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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Library Reading Book Challenge Summer 2010 - Free Children's Toys

Here in Wales our Libraries are working really hard to get children to read and they are doing an excellent job! I don't know about you, but my little one would much rather draw lots of pictures than read a book. But thanks to the Library she has suddenly taken a real interest. Free toys! Yes really, if your child reads six books over the summer holidays they will get four wonderful free children's toys from the Library.

My little girl is enjoying reading so much that she wanted to put a video together for the Library so other children did not miss out, so here is Snowdrop reading the lovely story about the Sad Princess:



The Sad Princess is one of the Tadpoles book. A nice easy book for children to read. The thing my little girl likes about this book is a) it is about a Princess and b) there are not many lines of text! But seeing as she did such a lovely job of reading this book, I am sure we can move up a level.

Have fun this summer and remember the Libraries here in Wales do lots of free activities for children re stories and arts and crafts so make sure you give them a visit. If your child loves to draw like mine, they have some fantastic art books showing children how to draw. We love the library and if books are late children do not get charged!

P.S. If your child loves tadpoles and frogs make sure you see our videos on You Tube and here on my blog. We left our paddling pool out all summer and a frog must have payed us a visit as tadpoles suddenly appeared. We took them indoors and grew them into tiny little baby frogs. All my websites are on the video.

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Monday, 26 July 2010

Your child as a Butterfly Flower Fairy - custom fairy portrait (photograph) by Sharon J. Bainbridge

How would you like a picture like this beautiful butterfly flower fairy created for your child. The costume has been digitally created by me, Sharon J. Bainbridge. You can see my fairy book Butterfly Lullaby on Amazon.


Here is an example of before and after pictures for this personalised fairy portrait. If you prefer you can go for the cheaper option where you dress your child in a suitable dress and we will just add the butterfly fairy wings, flower and flower fairy hat. The fairy wings, hat and flower can be changed to the colour of your child's dress.



The Butterfly Lullaby shop is being updated. So if you are interested in the above picture or any of my other fairy portraits contact me Sharon J. Bainbridge at orders@butterflylullaby.co.uk

We have some lovely free arts and crafts ideas here on my Butterfly Lullaby blog and You Tube site. As well as pretty Princess hair and how to create this look. Add me as there are more exciting things to come!

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Fairy Princess Party hairstyle with handmade/handpainted ribbons and bobbles by Sharon J. Bainbridge (Moon Princess)

If you are planning your child's birthday party, or she is a bridesmaid, this hairstyle would be just perfect. She will look like a real Princess and you will have pictures to treasure forever.


See video below on how to create this beautiful children's Princess hairstyle with original handmade ribbons and poppy hair bobbles by me, Sharon J. Bainbridge.




See my other blogs and You Tube videos re the Butterfly Lullaby fairy party and fairy picture.

Any Mum's (Mom's) out there that do craft shows get in touch. It is good to network with creative people.

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

My Life in a day Saturday 24 July 2010 - video I created for film director Kevin Macdonald by Sharon J. Bainbridge

Millions of people have been asked to create a short film of their day on Saturday 24th July 2010 on You Tube. Film Director Kevin Macdonald is creating a film using You Tube films from people all over the world.

My Life in a day is based on our local Bont Library. Those of you who do not speak Welsh the Bont is another name for village. This year the library are doing a summer reading challenge. If your child reads six books over the holidays they will get four prizes. The child to read the most books will get a big prize. The reason I created a video on this is because I believe printed books will soon be a thing of the past. Children will no doubt be reading from laptop computers rather than a printed book. And I just wonder where my little Butterfly Lullaby fairy book will be in a 100 years from now with all the fairy songs. And if my story I created called Sunset Bunny the Easter fairy will ever raise enough money for a Cystic Fibrosis cure.

We were also asked four questions:

1. What do you love the most?
I said PJ's, because I love PJ day when I don't have to get dressed and just be me! Of course if my little girl is reading this she will know if the question was "Who do you love the most?" It is you my little angel!

2. What do you fear the most?
I hate the idea of my little girl going to her first Prom at just 10 years old. That really should be left until she is 16 years old. Yuck! Call me old fashioned but I cringe when family have put make up and nail varnish on my little girl in the past. Ok I have painted a face mask on her in this video, but that is innocent and just a fun thing. I also wonder why shops make their tops so low cut, it is as if they are trying to make them into little adults. Looking at my old photo's of me as Cindi Lauper you would not think me old fashioned as I was quite the wild child.

3. What makes you laugh?
Going back to Cindi Lauper, I have to say pictures of me trying to look like her. But most of all the seagulls painted on my face with very heavy goth make up. If the photo of me in the video does not make you laugh I do not know what will!

4. What do I have in my pockets or handbag?
My Nan gave me a small lucky horseshoe to keep in my purse. This was used in the old days to make sure you always had money in your purse to pay the bills. Does it work? So far so good.



Good Golly Miss Molly is a song we used to listen to as children. Don't know why I came out with that in the video. As a parent you try so hard not to swear so the silliest things come out of your mouth. Oh sugary doo!

I personally find this film idea fascinating and very much look forward to seeing the finished movie, with or without my video. I always think "nothing ventured, nothing gained." So what have you got to lose, submit your film now. You have a few more days left, go for it:

http://www.youtube.com/user/lifeinaday

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