February 9th, 2016
- Heart Tube Stamp: Get the kids into heart stamping using paint and a toilet paper roll. So easy! See tutorial here.
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and we’ve already started making some sweet little Valentine’s crafts (which I’ll share with you later).
In the meantime, I’ve rounded up some simple homemade Valentine’s Day craft ideas that the kids can get involved in making or even do on their own.
2. DIY Heart Shaped Borax Crystals: The kids will love these sparkly Valentine’s crafts made out of nothing other than Borax! Check out the tutorial here.
3. Strawberry Love Bugs: I love the attitude with these yummy Strawberry Love Bugs. Find the recipe here.
4. DIY Yarn Hearts: These are wonderful decorations that last and you can make it pink or blue or whatever color! See tutorial here.
5. Doily Banner: This DIY Valentine banner made from doilies is very effective and so easy to make. See tutorial here.
February 8th, 2016
What an incredibly beautiful collection the A Day in the Countryside, Bonpoint Summer 2016 is! I’m so glad to project myself into summer because as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not the biggest fan of winter.
This collection is vast and varied and they have captured the essence of the French countryside and all the summer activities and fun and all the outfits needed for each one. The special occasion wear for girls is so sweet and precious, and then there are crisp boating outfits for boys and girls, stylish overalls, colored polka dots with sunshine yellow, cherry motif knits and even some ethnic splashes.
Take a look at Bonpoint to see the whole collection.
January 28th, 2016
I’m kind of love with Kyoto Nemoto illustrations. They are so bright and simple. Kyoto is an illustrator from Tokyo who mainly draws for books, magazines, postcards and design her own original products. She also works on commissioned projects all over the world!
Here’s her site.
January 26th, 2016
This adorable House Pincushion tutorial is definitely something more for the Moms! The kids could help but the delicate hand sewing might prove a little challenging. It is so sweet the way the pincushion is mounted on a big button. Very creative and looks like something out of the Hobbit!
January 22nd, 2016
Look how cool these poster drawing tutorials are by DeviantArt! They have wonderful guides to drawing all types of animals, birds, cats, you name it. And books that are guides like the one below.
There are so many, I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I see these in our very near future.
January 20th, 2016
It was love at first sight for me when I saw these embroidered dolls by Nadya Sheremet. The stories these dolls tell and the wonderful embroidery, textures, expressions and everything stopped me in my tracks.
And she has her lovely story on her site. And a lot more loveliness.
Thought I would pass it on…
January 18th, 2016
I know we are mid season and I’m late with this but the Bobo Choses Unknown Mountain Journey, Winter 2015/16 needs another look-in!
And why? Because it features a wonderful rustic, native American theme with pony silhouettes galloping all over many of the styles, feathers, and fishes and birds, and modernized zig-zag fir tree prints. They’ve captured the wild feeling of native Americana in a sweet, nostalgic, yet totally hip and modern way. More Bobo Choses magic.
January 15th, 2016
This Free Printable Papercraft Alphabet is perfect! Solène is completely obsessed with her alphabet these days. It’s so cute and wonderful to see a kid in love with language and letters and learning them. Her idea of a good time first thing in the morning is to have me ask her how to spell things in her head.
So, I’m thrilled to find this incredibly beautiful alphabet by Digitprop. We will be putting this together very soon. Go to their site for the PDF’s of the letter templates so you can print them up.
January 14th, 2016
Marlot is a French fashion brand for babies and children brought to us by the two designers, Céline Wattinne and Constance Baert. Their designs are simple, elegant, lively and made for active kids who want to jump and play!
Designed and produced in Europe, they use only the finest materials that are comfortable and soft for little kid’s skin. And their theme is basics that you can mix and match.
To see their whole collection, go to the Marlot website. They are having a sale right now.