Welcome to At home with Ali

Hi, I'm Ali and I am a mum to two very busy girls (4 and 2). I have always loved making things, and now I have kids who wake up every morning saying 'let's make something'. This blog chronicles the creative activities that fill our days. It is a mixture of art and craft activities, messy outdoor play, gardening and things to make for play. I hope you find something here that your kids will enjoy too.

Before motherhood I worked as a graphic designer and I have recently retured to part-time work. The girls, Chris and I live in Sydney, Australia and we are city people. I am a chronic craft starter.... mosacis, beading, crochet, cross stitch, drawing, paper craft. I have loads of unfinished projects gathering dust. Strangely enough, my crafty flakiness has given me a great background to come up with ways to keep my kids busy and happy. And, oh boy, they are busy!

To get you started, here is a short list of popular posts:
Cards with Paper Snowflakes
Small Garden Spaces for kids (4 part series)

My crafts and activities have been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Parents, The Crafty Crow, It's Playtime and Play Outside.

I typically post one to two times a week. If you would like to join me here, you can subscribe via RSS or email (in the side bar), follow me on twitter or 'like' me on facebook. You can email me at athomewithaliATgmailDOTcom

Cheers Ali