props are on sale.

Please pop on by to follow, like a product or products, message and/or indeed purchase quality handmade and with love items that will educate young minds in a fun, educational and tactile way.

Dealing with bereavement

This post is both a sad one with the loss of my Grandfather yet brings a time of reflection and memories over the past 46 years! This family death was followed by an idea to create props to accompany a children's book on grief and loss of a loved one.

After some light research, I think I have found the one I wish to explore further, with props already in mind. I do have to order the book for a fuller look as I am unable to access it online. 

Any feedback on the actual story would be greatly received - the reviews I have read thus far have been positive and heartwarming.


After mulling over whether to apply Adsense to this crafty blog, my decision was to go with it. The adverts look great and change so not static at all - they range from craft sites such as, 'Love Knitting' to household goods sites and for those personal needs sites such as, 'Direct Line' for insurance, footwear from 'Birkenstock' and all things pamper time such as, The Body Shop.

So, familiar sites we know, love, want and need - the adverts will be placed amongst the posts and on the sidebar - feel free to pop by to check out any special offers, freebies, discounts, quotes, new collections and so forth. I will gain revenue too for page views and any clicks made on the adverts. So, y'all will be helping me to earn a wee extra pocket money from time to time.

Don't forget to check out behind the crafty door book props too! Posts that update, exhibit props, displays offers and discounts and connects with our sister site behind the crafty door. All page links …

behind the crafty door, behind the crafty door book props


Over this weekend, good news regarding the very first props was shared with me. I posted not too long ago that I donated the first complete set to an early years childcare setting.

I was informed that photos of the props have been included in the childcare setting's news letter, including web page and will also be placed on their website. 

How amazing is that?

I am over the moon! I shall also receive a copy of the news letter and will most definitely be framing it. I shall also share it here! And on all the social network sites I use to promote behind the crafty door book props.

Thank you


It's ***GIVEAWAY*** time again over on our sister page Please read 'pinned' post for details on how you could be in with a chance of owning this lovely sunflower style drinks coaster - Good Luck to all those who enter!

(Drinks coaster ONLY)

Frogger on Blogger!

Looking forward to seeing the finished result once I've purchased more bags of filling...

Made in Chelsea...

If any of you lovely readers out there watch 'Made in Chelsea'will know who Binky and JP are and that a new program aired on E4, here in the UK last night - 'Born in Chelsea'. A one off show featuring the end of Binky's pregnancy and the wonderful relationship between Binky and JP after a rockyish start inclusive of on/off together times.
I have to state without feeling embarrassed that the show last night brought tears to my eyes at several points, especially when their beautiful daughter was born. The family of three looked adorable and very much in love. 

As a viewer of MIC and Binky being my favourite, I took to Twitter  - I do not have a personal day to day page, but one in relation to behind the crafty door book props (btcdbookprops) . I used it to reply to my daughter's tweet...

Here is part of that tweet's reply - see if you can spot two of the likers of that reply....

I guess it's safe to say I was chuffed to bits…

'Hollow Legs!'

I'm loving the way the giraffe is turning out - I have used up all my filling now with various projects on the go. Therefore, a trip to the local craft store is a must - an excuse to buy more yarn too!!