Friday, 31 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Karen and Andy from Olli&Lime really would love to give one of their gorgeous egg blankets to An ... she wrote the following comment ..."Very inspirational to see those colours in a simple funky retro design. I went around to look for baby stuff on the high street today, you see, I'm having a first baby soon, very exciting... But all that blue, pink and white ruffle... all those huggy bears... those 'I love my mummy' - bibs... please. So this is truly refreshing, a whole other league, thanks a lot Olli & Lime, and BKids for introducing me." ... Congratulations An!
And many thanks Olli&Lime!
Thursday, 30 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Jessica Hulce from Chronicle Books was so kind to send me this beautiful set of greeting cards, called 'musical notes' and are illustrated by the very talented Susie Ghahremani ... Susie's website is called boygirlparty and here you can find her wide collection of beautiful children's illustrations, which she uses for her note books, cards, sticky notes and more ... Another set of greeting card which you definetly should take a look at is Binth's little notes ... it's so easy to have a set like this at home ... how often does it not happen that you need a little card to send a special message to someone ... all cards are beautifully packed by chronicle books...
..Musical notes from Chronicle Books..
..Binth's little notes..
..Susie Ghahremani website..
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
As promised another new Open House Tour today ... this week it's Jenny form the very nice and free on line magazine LMNOP ... a magazine which you should not miss, I love it and it is always a great source of inspiration for me ... every issue shows so many fabulous designs, handmade creations and interesting work for children by artists and designers from all over the world .. Jenny lives with her family in Sydney, Australia and her house is very war, bright and stylish ... would you like to see more... click here...
..Open House with Jenny from LMNOP..
..Other Open House's..
Tuesday, 28 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Feltcafe ... by Liz Maly who makes the most adorable hand felted and hand dyed baby booties ... each pair is made individually, using a traditional feltmaking process that combines fluffy wool, dish soap, hot water, and friction to make a uniform seamless felt object ... for two years Liz lived in Kobe, Japan, but currently is back in her hometown Seattle ... her passion for Japan shines through in her shop, where you can also buy some great Japanese books ...
..feltcafe online shop..
Monday, 27 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Did you have a nice weekend? I hope so ...we are having a long weekend, today many of the Malaysian Indian people are celebrating the "Festival of Lights" or "Deepavali" ... it's a National Holiday ... but I know for many of you it's a regular Monday and of course I wouldn't want you to be without a new part of the B:Kids Gift Guide 2008 ... today 20 new affordable gift ideas, the websites and shops were I found these items all have so many more nice things to offer, so please scroll around ... tomorrow I will show you some new great finds and on Wednesday there will be a great new Open House Tour!
..Gift Ideas under 50 dollars..
..Gift Guide 2008..
Thursday, 23 October 2008 by Irene Hoofs
Heath Ceramics ... on Bloesem you can often read how fond I am of beautiful ceramics and when this email arrived in my mailbox this morning I was very enthusiastic about the gorgeous colors of this special dinner set designed by David Mellor especially for Heath Ceramics in Sausalito, California... to be honest it's not very cheap, but truly a very special handcrafted gift for your child or grandchild!
I'm going to wish you a lovely weekend ... I know it's only Thursday, but tomorrow I will be playing all day with my son on his first 'sports-day' organized by his school ... and this proud mom really doesn't want to miss that ... for you all of you who haven't left a comment yet for the great giveaway from Olli&Lime this is small reminder ... comment before Saturday 25 October ...