arts & crafts

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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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09.02.18

Colourful chalkboard walls

Colourful chalkboard walls
We all love to create a fun and interesting home for our families. Cosy, stylish and full of life. If we can add some creative aspects – perfect!

An easy option is the famous chalkboard wall. I showed you some inspiring spaces already and I still think that this one of the best solutions. And you know what, the whole chalkboard wall thing just got better. Like a million times better.
Why?

Because Farrow & Ball is now in the game too. On the top of the game actually because now you can get chalkboard paints in all colours of the rainbow. The Farrow & ball rainbow if you know what I mean. Because they do have the best colours. No question!

Done with the black and ready for some cool colours. Especially with Spring just ahead of us, this is so good!

For the occasion I found some more inspiring spaces for you:
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Colourful chalkboard walls

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Home in your home. Maybe your next DIY project? Here you can find some really great colours for this project. Love the blue tones…

Colourful chalkboard walls

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White? Yes, why not. Surprising, fun and you keep the light in your house. There are lots of shades of white to choose from…

Colourful chalkboard walls

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Green is another classic, but what about a lighter shade?

 

Colourful chalkboard walls

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Or something more yellow? Farrow & Ball has a shade called India Yellow for example.

Colourful chalkboard walls

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Or something bright and happy like violet?

 

Farrow & Ball is an English brand known for a rich colour range. The chalkboard paints are available in matte and semi-matte. Each of these paint types is suitable for your walls or ceilings.

Yes, I am really excited about this. It also means that chalkboard walls do not necessarily have to look like a classroom and you can integrate them now in any corner of your beautiful home.

The biggest issue might be – which colour to choose?!
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30.11.17

Konfetti Kids – new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona
Barcelona is THE city at the moment and if you happen to live there {lucky you!} or planning a trip, then take note now: there is a new kids shop called KONFETTI KIDS that opened just recently in the Barrio Gotico disctrict. And it looks really super inviting and fun.

And so does the online shop by the way, I love the illustrations.

Claudia is originally from Bergamo, Italy.
After her studies she collected some professional experiences in women’s wear, where she had the chance to travel and fall in love with Berlin.
Five years ago Claudia decided to move to Berlin, met her husband Michael and in March 2015  their daughter Lilien was born.

Since Lilien Claudia’s interest in the world of kids wear started to grow. Thinking about quality and good design and how to combine both. The starting point for her ‘project’.

In 2016, the family decided to move to Barcelona and in May this year Claudia found the perfect location for KONFETTI KIDS in a beautiful street of the Barrio Gotico and her project became finally real!

So, yes, the concept was conceived in Berlin and is now based in Barcelona. A concept store for the whole family with a hand-picked selection of international brands for children that reflects her passion for good quality and design.
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Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona
And doesn’t look fun?! I love how sweet everything is.

 

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Konfetti Kids - new kids store in Barcelona

Besides kids wear, you can find original accessories, toys, books and some traditional Italian candies. YUM!
Find Noe & Zoe, Wolf & Rita for example and lots of cute little gifts and toys.

 

Practical Info:

Find KONFETTI kids in a charming street of the Gothic area, right behind the post office of Via Laietana.
The closest metro stations are Jaume I or Liceu.

KONFETTI kids
Baixada de Viladecols 2
08002
Barcelona

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-14:00 / 15:00-19:00
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29.11.17

Gift Guides 2017 – grand parents

Gift Guides 2017 - grand parents

 

 

Another request and researched with lots of pleasure!
Grand parents!

What to gift your parents aka grand parents.

They have everything, usually do not want anything and you wonder what is a good and lovely gift. One that is will be used and cherished too.

Here are some ideas:
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1. Design classic – the Stelton vacuum jug, designed in 1977. Functional and a minimalism beauty. The tilting top lets you serve with just one hand and it also has a handy screw cap, making it ideal for use on the move.

2. Grandpa mug.

3. The Porthole is a simple and beautiful infuser that can be used to create cocktails, infused oils, dressings, lemonade and more. Stylish look, easy to use and it includes four delicious recipes.

4. Gloria candlestick. Creating a nice gentle luster with its beautiful halo. The candlestick is made of brass and is available in two sizes.

5. Garden Kit – great kit in a handmade pinewood crate that is perfect for transporting the tools out to the garden or that can be reused as a planter.

6. During the dark season more people than you think suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Struggling to get going in the mornings, difficulties to concentrate, as well as suffering from lower energy, self-esteem and confidence. Light therapy can help. This one is medically certified to treat SAD. {and it feels good even when not affected by SAD and helps to get over the short days quicker}

7. New baking and desserts cookbook SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi with over 110 innovative recipes. From Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire’s Shortbread to Flour-less Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater. Yum!

8. Exclusive backgammon set – classic wood or cork, luxury or leather. Endless combination of colors, materials, and styles to choose from and perfect to start playing right under the tree.

9. One-of-a-kind custom heirloom wooden Victorian jigsaw puzzle. The centerpiece is centered on your chosen address and is shaped like a house. The map slowly reveals itself piece by piece as you assemble your neighborhood, starting with familiar areas and discovering new ones along the way.
More jigsaw options here.

10. Fine porcelain plates.

 

 

Gift Guides 2017 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Small Children

* Children

* Teens

* Adults

* Teachers

* Grand Parents

* Best Friend

 

 

 

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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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