Roos from broer&zus shared her stand with French label Emile et Ida. And I was happily surprised by their what I call a 'sweet but cool' collection ... and I just have to mention that the women that I met here were definetly the most positive and happy ... great energy!
Not only fashion for kids at de kleine fabriek ... my favorite publisher from the Netherlands was present too. Claudette and Annemarieke from Snor Publisher gave me this fun Voucher Book for women ... do you recognise the illustrations? Yes they are by Sandra Isaksson aka ISAK. A great gift for every Mom!
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I love how Mari Kanstad Johnsen illustrated the children's book VIVALDI. I am an avid children's literature collector, and the illustrations are as important to me as the story. So often you'll find a lovely story, but poor illustrations or vice-versa, that really ruins the story. I've had dreams of being a children's book author since I was in middle school, but I don't know if that day will ever come for me, so getting to read and see books like VIVALDI brings me great joy.
VIVALDI is a story written by Helge Torvund about a little girl named Tyra, who does not like school - so she has stopped talking there. The other kids bullying her, and make her feel very small. Tyra isn't this way at home though, she is happy at home and one day she gets a kitten. Something begins to change in Tyra's life after she gets that little kitten, she begins to feel confident about facing her troubles, because she is no longer facing them alone. You can purchase VIVALDI here. - Tiffany King
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Do you remember the first Dad we had as a guest for a 'Mom' Story here on BKids? It was so much fun meeting and seeing the life of this incredible talented Father... who goes by the name of Joel Henriques... you probably know him... he is kind-of-famous :)
I am absolutely delighted to see how Joel has grown his passion for craft into this so many good things have happened to him... he had his first book published, an absolute must-have for every parent to learn you a thing or two about crafting ... his website looks fabulous ... his work is been very warm welcomed by many ... ... and on top of it all he was a guest in the Martha Stewart show where he made these amazing Doll Houses with her.
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