DIY Christmas wreath - snowy flocked wreath - holiday decor crafts | Small for Big

A wintry scene inside a wintry wreath, here’s a simple version that’s right up my alley. See the how-to at Design Improvised.

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the return of the a-frame

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Anyone else remember their Fisher Price Little People A Frame house like I do? It was the best! Now, Land of Nod has created an upgrade, and I’m even more in love. This A-Frame Dollhouse has the same charm, but with so many sweet improvements I don’t know where to start. Using wood and acrylic […]

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round about: holiday diys & inspiration

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It’s my favorite time of year – how many of you want to join me in the joy of this season? The lights, the smells, the crisp air and even the snow storms are magical when it’s December. We’re prepping for the season here – scheduling all the Christmas recitals and plans with family. It’s […]

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build your own video games

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Finding a good gift for tweens is a tough job! Sometimes it feels like it always comes back around to one thing: video games. I don’t like giving video games as gifts, I guess I’m old fashioned? But here’s a twist on video games that has more appeal to me and to kids too. Bloxels […]

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Worth 1000 words: getting outside

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It may be snowing outside my window, but I’m still in the mood to go out and commune with nature. This image by Rachel Katstaller inspired me.

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little wooden robots

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Want something unique to add to your collections? Check out these sweet wooden toys from designer Daniel Moyer. A furniture designer by day, he and his “elves” began making The Superhero and The Sidekick as part of Fdup.Toys. Each one is a numbered edition, and uses upcycled cast off pieces from his high-end furniture designs. These […]

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the two things you need now

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It’s simple. Thanksgiving is next week, and right after that it’s advent calendar season! You know what that means? A quick trip to Smallful.com, my sister site, full of lots of playful, instant-gratification, printable craft projects. But let’s focus on just two for today. First of all. Let me introduce you to my favorite turkey […]

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worth 1000 words: little wooden friends

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I can’t get these friendly little creatures out of my head, I can imagine hiding under the floorboards and sneaking through my cupboards. Image found via Facebook.

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dollhouse for the ages

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What better Christmas gift for little girls (and boys) than a dollhouse? It’s big, bold, and promises hours of timeless fun. Check out MilkyWood, based in Paris, France. These lovely modern homes are relatively affordable, and have some really sweet style too. You can choose the all white home with an easy clean surface, or […]

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round about: paper holidays & rope bracelets

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You may have noticed there was a really big election this week. No matter which side you are on, it was bound to get messy. I’m tired of the hatred I’m seeing, I’m tired of the judgement – and that’s post-election I’m talking about. If you’re reading this, be a voice of change by being […]

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worth 1000 words: rainbow houses

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Today I just want to live in a rainbow colored, candy coated, sunny skies forever, hippy dippy world. It’s not happening, apparently, but a gal can dream. Image via ArtMik.

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rocking like a snail, in a good way

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Starting slow today? It could be worse, you could be a snail. Start your Baby’s Christmas list now with this sweet rocker called Wiggy the Rocking Snail from Baloq. It’s probably one of the simplest rocking toys I’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good – in fact, I think I like it better for […]

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round about: honeycomb turkeys & smiling coats

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Yesterday turned into one of those days. Where I was mentally burnt out by about 3:15. Then I picked up Birdie from school, she has a whopper of a cold, and her bad mood combined with mine … oh my. What a day. I almost didn’t write this post to be honest, because I usually write […]

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worth 1000 words: bright threads

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Add some floral feasts to your walls despite the blustery weather with the art of Katy Biele. See more at Brown Paper Bag.

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a costume for the ages

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The holidays get so confused, a little bit of Christmas has infiltrated Halloween, have you seen it yet? In the stores maybe or the toy catalogs that have started to arrive? Well, instead of sneering at it all, I think I’ve found a solution, at least for today’s post. Tutu du Monde. Why you ask? […]

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