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Crafts: A love of Loombands

Back in February my daughters friend bought her a ‘friendship bracelet kit’ …  at the time I didnt give it much thought ..  just another kids friendship bracelet kit.  Then she made me a fabulous neon pink striped bracelet and I gave it a better look. Since then Loombands have become not just an obsession […]
July 03, 2014 by Jacqui P

Celebrations: Girly Crafternoon Party (with Moshis and Rainbows)

My baby girl turned 8 last week… and we hosted a DIY Crafternoon Party to celebrate!  The invitation list was whittled to 10 girls and 1 boy, and after consulting with my daughter she decided she would like a “Pink and Red theme with Strawberries, Moshi Monsters, Flowers and Rainbows”…  a complete 8 year old […]

Geek Chic: Christmas LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Today I ordered my son this Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar.  I am not a fan of the chocolate variety and cannot find ‘just picture’ ones like I used to have as a child – but last year we discovered these and it was brilliant building a new piece of lego over breakfast every day […]
November 07, 2012 by Jacqui P

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN folks!  Well the day is finally upon us and the kids are geared up for tricking and treating tonight with their home decorated bags…  judging by the sales of our Halloween Decorations, it seems likes lots of you are celebrating in style! We had our own kids party at the weekend – and […]

DIY: Halloween Cat – Metallic Paper Bling Decoupage

So for the final DIY of our Pearl and Earl Halloween Papier Mache / Decoupage series we (and by that I mean my kids) decided to create something a little different!  You can decoupage your Papier Mache Halloween Cat in much the same way as the Halloween Bat Tutorial.  However to show you something a […]
October 25, 2012 by Jacqui P

DIY: Halloween Bat – Part 2 – Decoupage & Finish

Following on from my Halloween Bat post and Part 1 of the DIY yesterday, you will now be ready to Decoupage your Bat or Cat.  To do this I created and used my own Halloween paper covered in bats, but you can use any old or new papers that you like (they dont have to […]
October 24, 2012 by Jacqui P

DIY: Halloween Bats and Cats Part 1 – Papier Mache

Following my blog post last week about our Paper Mache and Decoupage Cats and Bats – here is the promised DIY Part 1 – the paper mache / modelling bit. You will need: Old newspaper or recycling paper Masking Tape Kitchen Roll Flour Water Pan The Papier Mache stage involves creating a stabling, contoured model […]
October 23, 2012 by Jacqui P

DIY: Papier Mache Halloween Cats and Bats

Halloween has arrived at Pearl and Earl HQ and we have a LOT of paper decorations!.. a sneaky peek of some I posted here.  But no Halloween is complete without a little bit of DIY – especially if it is child friendly – as then it gives you something to entertain the troops in half […]
October 18, 2012 by Jacqui P

Supersize Crayon Cross Stitch

Just finished this big bad cross stitch… as part of my Supersize Series being released on the run up to my book SUPERSIZE STITCHES. All the kits are getting a revamp.. and will be live on the site over the next couple of weeks Happy Stitching x
August 02, 2012 by Jacqui P

Personalised Cross Stitch Christmas Stockings

Day 2 of our new Christmas launches and today it is the turn of our personalised CROSS STITCH CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS…  each kit includes a personalised letter chart (1 initial not names) and a choice of wools – PINKS or RED AND GREEN Why not sign up to our newsletter to make sure you get the […]
November 09, 2011 by pearlandearl