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pogo toys like you’ve never seen them

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There’s felt, the stuff craft dreams are made of. And then there’s felt like this: in a form you’d never expect! Check out these POGO Toy concepts, featuring felt pieces to layer and construct into all kinds of kooky shapes and fun contraptions. I can’t find very much info on them, but the pictures give […]

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fancy face vase: upcycle your Mother’s Day crafts

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One of my favorite things to do is wander the aisles of a good thrift store – and I know a lot of my fellow DIYers have the same fascination! I’m partnering with Savers this year to bring you some fun – and easy – upcycled projects that give us the perfect excuse to go […]

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worth 1000 words: biggest tulips ever

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Regular tulips just aren’t good enough for you? I think I’ve found a solution. See more images of the Tulpi Seat.

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mother’s day: diy questionaire for kids

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One of the cutest things about kids of a certain age is there matter-of-fact answers to any question. How old is Mom? 1002 years old? Sure, kid, that’s it! Keep those sayings close to you forever with this quick Mother’s Day Printable  (and Father’s Day) DIY project from my shop, Smallful. All you need to […]

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smal wild just for you

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Little teeny tiny perfect animals that are just for you. Consider this a mother’s day treat – and don’t let the kiddos see them! Small Wild makes these beautiful ceramic animals as totems, figurines and necklaces. They remind me of the precious items you’d see on a woman’s dressing table, from centuries past. But of […]

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round about: pom pom picnics & colored pencil rings

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Sometimes something a little magical happens, and it can turn an entire week around in a snap. It rained this evening. By some miracle we actually finished dinner with lots of time to spare, and Birdie asked to go outside with her umbrella. I joined her, and next thing you know we’re laughing in the […]

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icosahedron playhouse? maybe!

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I’m a bit obsessed with geometry right now, and icosahedrons are right up my alley. So my eyes kind of bugged out of my head when I stumbled onto this sweet little house! Ok, yes, it’s a doghouse. But it’s a DIY Doghouse, you could make it any size you want right? They even tell you […]

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birds of a feather

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Have the birds returned to your neighborhood? One of my favorite things about Spring is hearing the birds chirping like crazy early in the morning and whenever I leave our windows open. It’s this noisy symbol that the natural world is coming alive and I cherish it! It’s a perfect time to remember how much we […]

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worth 1000 words: flowers in your hair

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Let’s embrace spring as literally as possible, with flowers in our hair. Illustration found via Les Chosettes.

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animals in turtlenecks are cuter

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Have you ever seen a unicorn in a dinner jacket before? You haven’t? Well, today you’re in for a real treat! Rosey Rag Doll makes some of the cutest well-clothed stuffed animals you ever did see. Infinty scarves, neckties, glasses, plaid pants: these animals are stylin’. Plus, they’re super cute all over the place, handmade with […]

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map your way through these books

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You have hopefully seen the amazing Maps Book by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski. It’s one of those amazing illustrated children’s books that we simply had to have. You too? I sure hope so! Because now, Candlewick Press has added even more to the Maps Book Series. They already published the Maps Activity Book last year – which […]

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round about: eyeball glasses & galaxy shades

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Spring break. Who’s bright idea was that anyway? In theory, I suppose it’s pretty awesome. But not so much for the parents who get to stay home all week with the kiddos? If you’re in college, hey, more power to you. Go find your way south and have a blast. That was never my idea […]

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worth 1000 words: pip and pop

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I have never wanted to lick a piece of fine art before today, have you? See more artwork by Pip and Pop.

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stack it high, stack it low, stack it to and fro

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How would you build the ultimate sandwich? What about your kiddos? I have a feeling Birdie’s idea of an ideal mouthful would be very very different than mine. With this awesome prototype sandwich stacker from Studio Fludd, it kinda feels like the sky’s the limit. I’m starting with the pepperoni – no, no, wait, the […]

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roly poly pals to snuggle

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Sometimes stuffed toys just have too many limbs, amiright? You never noticed? Well Saint Angel Productions noticed, and they have swiftly rectified the situation with these adorable armless, legless creations. Honestly, you won’t miss the arms and legs at all – those cute faces and squishy bodies are all you need to hug.

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