About Anthea Barton

Anthea lives by the sea and shares her busy life with three girls, a patient Mr Dad and a gang of pets. She loves to craft, cook, play, explore and learn, finding inspiration in everything around her. When she has a spare moment or three you can find her blogging at ZingZingTree (link below) and BlueBearWood (http://bluebearwood.co.uk) or hanging around Instagram (@zingzingtree & @bluebearwood) and twitter (@ZingZingTree & @BlueBearWood). She's also on pinterest, googleplus, YouTube and a whole heap of additional social media. If you look for the Zing or the Bear you can usually find her...

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Bring winter indoors with these adorable winter crafts

We were lucky when my girls were young and seemed to get a few weeks of snow every winter, but over the last few years snow has been sadly lacking. That hasn’t stopped us from keeping our fingers crossed and even though Spring is just around the corner, we’re still hoping that a last minute flurry of […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Have a crafty Christmas

I’m sure December has it’s own crafty christmas time line. One minute I’m on top of everything and feeling in control and then next it’s almost Christmas Day and I’m up to my eyes in crafty mayhem! Still one things for sure Christmas seems to get everybodies crafty juices flowing and that’s certainly been true with […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Autumn leaf crafts

The colours at this time of year are so inspirational. Gorgeous Autumn shades of natural oranges, reds, browns and pinks flood our senses and energise our soul, even though the nights are drawing in. It’s natures way of preparing us for the cold winter ahead. We want to bring all those warm golden colours not our […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Halloween crafts

The summer holidays have been and gone, the weather is starting to turn and the days are getting shorter. That can mean only one thing for my crafty brain … we’re heading towards Halloween Crafts time (cue, thunder, lightning and a crazy cackle!). I love Halloween and all the craftiness that comes with it. Whether it’s small […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Nature crafts

Following on from last months Garden Craft round up I thought I’d extend the theme and collate some of the beautiful Nature Crafts that our Britmums bloggers have been writing up.  Natures shapes, texture and colour are fascinating to work with and the crafted pieces are often very simple to make plus of course they’re free! And if you’re kids are anything […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Garden crafts

Yay, the sun has finally come out to play (well almost) and many families are trying to get their gardens under control after the chaos our crazy British weather has caused. My own focus has been our veggie patch that was looking very sad indeed. It needed some serious weeding and some of the raised beds needed fixing. […]

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Arts & Crafts Round Up : Easter crafts

This time of year provides the perfect excuse to get crafting and add some colour to your house and as Easter is only a few days away so I thought I’d pull together a selection of the gorgeous Easter crafts that our Britmums members have been sharing.  So here are some Easter ideas to decorate the home and keep the kids […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up: Flower crafts

Spring is heading our way, so this month I’ve pulled together some of the beautiful flower crafts that the Britmums Bloggers have been creating. Each month on the Arts & Crafts Round-up I take a theme and bring you the best posts out there to fit the theme, so do connect to me on Twitter […]

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Arts & Crafts Roundup: New year, new craft hobby

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the year 2016. If you’re anything like me then you’ve already made a teeny (or not so teeny) list of all the arts and crafts that you’d like to play around with this year … either with or without the kids involvement.  I spend so much time in the car shuttling […]

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