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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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Happy Handmade: the new craft book must-have!

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I’ve been waiting for this for a veeeeery long time. There’s this great new craft book debuting today that is just perfect for you and all the kiddos in your life. It’s 115 pages of experienced crafters/bloggers sharing a unique craft just for you and your littles to make together, and you can get it right […]

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valentines, donuts, and monsters, oh my!

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I just wrote that title above and now I’m thinking I need to do some illustrations of monsters eating donuts! What do you think? Could be hilarious. But until that happens, we have these new Valentine DIY Printables for your class Valentines, family, and other lovey dovey needs! The monsters are not only Valentine cards, […]

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happy ancient egypt birthday party!

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My little early birdie has suddenly turned into a six year old. As we all say, how did that happen?! One of my favorite parts of watching her grow over the past months is seeing her ongoing passion for all things Ancient Egypt. This year’s birthday theme was a no-brainer! We held the party at Kidcreate […]

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last minute crafts – printables

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Do you have lots of last minute Christmas things to take care of? I know I do. In fact, I could probably spend the next three days doing nothing but wrapping presents and baking goodies and still not have everything done that I’d hoped for! Especially if I keep taking breaks to sip hot cocoa, […]

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DIY ornament ladies for your tree

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It never used to occur to me that we could add amazing decorations to our Christmas tree by making them. That sounds so funny now doesn’t it? With things like Pinterest and Martha Stewart around, I should have been itching to make fresh ornaments every year! Well, this year I’m making up for my slack, […]

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worth 1000 words: watercolor feathers diy

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I have a serious soft spot for feathers, so now I must find some white feathers and some time with Birdie to make these gorgeous creations. And they’re so simple too. See two different tutorials at Babble Dabble Do.

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make: DIY family portrait ornaments

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I used to hate any mention of Christmas before Thanksgiving, I was like a Charlie Brown disciple: it’s not Christmas until December! But Christmas flies by so insanely fast, that I’ve started to sneak it in earlier this year. We were playing Christmas music last week, and for the first time we actually have our Christmas tree […]

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