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I’ve only recently started to be referred to as a mummy blogger.  I’ve been a mummy the whole time I’ve blogged but I think when people imagine mummy bloggers, they think of those with little ones.  So now that we have one in our house 😊 we’ve finally started to be invited to parent blogger events.

We attended our first a couple of weeks ago with Dyson.

Dyson glitter baby feet

I took Beth and Dottie.  As expected, Beth was the oldest and Dottie the youngest there, but both had a great time.


Beth got to meet two of Dyson’s inventors (engineers) who taught her about the Conetic Big Ball vacuum cleaner which won’t topple over no matter how much you drag/kick/punch it.  They even showed us a little craft to demonstrate the technology that makes this possible.

Behold our wobbly eggs!

Yes I was very, very happy with them!

We were also introduced to their new air purifier which doubles up as a fan.

Now I’ve always thought that this sort of thing was a bit excessive but the engineer explained that the machine could combat air events, neutralising them and making the air lovely and clean.  I immediately thought about the kind of ‘events’ that happen in our house (burnt toast, teenage overuse of hairsprays,  Dottie’s bottom…her Daddy’s bottom) and started to seriously consider the merits.

Dyson air purifier

The safety aspect is impressive too. Apparently a girl at Beth’s school recently got her hair caught in a traditional fan 😮

I know.  Just the thought of that makes me wince!

The Dyson engineer didn’t teach us how the purifier worked (I’m sure he could have told us, but then he’d have to kill us) but he didn’t each us to make pin wheels and I thought I’d share it with you.

You Will Need

A square piece of paper (any size)

A pencil with an eraser on the end

A pin

A teeny tiny washer (a sequin will work too)



  • Fold the paper in half diagonally and again to divide into 4 triangles
  • Cut about 2/3 pf the way down each fold

How to make pinwheels

  • Pierce every other point and the centre mark with the pin.

How to make make pinwheels

  • Gather the 4 pierced points onto the pin and then feed it through the centre

How to make pin wheels

  • Add the washer to the back

How to make pinwheels

  • Push the pin into the eraser at a 45 degree angle.

How to make pinwheels

  • Become obsessed and make hundreds in all different sizes (optional).

How to make pinwheels

Love Rachel


Be a social butterfly...

  • theCuriousPixie

    I love these pin wheels. I;m going to make them with my girls.

    • VintageFolly

      They’re pretty aren’t they. I think I may hang some on the wall.IN Dorothy’s room x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks like a great event, looks like you all had a lot of fun too x

    • VintageFolly

      It was one of the best PR events I’ve been to to be honest x

  • I love those! 😀 Had no idea it was this easy to make them, will have to give it a try sometime

    • VintageFolly

      You sent them in bright foil colours all the time don’t you – but never think to make them x

  • Ooh these look fun and fairly easy to make, my boy loves windmills so we’ll definitely give these a go!

    • VintageFolly

      It’s a sweet little craft to do at home and teaches them a little something about engineering too x

  • All of this looks like so much fun!

  • My little girlie loves pinwheels, but I never thought to make them!
    Great post, and your pinwheels are so pretty!

    • VintageFolly

      Thanks Sarah. They’re so easy. Just watch put for the pins x

  • Viki Marden

    It sounds like a great informative event, I have always wanted one of the Dyson air purifiers since I saw one but they are a bit out of our price range. I can’t believe someone got there hair caught in a fan, that must of hurt 🙁 x

    • VintageFolly

      I know!! It made me wince just hearing about it!

  • Fashion Du Jour LDN

    Love events which are fun and have activities so you are not just being told lots of info and have something to take away. Ouch about that hair vs fan story!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • VintageFolly

      It was great and so good to be able to take Beth with me x

  • Laura

    Ah this is fab! I love the pin wheels that you made, theyre so pretty! xxx