You just can’t beat a handmade gift, am I right? That’s why this Christmas I wanted to make the family smile with gifts that have had thought and love put into them. I wanted to get them something a little different, a gift they could treasure, and of course something to commemorate the fact that this is the first Christmas with Archie.
You may remember I visited Blue Owl back when Archie was only a couple of weeks old with my dad, and as my mam was down this weekend, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to get in some quality crafting time together. Also it was my chance to check out the new bigger premises – which by the way, is amazing!
My family are all super creative, so I know that the types of gifts they would most appreciate is of course a handmade one. To be honest it was so hard choosing which items to decorate as there is such a wide variety of products. From plates to figurines, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
But the decisions don’t end there… There’s also a great choice of colours and tools to help you decorate your items just the way you want.
The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming, offering lots of help and advice if you need it. Nothing was too much trouble for them, even dealing with a squirmy six month old that had a large to-do list (thanks to his mammy)!
You can never be sure how your little one will react in situations like this, but the team at Blue Owl are so patient and will help to make your activity time as enjoyable as possible.
They really make it a fun environment for all, and made it possible for us to get all of these wonderful handprints completed in what I’d like to say was record time.
As a lot of what we made are Christmas gifts, I don’t want to ruin the surprise for everyone, so I’ll only reveal what we made to keep ourselves. This Santa stop here sign and Christmas bauble are perfect for commemorating Archie’s first Christmas. I love sentimental items and so the fact that these feature my little boy’s hand print, makes them perfect for decorating the house with.
It was so nice to enjoy some quality time with my mam, something we really don’t get to do often enough. She’s always been an inspiration to me, so it was lovely to watch her enjoying herself getting creative with Archie and I.
I’d also love to point out the fact that I was SO impressed with the changing facilities here. I know it may seem like an odd point to make, but since becoming a mam, you really take notice of the changing facilities available to you. There were nappy sacks and baby wipes at your disposal should you have forgot your own, and a lovely wooden changing table for your little one to rest on. It really is the little things that make day trips like this memorable and I’ll most certainly be heading back for lots of creative fun very soon!
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