Monday, 29 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs
I received a very nice email from Maya telling me about some great craft projects she shows on her very nice blog Mayamade and I particularly liked this one where Maya was inspired by a vintage children's craft book ... it's a portable art studio made from a cardboard box ... just click here to see how it's done ... enjoy and thanks Maya!
Saturday, 27 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Preparing a post like this makes me really happy, because one of my favorite designers and illustrators is going to be a regular guest on B:Kids reviewing some great books for us ... please welcome Lorena Siminovich, who was born in Buenos Aires, but is a San Francisco based artist and illustrator ... Lorena illustrated several children's books published by Templar UK, Chronicle books and Candlewick, three of her books will be out in 2009!!, but you probably know her from her beautiful label: Petit Collage ... a line of modern walll decor Siminovich and accessories for children ... have a look here...
Today Lorena tells us a bit more about a book that is on my wishlist for a long time and after reading her review I have decided to buy it right away ... please click here for Lorena's book-review from 'When You were small' by Sara O'Leary...
..other book reviews..
The Red Thread ... Lisa Tilse is an artist/designer based in Sydney, Australia. Everything she sells is individually handmade by her, and is part of a limited edition or, more commonly, a one-off piece ... i really like the Vintage Storybook Tiles, where layers
of paint are applied to MDF ‘canvases’ and a collage of vintage illustrations
and storybook words is created ... the Vibrant graphic birds are cut from Japanese papers and the white line work illustrations are
hand painted on solid natural timber finished in a semi-gloss varnish ... all very beautiful for wall decoration!
..The Red Thread shop..
..The Red Thread blog..
Friday, 26 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Some of you already might have noticed the new ad from my shop on the side-banner ... and some of you may not, but I'm very happy to let you know that I have opened a new online shop again this week at BigCartel ... in the shop you can find knitted baby bootees and other pieces by me ... some super-cute leather and cow suede shoes ... all the little shoes come in a beautiful pouch made of 100% silk form fabric that is designed by a famous Malaysian artist, called Peter Hoe ... something completely different is a collection of Vintage Little Golden Books that I just love and wanted to offer to you as well ... I hope you will find something that might interest you and thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, 25 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs
You probably know I love Nonchalant Mom ... not only because of the gorgeous collection of different brands which Carina offers at her online shop, but also because of their own designed clothes for children..Nonchalant Kids .... the new collection looks as beautiful as can be...funky, fresh and mostly made from organic fabrics, that are wonderfully soft and comfortable for kids!
Other fantastic items over Nochalant Kids are these supercute and soft pom pom mittens in alpaca from Makié or this brag bracelet in sterling silver from Three Sisters Jewelry Design ... and if you would like to read more about Carina and get some very good parental tips please visit her awasome blog, Nonchalant Mom ...
..Nonchalant Mom blog..
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs
"Who are you going to be today Olive?" ... is a story of a little bird just learning how to be herself. With the help and support of her many friends, Olive finds her way ... this gorgeous book is written and illustrated by the very talented Marisa Haedike from Creative Thursday ... the first 100 copies will be numbered and signed by Marisa. And there are just a few left!
..Who are you going to be today Olive?..