So here is a really effective and fairly simple craft for a weekend! I’m a huge sucker for wooden toys and anything made of wood actually, so DIY Stacking House Blocks would be just the ticket if my girls were younger. I’m kind of sad that the really simple toys of a few years ago have been replaced with more complex things. However, I’m still tempted to make these.
I found this on Mer Mag, and Merrilee guides us to even saw these up into the blocks and make the A frame roofs. All you need is a stick of wood 4×4, sandpaper, paint and a bit of beeswax if you like. Yes, and the saw! The great thing is these blocks are much larger than most blocks, making them much more original. And you have carte blanche as far as painting them. Get all the instructions right here.
BTW, apart from making fabulous crafts from anything and everything, Merrilee is also an illustrator. Take a look at her work here.
Liboosha – This crazy Beautiful Bohemian baby wear label is knocking my socks off! The playsuits especially are so adorable. I always loved playsuits for babies. They are for me the quintessential, classic baby item, actually. And this amazing twist and rebirth of the baby suit is exciting.
Inspired by her daughter, Happy, and Bohemian bloodlines, the designer of this exceptional, handmade label set out to create a line of baby girl clothing that was eclectic and extraordinary. And she succeeded in a big way.
Babesta has opened in Brookfield Place! If you are in New York, you might not have heard of the fabulous new shopping complex, Brookfield Place which is situated on the water’s edge in Tribeca! And my friends Jen and Aslan of Babesta have opened an amazing new store there in addition to their other two stores also in Tribeca.
They have the very latest Bugaboos Runner strollers (they are the only ones in NYC who have them as yet) and you can even take them for a test drive. Yep.
And lots of new funky stuff here like:
Fuko Handmade from Japan makes the most adorable basics for baby! I don’t know much about this label except that I like what they, do and they are handmade.
Fabulous Goose is a Scandinavian company that makes wonderful, wonderful blankets! And the baby blankets are beautiful, and bright like this gorgeous red, graphic animal one above. They also make amazing cushions and other decor items. Of course, everything is totally non-toxic and eco-friendly.
My fave cushion is the fly motif one below!
Take a look at all the high quality items they have to offer on the Fabulous Goose site. Even the name is fab!
I want to share this wonderful online shop with you Babes with Babies! First of all, I just love that the name honors the expecting Mom as someone beautiful and that is what this brand is all about. I have compiled just a few of the wonderful luxurious items as they would make amazing Holiday gifts. And I personally own a couple of these items myself and just adore them!
Look what lovely luxury label, Marie-Chantal has in store for Moms! They are launching their new baby bag, The Nest. This baby bag comes in leather, canvas or nylon and although really fashionable, is also super practical – with straps so you can attach it to a stroller together with tons of other must-have features for modern moms. Available on their website
and in select stores this April! Read More
Another fantastic product from the very progressive and modern company, 4 Moms. The new rockaRoo! I only wish that this were around for my two little babies. In fact, I’m kind of envious. The rockaRoo mimics the movements that happen when babies are in the arms of their Mama (or Papa). The movement in the rockaRoo increases baby’s sensation of motion, which translates to more effective soothing.
Attention was paid to every detail in design – from noise reduction to seat fabric. The seat’s base is sculpted with sophisticated surfaces and tension lines inspired by automotive, athletic and electronic industries. And it’s so easy to use. Love that.