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Here you can find the best DIY ideas and projects for your little ones.

Have a look and start a craft project right now. Arts and crafts. Birthday treats. Easy tutorials for various seasons. Advent calendars, Easter egg colouring and and and… enjoy! Arts & crafts for kids and their parents.

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22.11.17

Gift Guides 2017 – children

Gift Guides 2017 - children

Hello!

Welcome to the next Gift Guide. Today we are covering children from age 3 to 9. {smaller children ideas you can find here}

Boys and girls, from bike to kitchen, from arty to beauty.

How are you getting along with the gift shopping? I have to pick up some parcels later on but I have the feeling that we are pretty covered. Oh… I like to be done a little¬† early so no rushing and emergency shopping.

 

Let’s see, some pretty good ideas for children:
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1. Bikes – balance bike for age 2 and up or a 12 inch pedal bike age 3 and up. The 16 inch for age 4 and up or the 20 inch for age 7 and up.
All come in a beautiful pale green or pale pink.

2. Milton & Goose play kitchen.

3. Coconut Lip Gloss for kids.

4. Colorful round swinger that is perfect for inside playtime.

5. Baby Alpaca cushion.

6. Miller Goodman PlayFolk. 75 Wooden Shapes coming with a storage bag.

7. Giant coloring poster & felt pens. Choose from many different posters that fit best with your child’s interests such as sport, cities, homes, world maps or Christmas themed prints. So much fun!

8. Beautiful wooden doll’s house that leaves a lot of room for creativity that can be mounted on the wall. There is a smaller version too.

9. Limited Edition Pink Organic Cotton Tent With Pompoms.

10. Ceramic Happy Day Doll’s Tea Set. With napkins!

 

 

Gift Guides 2017 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Small Children

* Children

* Teens

* Adults

* Teachers

* Grand Parents

* Best Friend

 

 

 

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20.11.17

Gift Guides 2017 – Stocking Fillers for the whole family

Stocking Fillers for the whole family

Yay, I made it. The first gift guide is out and more will follow over the next days…
Starting with Stocking Fillers or good little ideas for Advent Calendars {find the best ones here in case you still need to get one}.

At the end of the post you can find a list of all Gift Guides that will be published for this year and I will update the links once they go live.
You can see I added a few categories, by request, and keep every guide to a crisp 10 ideas max. Less or more, isn’t…

It is, really, a Family Gift Guide. The kids of course that I split in small, children and then teens. But our partners should not be forgotten, and the grand parents, the teachers {always tricky} and what about our friends?

I hope you will find these helpful and inspiring! Merry Merry and some lovely festive weeks until Christmas!

Please find now my Gift Guide for Stocking Fillers for the whole family:
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1. Great looking gift box set of two playing card decks.The set comes with rules for Pontoon, Rummy, Solitaire and Whist. For anyone who likes to play cards and great for future travel games too!

2. Cat puzzle! 49 pieces for everyone who likes a fun puzzle.

3. Donna Wilson knitted Christmas Decoration set. Cute and perfect for just anyone…

4. Holztiger Giraffe – wooden animals are always a good idea.

5. Wave Socks … for your teens, friends, yourself…

6. Lemongrass & Peppermint Children & Adult Lipbalm

7. Hay’s bits & bobs – I love to give these. So pretty and useful. And they come in all kind of colors!

8. Leather rabbit watch – for the little ones.

9. Small Rabbit night light.

 

Gift Guides 2017 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Small Children

* Children

* Teens

* Adults

* Teachers

* Grand Parents

* Best Friend

 

 

 

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10.11.17

The best Advent Calendars in 2017

The best Advent Calendars in 2017
Yes, it is this time of the year. And you know what – I already have all 24 little surprises for our Advent Calendar ready. {only because I picked up little bits and pieces in drug- and bookstores during our trip to Germany}

And yes, it is November and the first of December is really not that far away. I browsed the net for you and here are my favorite Advent Calendars for 2017:

 

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The best Advent Calendars in 2017
You like boho? You will love these from Numero 74.

The stars come in dusty pink or petrol blue {top}.
The best Advent Calendars in 2017
Or in white as a all-ready-pre-filled version!
The best Advent Calendars in 2017
Or these little bags that you can hang anywhere {in the tree?!} and also come in dusty pinks or petrol blues.
The best Advent Calendars in 2017
DIY kit including little surprises!

 

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Very easy to assemble forest animal Advent Calendar.

 

The best Advent Calendars in 2017
For design lovers – the black Christmas Calendar from Design Letters is a must!

 

Check last years post too, most of the calendars are available this year too.

 

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08.09.17

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
The creative team of the Djeco brand has launched a new line: Lovely Paper. And we were so lucky to be able to test and try some of those products here at home.

I have a very soft spot for anything paper. Books, magazines, postcards and of course craft supplies. This is perfect. Djeco is a brand that I always check when I need a gift, adding the Paper Collection is such a great extension because finding gifts for teens is not always easy but they {usually} all love crafting.

Everything is beautifully illustrated – of course- and the new collection includes notebooks, gums, pencil cases, masking tape, diaries, pens and colored pencils and also these cool glossy stickers that I still know from my own childhood. The ones we collected, got albums and carefully sticked them in those. And then showed them to our friends. Do you remember these?

This beautiful Djeco stationery range makes every kid’s heart beat faster.

There are also glitter and metallic markers,  secret notebooks and mini stamps sets.

 
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Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
And those beautiful flowers that Leonor loved to put together. The set includes everything to create these Origami beauties and make a really lovely decoration for parties or in the kids room.

As you see there is truly something for everyone and a good craft session, on a Sunday morning for example, is always a winner here.

 

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco

Lovely Paper by Djeco
We also got this really cool Silk Scarf set in the Peacock Design.
It contains a silk scarf that you tightly pin to the box to make a taut canvas. Then you paint the design with the silk paint. The paint will stay nicely in the ‘designated areas’ – it is made like this. Step-by-step, the scarf will be an absolute beauty.
Romy loved to do this!
 

This shop has a good selection of the Lovely paper collection!

 

Happy week end everyone, maybe with some crafty moments. Seeing the weather we have here now it is time…

 

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30.08.17

5 inspiring playrooms

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Whenever I share a picture of our playroom on Instagram {here or here for example} the feedback is always really good, interested and often I get lots of questions.

So I thought it is time to share a little more about playrooms. Ours came together by accident. More or less. It started to be a bedroom when we moved in. But the kids preferred to sleep with a sibling {or us} and the bed in there stayed empty. After a while we moved it and VOILA – the playroom was born.

It is definitely one of the most used rooms {together with the kitchen} in our house however I learned and saw at friends houses – is the playroom not close to where everything happens and where you are, it is not used that much. Ours is connected to the kitchen and it is perfect.

How you decorate and fill your playroom is of course up to you. A reading nook or even a small sofa or a good armchair are perfect for quieter moments. A table is a must for jigsaws, board games and and and…

We have a very long hallway next to the playroom and the table is there most of the times {we just moved it in the playroom actually, I like to change and try new set ups}.

Online you can find lots of inspiration and objects on Flinders for example – little furniture and great decor articles to personalize your space.

Here are 5 inspiring playrooms that I would like to share with you and to give you some ideas:

 

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Love the dollhouse used as a shelf, the cute reading corner with the books on display and the mirror. Little people find themselves very interesting and this is a brilliant idea.

 

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Very organized and such a happy space, don’t you think? Love the rug and the big table for lots of crating fun and creative moments!

 

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Good storage solutions are essential and of course it depends on your house what is possible. I love built-in shelves and I like this little bench on the wall.

 

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Probably the most used item is a good table for kids. Drawing, crafting, reading and and and….

 

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Another fabulous idea – spots. Wall decals. You can take them off easily once you get bored of them or your kids change interest {grow up!}. That sofa is awesome and such a great solution for a room under the roof.

 

Have a playful day!

 

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