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round about: jewel toys & sky scarves

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I swear I only realized yesterday evening that June is merely 3 days away. And even then, I was surpirsed it was a “week” away, then looked at the calendar and realized that wasn’t even true! I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but around here, May seems to be the month where […]

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worth 1000 words: rope masks

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I can’t explain why, but these masks made out of rope make me silly happy. Found via artist Bertjan Pot.

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the cutest bowls you didn’t know you needed

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I’m fighting the urge to place an order for a complete set of these bowls. I want my every cereal, fruit snack, and lunchtime soup to be greeted with these sweet faces. These bowls from Marinski are not only sweet, but handmade to order. That means that the bowl you receive is unique to you and […]

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it’s not Sunday, but mlle dimanche doesn’t care

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Ah, little French dolls. With cozy hats, hand-knit sweaters, pouty little lips, and strappy ballerina shoes. That’s what you get with a Mademoiselle Dimanche Doll Kit. (and yes, Dimanche means Sunday, hence my post title!). If you want a new craft project to start out with this summer, I highly suggest one of these. Each doll kit […]

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round about: blankets with eyes & paper bridges

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It’s been an amazing week at Small for Big “headquarters”. We have a new fur baby, and getting to know her is taking all kinds of interesting turns. Meanwhile, Birdie has become so obsessed with earthworms that when I picked her up from school yesterday she was keeping two of them in her sweatshirt pocket as […]

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worth 1000 words: not your regular candleholder

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Who needs cheap votive holders and scented jar candles, I want these in every room of my house. Candleholders by Il Sung Na.

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featured: willow & stylo magazine

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My sweet little Willow is super excited about her summer wardrobe. Honestly, if I could magically find a way to snap my fingers and wake up to a closetful of her clothes, I’d be happy too! Luckily, all you need to do to get ahold of Willow’s wardrobe (and lots of playtime fun) is head over […]

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you’ll be wild about these magical shapes

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Last week at the library we found this mesmerizing book. Like magic, it creates animals out of random shapes and layers of acetate. The colors and simplicity are a designer’s dream. The story within Wild About Shapes is super basic, letting the animals speak for themselves. Asking questions like, “what can you see?” when all […]

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maker mentors conference

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I wanted to share with you guys a new online conference I’m in the middle of – Maker Mentors. It started yesterday, and runs through tomorrow (Saturday). And so far it’s been awesome. It’s full of makers of all kinds – and bloggers too – working to grow their business and learning along the way. […]

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worth 1000 words: watercolor plates

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I can’t believe it. You can actually make. these. Drop everything and get going folks – I think I may need to make a complete set. See the DIY Watercolor plate tutorial via Fall for DIY.

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travel the world in the mail

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Travelling the world isn’t really an easy thing to do for most families. It certainly isn’t an option for us right now. Birdie, of course, knows how to make me feel extra guilty. She has asked many times “When can I go to China?”. Or Japan, Egypt, Paris, and other far-flung locales. Don’t you wish […]

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everyone needs an animal

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Our local animal shelter has the funniest looking little pug with eyes that might just pop out of her head. It’s not quite the right time to bring a dog home yet, and my husband thought they eyes were creepy. But Birdie and I, we liked them. This stuffed Pug from Jess Quinn reminds me […]

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round about: paper alice & sparkling moms gifts

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It’s almost Mother’s Day and I’m not ready! I wanted the house cleaned up, my workload cleared out of the way, and some suggestions all lined up for my little family on how we might spend the day. Typical mom approach right? Take everything over and control it as best I can? So, since none […]

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worth 1000 words: dandelion ceilings

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If you can’t get everyone to the field of dandelion blowballs, then you bring the blowballs to the gallery instead. Completely understandable. Dandelion installation by Regine Ramseier.

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Smallful debuts in Mollie Makes Magazine

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Guess what?! Mollie Makes included Smallful’s Fantastical Fox Mask in their most recent issue – Issue #53 to be exact. It’s not a huge feature, I’ll give you that, but it’s still pretty amazing to know I can go to the bookstore and see my little creation on the pages of a real, honest-to-god magazine. And […]

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