Mini-Maven Magazine – The Escape Issue

May 15th, 2017

Mini-Maven came out with their latest issue – The Escape Issue. And like the first issue, it’s amazing. The photography is unparalleled and the labels and stories are interesting and of the moment. I like what Kymberly is doing with this publication. And also love the names of the scenarios. We have titles like “Fairytale Muse”, “Attention Please”, “The Sweet Escape” and the like.

If you are interested in getting the full picture, you can order this issue right here!

 

 

 

Breathtaking Enchanted Forest Birthday Party

May 12th, 2017

 

Just found an amazing site that shares your parties and have been feasting my eyes on all sorts of lovely themed parties like this breathtaking Enchanted Forest Birthday Party. The backdrop is amazing the way is been painted to look like a forest and really pulls this all together. And the details with the butterflies, branches, toadstools and details are charming. The detailed cupcakes that have a forest scene all of their own are works of art.

Take a look at Catch My Party to see so many other lovely themes. There are free printables, recipes, day’s. You can also add your wonderful party and well, join in the party! Definitely a great resource when you are pondering what to do for you little darling’s big day!

 

 

 

Fashion and Art – Rylee and Cru Spring/Summer 2017

May 8th, 2017

 

We have fashion and art from Rylee and Cru, a children’s line founded by illustrator Kelli Murray and inspired by her own little kids. Rylee and Cru merges art and imagination, offering unique and artistic clothing. She concentrates on quality basics that are hand dyed, which gives them a vintage feel.

The clothes are mainly for very young kids and babies and I have to say, that these are some of the cutest rompers ever with a light circus theme going on.

Kelli also sells prints of her lovely kid-friendly illustrations which would go well in the rooms of children wearing these clothes. Definitely, a whole approach to fashion and style.

Check out the Ryan and Cru Lookbook here. And the original art prints here.

 

Humble Toys Rag Dolls

April 29th, 2017

 

Well, if you’ve been reading the blog for even a short time, you will know that I can never resist a good rag doll (here, herehere and here…just to remind you of a few) and have even been known to make my own like here! So, these Humbletoys Rag Dolls really caught my eye. Made in Canada by hand, you can order custom made. I love the minimalism with these dolls as far as the faces go. Mainly just eyes and minimal nose and mouth. So cute. Go to her Etsy shop to see what is on offer and to put in a special order of your own!

 

 

Try These Amazing Methods of Easter Egg Coloring

April 14th, 2017

Tie Dye Easter Eggs Using Paper Towels

We are of course, coloring our eggs tomorrow and we are going to experiment with trying these different methods of Easter Egg coloring. Well, maybe not every single one, but a couple at least. Last year, we made these Ukrainian inspired eggs below which I thought came out quite nicely. We are always searching for new and creative ways to color our eggs, so here are a few for you!

If you know of a method that you like using, please do share them on our Bellissima Kids Facebook page!

 

Ukrainian Inspired Easter Eggs

Cool Whip Easter Eggs 

Rice Dye Easter Eggs

Nail Polish Easter Eggs

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

 

Book Page Easter Eggs

Unique Vintage Camper Bird House Scale model Playset

April 11th, 2017

This is so wonderful. I found these Unique Vintage Camper Bird House Scale model Playsets on Etsy! The finished camper should actually be a great home for a small bird family.

Spring time is a perfect time for crafts like this. The retro design is brought to us by the people at 1Man1Garage in Nashville. They took ideas from old photographs from a trailer they had to create this charming birdhouse kit. The construction of the birdhouse is fairly simple, but the details leave endless possibilities for customizing this to suit you.

I love that you can paint it and decorate it for your own bird family. And you can get a few and paint them different colors. The kit includes over 40 parts to build the miniature camper with awnings on 3 sides, plus flowers for the 2 window boxes, curtains, a spare tire, leveling jack, a Welcome mat, 2 flamingos, even a classic Weber style grill we all had as a kid. Most of the details are individual pieces to make painting a breeze.

The finished size is roughly: 9 inches long, 6 inches wide (with awnings), and almost 5 inches tall. This is perfect for kids to make. You can purchase it right here.

 

Design Expo for Kids by Afilii – Milan

April 7th, 2017

Chantal Bavaud

An amazing design expo for kids is taking place right now (April 4th – 9th, 2017) at Ventura Lambrate in Milan. The show is brought to you by afilii – platform for design + architecture for kidsThey are introducing 14 young designers and up-and-coming brands from seven different countries. They have an incredible lineup and I’m just sharing a few of the brands and designers with you.

Noook 

afilii is known for their passion for finding the most stimulating and creative toys, accessories and furniture for children, always with a story behind them. They prioritise unique pieces and forward-thinking designers who understand the way in which these objects will impact child development in an engaging manner.

Korxx

Phim

Trigonos

So, if you are in Milan or going there, this is well worth the trip to Ventura Lambrate and is part of the Milan Design Week!

Whimsical Modern Wood Taxidermy Inspired Heads

April 4th, 2017

I’m so enchanted by the Whimsical Wood Taxidermy Inspired Heads created by Tzachi Nevo, the designer and creator of the unique modern decorative wall decor brand Urban Masquerade. 

Each piece is different; inspired by a different theme, it can be a funny characters he met, books, drawings, cartoons, or anything that sparks Tzachi’s imagination. He creates these by laser cutting pieces of wood, painting and then assembling them in layers and glueing them together to make a unique, artistic and really beautiful wooden wall decor.

The particular collection includes a diverse collection of animals from all around the world like a panda, bear, zebra, bull and a deer. Shop it here.

Tzachi has a vast range of other charming and highly modern and artistic pieces, some of them quite pricey but some sweet little deals like this bird for only $39!

Les Coyotes de Paris Spring/Summer 2017

March 31st, 2017

Well, the classic timelessness of this French brand, and their Les Coyotes Spring/Summer 2017 collection is wonderful. The collection and the whole feeling of this label is a nostalgic take on iconic & classic shapes and nautical details and 60’s & 70’s silhouettes that  are updated to modern lines.

The brand has a lovely creative story behind it. Les Coyotes de Paris tells the imaginary story about the 4th arrondissement in Paris, where girls are running through the streets as fast as ”Coyotes”, the Parisian prairie wolves. Such imagination and grace!

 

The pieces will not age and are mostly in white and black with touches of toned down blues and grays. Simple, elegant, and easy to mix and match. I love the beautiful tucking and details in the delicate blouses and bodices of the dresses.

The brand caters to little girls all the way up to the teens and is launching a women’s collection in the Fall. This is only their second season and they already have a very strong identity and direction. Can hardly wit to see what they have in store for us in the seasons to come!

And they have a romantic and feminine capsule collection called The White Coyotes for special occasions. You can shop that here.