A Christmas crafternoon with @JacDoBox

Me and Iris were lucky enough to be invited to an afternoon of Christmas crafts with JacDo (find them on Twitter @JacDoBox) in Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Unfortunately the timing was awful, as Iris had a terrible weekend of teething and tantrums. She had a good go at the crafts and enjoyed being allowed access to some Sharpie markers, but was generally grumpy and spent much of the afternoon shouting at me! I felt that I didn’t really get a chance to talk to any of the other bloggers, which I would have loved to do, and I ended up running off without saying much as I couldn’t keep the brewing tantrum at bay any longer. 

JacDoBox is a monthly subscription service. There are various package deals depending on how many craft activities you’d like to receive each month, but every lovingly packaged box is put together in Wales and contains everything your children need for the craft activities. This is one of the main selling points for me. I can’t stand it when I buy a craft kit only to get it home and find I have to provide my own glue! My two stepdaughters enjoy the types of crafts included in the boxes, so I’m hoping to subscribe for them early next year (when we are a bit less penniless) to keep them busy on rainy days.  

Iris is very fond of her sock snowman we made on the day. She likes to take his hat on and off and push him around in the pushchair! I enjoyed the sewing activities. We made both a penguin and a reindeer hand puppet, and they’ve been played with lots since the event. As usual Iris liked the cake at the end best. She does love her food. 

I’m still gutted that after looking forward to our first blogger’s event it turned out to be a very stressful day! The bus and train journey home was a disaster and absolutely exhausting. The pouring rain and grumpy toddler just made getting around at 32 weeks pregnant even more tricky. I think it’ll be our last trip out on public transport for a while. It is time to calm down and do a bit less! 

*We were invited to the event and provided with craft activities (and cake!) but were under no obligation to write this post. Words and opinions all my own. I’ve linked this post with the #makinghome linky. Click the image below to find out more.*