Author: ami elizabeth

William, you’re 11 weeks old

William, you’re 11 weeks old

Oh William, it seems second child syndrome has already set in and I’ve not written a little update for you since you were 5 weeks old! You’re now 11 weeks and oh my goodness, you have grown. You truly are a little ray of sunshine, […]

Lanka Kade Wooden Animals {Review}

Lanka Kade Wooden Animals {Review}

As you probably know by now, Florence loves animals. Last year while looking for birthday presents for her I stumbled upon a range of chunky wooden toy animals that looked like they were more than up for the challenge of surviving a one year old’s […]

What’s in Florence’s Easter Basket?

What’s in Florence’s Easter Basket?

With Easter a mere two weeks away, I’ve been gradually putting together some activities to do in the lead up to the big weekend as well as gifts for the children to have on Easter Sunday. As I know that family & friends will likely be gifting her Easter Eggs, I wanted to steer clear of any additional chocolate and instead invest in some other things that would last a lot longer. Florence’s Easter basket this year has a real focus on slow toys and activities. I’ve also tried to buy as much as I could from independent, ethical brands in my bid to not only support small business but do my bit for the planet too. If you’d like to see what I’ve put in William’s Easter basket, click here.

Plan Toys Stacking Chicken

This gorgeous wooden chicken stacker has three chicken pieces ready to be stacked in all sorts of different formations. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun playing with this!

Mini Gardening Tools

I picked up this little set of gardening tools in B&M for £3.99. They came in both this pastel colour and a primary colour option too. Florence loves being in the garden and helping my mum at her allotment so now she has a little set of tools of her own to use.


To go along with her gardening tools, I also bought this little wildflower seedbom ready  to plant in her little sensory garden over the weekend. 

Lanka Kade Figures

I’ve spoken about Lanka Kade wooden animals recently here on the blog. They are beautifully designed chunky wooden figures perfect for small world & imaginative play. Florence loves them too so I’ve added a lamb, ram, rabbit & some insects to Florence’s Easter basket.

Easter Bunny Book

This was a recommendation from my friend Jennie over at Edspire and is the perfect addition to our Easter Book collection.

Homemade playdough with bunny cutter

I love making play dough for gifts and this Easter I’ve made one of these little play dough bundles for each of the littles in our family. When you make your own dough it’s a really cost effective gift which also offers hours of entertainment. I’ve also shown you how to make these cute little bunny wraps for it too here! Tie a little ribbon around it attaching an Easter cookie cutter and you’ve got the perfect addition to your Easter Basket.

Stickers & Easter Activity Book

I picked up this little activity book and pack of stickers from Poundland. We tend to have a little colouring or sticker session each day after breakfast so these will be perfect for Easter morning!

Soft Toys

An Easter basket wouldn’t be complete without a soft toy or two. This chick & rabbit were also from poundland.

Have you made an Easter basket for your little one this year?

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DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

So you guys seemed to love my DIY reindeer food sack  tutorial at Christmas so much, so I thought I’d try and recreate something similar for Easter. These little Bunny treat bags are just the cutest and add a lovely extra touch to your Easter […]



Over the last week or so, I’ve been busy behind the scenes making bits and bobs for the littles’ Easter gifts. Today I wanted to share with you these unbelievably simple DIY sensory Easter eggs that I’ve added to William’s Easter basket ready to play […]

Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Easter

Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Easter

I can’t believe how quickly William’s first Easter has come around. While he is clearly too young to know what on earth is going on, let alone take advantage of the chocolate fest Easter brings, I still wanted to make him up his own little Easter basket to go alongside his big sister’s. I’ve chosen a bunch of practical baby bits from some of our favourite independent brands to gift him and I thought I would share them here in case you too are looking for some gift ideas for baby’s first Easter.

Hare & The Tortoise Muslin {GIFTED}

A while ago we were invited to be brand reps for MadPac Babies. They’re a lovely little independent brand who design and sell beautiful muslin cloths & Swaddles. We were gifted this ever so cute Hare & the Tortoise Muslin Cloth and I’ve had it tucked away ready to add to William’s Easter basket. It comes with a little story book too!

Rabbit Rompers

{GIFTED} William has two little outfits ready for Easter weekend, both in the form of little rabbit sleepsuits from two different shops we love. This first one I was gifted inside a baby hamper from the Baby Hamper Company. They do sell this separately too. I love the little speccy bunny!

The second one is this totally cute bunny romper from a brand I found on Etsy – Sparks & Daughters. The rabbit design on this one is grey and complete with a little fluffy tail on the back!

Real Rubber Ducks

We are really trying to shop a bit more eco friendly just lately and so when I saw this set of rubber ducks which are made from actual real natural rubber as opposed to plastic I knew they’d be perfect. Just like his sister, William loves the bath and these will make great little bath time companions. They come in a set of three (a Mummy duck and two babies) and I bought them from BabiPur here.  

Cloth Nappy

Our journey into cloth nappies is going well so far, so I thouht it was time to add to our collection. I’ve stuck with Baba + Boo and chosen their Baa design in keeping with Easter. How cute is it?


If William is anything like his big sister, it won’t be long before teeth start rumbling and so I’ve bought this little bunny teether from Two Little Bears – a local brand I discovered a couple of Christmases ago. It’s available in pink, light blue or this mint colour.


DIY Sensory Eggs {GIFTED}

I’ve added a few little fillable eggs with things like Pasta, rice & bells inside to use as little shakers and some with herbs for smelling in our play. The eggs were part of a pack we were gifted by EduTopix and you can see what else we’ve been using them on the blog throughout the next couple of weeks. For more on how I made this little bundle of sensory eggs for William, look out for my tutorial coming up in a couple of days. 

Jelly Cat bunny

Last but not least is his adorable Jelly Cat Bunny. Technically it’s already his, but I figured it’d make a nice addition to his Easter basket and a lovely gift idea for baby’s first Easter. It’s unbelievably soft!

Isn’t this just a great big basket of cuteness? It’s full of both practical & fun things we will be able to use time after time while at the same time supporting our favourite independent brands! Hoppy Easter!

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3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

Ever feel like you just keep serving up the same meals for your little one week after week? Recently I’ve noticed Florence had started to become quite fussy at meal times and I began to wonder if she was just a bit bored of what […]

A Week of Play – 7 Sensory & Small World Tray Ideas for Toddlers

A Week of Play – 7 Sensory & Small World Tray Ideas for Toddlers

With William still so dependent on me at just 7 weeks old, Florence is having to entertain herself quite a lot at the moment – especially when I’m feeding him. We have a pretty set routine in the mornings now but after lunch & nap […]