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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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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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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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it’s almost may day – just in time for this printable

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When you were little, did you celebrate the first of May with a neighborhood game of ding dong ditch, leaving May Day baskets with candy and flowers hanging from the doorknobs of the homes in your neighborhood? I can still remember the invigorating feeling of running pell mell back to my house before anyone saw […]

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your new weekend project?

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Ok, I think I may have a new obsession. Flipbooks with cutouts? All you might need is a hole punch? Maybe if we start simple with a dot moving from one side of the page to another, we can one day graduate to something as grand and mesmerizing as this? These Hole Punch Flipbooks are […]

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make your own crumple bear

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Yeah, there are DIY kits out there to make your own stuffed bear, but none of them are as innovative as this one. Why is that? Well, ok, I suppose you could take the templates included in the Crumple Bear kit and use them to cut and sew your bear from fabric. But what makes it […]

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six paper flowers to hurry Spring along

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In my neck of the woods, the weather is finally warming up a bit, but there won’t be flowers for a little while longer. So yeah, I’ll take anything I can get to hasten the arrival of Spring. Plus, who doesn’t want to try out a new craft project, am I right? You’d think with […]

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give your favorite littles a new wardrobe

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When I was pregnant with Birdie, I was obsessed with knitting her as many things as I could before she arrived. It was the best way I could think of to show my love for her when I had no other way except for hugging my own belly. Now, of course, if I have time […]

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make it: spring printables worth hopping for!

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Make sure you have the luck of the Irish and download Smallful’s Rainbow Crown! It’s springtime! I want to shout it from the rooftops and hilltoops and mountaintops like that famous scene in Sound of Music. I want to throw my arms wide and shout: “Let’s make some Spring printables!” Okay, […]

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embroidery kits you’ll want to stitch right now

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I used to want to hand-pick every little aspect of my crafty creations. But these days, I’m creating things in my every day business – so I make creative decisions all. day. long. (and I love it, I really do!) Because of that, when I get a chance to make something for fun, I kind of like it […]

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make this: st. patrick’s day rainbow crown

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All I can do is hum “Somewhere, Over the Rainbow” over and over and over when I look at this crown. I should really learn more of the words to that song – all I know is those four! Plus something about bluebirds (maybe next time I’ll add some bluebirds to the crown!) St. Patrick’s […]

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new from Smallful: in the clouds mobile

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I have been fascinated with mobiles since I was a kid. I remember the first time I saw Alexander Calder’s work in person – back in grade school – and being absolutely mesmerized. He developed the most amazing mobiles, and many of the modern mobiles you see now use similar balancing techniques and sometimes the same forms. I’m […]

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top DIY valentines for your kids

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I’m cutting myself some slack today. Tomorrow I’ll be leaving for the best design blog conference ever, Alt Summit. Lots of friends, sponsors, information, inspiration, and I’ll be speaking about one of my favorite things: Pinterest. Maybe I’ll see you there! And when I return, we’ll be in the middle of Valentine’s preparations. At least, […]

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make it: DIY valentines printables

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Somehow I always feel a little weird preparing for Valentines Day in January. But now that it’s February – it’s all systems go! Celebrating Valentines Day when you have kids around is so much more fun, and these new Valentines printables over at Smallful prove that point very well, at least I hope so! Whether […]

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10 DIY Valentines for Kids

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Do you have hearts in your eyes yet? Valentine’s Day is so much more exciting when you have kiddos to celebrate it with. Suddenly, all those sappy, silly cliches are totally fun. I actually embrace the hearts and the pink and red explosion. It’s all part of the kid-friendly version of the holiday. I don’t […]

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