Monday, 28 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Today's quick start features Martha Stewart's favorite crafts for kids book. I'm amazed at how many crafts are packed into this 350 page book of endless fun for kids and maybe their moms and dads too!
I'm still going through the book (its going to take some time to get through all the activities, there is quite alot of them!) but so far a favorite has got to be 'Painted Umbrellas'. The name says it all and i think its a great simple project for the young ones to get creative with paint and something they actually use .... no need for them wait long I believe with rainy season in most countries right now.
Another nice project is the Leaf Alphabet ... I saw some great variations floating on pinterest the last coupe of weeks but Handmade Charlotte's one must be the most perfect one! ... couldnt resist sharing the cute image by Sabine Timm too ... :)
Join in the fun, you can get your copy of the book here.
.. Martha Stewart's favorite crafts for kids
Monday, 22 July 2013 by Irene Hoofs
I met the lovely Caroline Ellerbeck the other day at the Kleine Fabriek where she was showcasing her beautiful new collection 'fairytail coloring books' and 'learning how to draw' books that she publishes via her own company and are sold via various online shops.
My boys loved working with them. The books leave so much space for personal interpretation but do give guidance on how to draw.
Caroline is an illustrator by profession and has illustrated numerous children's books but you might also recognise her style from this app by Appracadabra or this calendar!
I was lucky enough to share images of her home in Rotterdam on Bloesem Living a little while ago. Marjon made the pictures and Sandra from BijzondeMOOI* asked her some questions. You can read and see it right here!
Thursday, 2 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Just discovered this new Paris Guide for Kids over at Famille Summerbelle's blog ... the cover by itself would convince me to buy it! Julie's 'Un Dimanche a Paris' range is just too beautiful and an excellent choice from Kim Horton Levesque to use it for her new book.
Julie who is a French native herself says the book is a well documented guide for sophisticated parents who wants to have fun with their children in Paris.
.. The Little Bookroom Guide to Paris with Children
.. Un Dimanche a Paris
Monday, 15 April 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Did spring arrive for you too this weekend.. I heard my friends from the Netherlands saying they were so happy to feel some sun on their skin and finally being able to play outside again ... things you absolutely start taking for granted when living in an exotic place like us.
So let's start the new week week with something sunny and light ... the second issue of Lille Nord ... a new FREE online magazine for trendy parents and children alike with a love for everything Scandinavian.
It is the Scandinavian issue packed with fun DIY projects ... inspiration for your home, party and cooking and an introduction to upcoming and established Scandinavian designers, artists, illustrators.
.. Lille Nord
Friday, 30 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Hi Lovely readers! Hope you were liking all our posts and our gift ideas from last week. We had a beautiful DIY project by Mereta
which always receives great feedback. I made a gift guide collection for the Etsy
blog, if you missed out on my recommendations you can click here
Our special post on Bloesem Living
last week was about Holly's second book 'Decorate Workshop
'. And great news guys we are having a giveaway this time on our Pinterest Page
. A lucky reader will be picked randomly to win this book.
Next week we will drown you in Christmas decorations, DIY projects and ideas to have a beautiful Christmas with your family. Hope to see back ~ irene xoxo
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
~Home Grown Book
Sets provide early readers with a whole literacy experience while presenting rich and interesting subjects to meet children's conceptual intelligence.~ Home Grown Books