Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Irene Hoofs
- Project No.4 of 7 : DIY Necklace-
Simple jewelry making could do just the trick when the kids get bored while travelling! Anouk van der El from Make History whipped up a quick and easy necklace DIY that will be saving some parents from some very restless children. Time for the children to get crafty! Make a whole set of jewelry by repeating the steps on a shorter string and creating a bracelet.
More travel crafts for kids in the series here.
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Surprise, surprise! We are hosting a BOOK SINGING this Saturday in the Bloesem Shop in Singapore. Author Rubyellen Bratcher of Let’s Sew Together is in town and now is your chance to meet her personally ... that is if you are in town :)
WHERE: Bloesem Shop - 59 Eng Hoon Street in Tiong Bahru
WHEN: Saturday 28 June between 10am-12pm
The book is all about simple sewing techniques for you to craft together with your kids!
Sew with them! Rubyellen has created 30 simple projects that encourage families to spend more time together through DIY activities.
Perhaps you wonder why Rubyellen is here in Singapore well we invited her to host some creative workshops. She is going to teach us how to make felt flower garlands and hair bows like these ...
ps. if you look at the picture just above ... how clever to have a chalkboard wall hanging like this. I bet Rubyellen made it herself too :)
Hurry as we only have 20 copies left!
Image credit: a beautiful mess and ah that's love - Video credit: Cakeflix Wedding Films
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Recently the Bloesem Team helped with decorating a birthday party for a very sweet little girl who was turning 3. We had all these ideas, as you do when one spends too much time trolling around on pinterest, and this is how it all turned out in the end.
It was a floral and garden themed party. So there was alot of flowers, both real and fake present, for decoration and activities for the children. The kids got to decorate bottles with washi tape and then fill it with fresh flowers to give to their moms. The fake flowers were also great for decorating hair bands and clips which we saw many of the party guests donning during the party.
We also put up multi-colored streamers on the ceiling, made of crepe paper, for a festive touch! Very affordable and very beautiful.
There was also a pinata for decoration, which was pretty simple to recreate yourself. Because we are rushed for time, we bought a diamond shaped box (it came flat packed and your just needed to fold it together) and glued on rows and rows of gold crepe paper that we had snipped to create a fringe effect. It was our first time making one but it turned out pretty nice!
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Here are some snaps we got on our phones from the party which was held in the Bloesem class space (if you were wondering why the wooden boxes on the walls seemed so familiar).
And you know it's Singapore, so there has to be some good food.
More snaps of the party details. We also had confetti-filled balloons dangling from the ceiling. Easy as pie to put together. Just keep confetti scraps from your other crafts or cut up crepe paper into tiny pieces and put them into a balloon, then blow up the balloon and watch the confetti magic!
We displayed the flowers in different sized and colored pots on a planter rack we found at a nursery. It looked like a mini flower store perfect for the little princesses at the party.
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Thursday, 5 June 2014 by Irene Hoofs
This Father's Day we wanted to do something different in the Bloesem store to celebrate, and as usual the ever-energetic and inspired Anouk from Make History came up with the idea of a Father's Day photobooth! All the props are inspired by space and the sentence " Dad, I love you to the moon and back! ".
Anouk made all the props by hand, using sharpies and cardboard and judging by how quickly she did it, we can only conclude that she is very talented, but also that the props are do-able! We love how they are all outlines, your kids could color them in if they would like too. Or if you aren't one for drawing, we have a link at the end of the post where you can download the printables! Either print them on some thicker paper or print them on paper, stick them on a cardboard and cut them out.
If you are in Singapore, we would love if you came down to the Bloesem store on 59 Eng Hoon Street and get some shots of your children at the photobooth we have set up! The photobooth will be running from today till Sunday 8 June 2014 from 3 to 5pm and it's 100% free. Totally complimentary! We just want to spread the joy..
We did a test run last weekend and we had a ball of a time, here are just some of the results. If you don't live in Singapore, we encourage you to have some photobooth fun at home too! Make sure you tag us on instagram, @bloesemblogs, if you do try out the photobooth.
More space fun after the cut.. and maybe an alien or 2..
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
You should all be familiar with one of the best gifts on the markets by now, Time Capsules (is it obvious we are big fans of it yet? ). Well, from the same wonderful Make History team, founder, idea creator and owner Anouk van der El, product designer Ivan Kasner and graphic designers Mae Engelgeer and Marloes Sijm are so proud to bring us the Little Quote Jar!
Another thing to celebrate is that this beauty is now available. Yes! You can get your hands on it in our very own Bloesem Creative Space! Being the very first retailer in Asia, you can find the Little Quote Jar at the Bloesem Creative Space in Tiong Bahru! It's fresh from the factory and already making itself comfortable beside the Timecapsule in the studio.
People say crazy, funny, not-be-forgotten things alot in our life, whether it's children saying the darndest things or your colleagues cracking you up with one-liners, the team has come up with yet another beautiful and sentimental product thats going to help us keep all the great memories, and great quotes.
Little Quote Jar is a glass jar with a cork top, and it comes with two little notepads and a pencil. The adorable jar looks great whether it's on your kitchen counter or on a book shelf. Always there full of the best times and the little treasures of things the people around you have said.
We would love to hear the funny quotes you have heard! Whether it's an innocent question from your 5 year old or something wise but hilarious gramps said, share it with us in the comments!
It was really great to have a chance to be part of the photography and styling of the Little Quote Jar, done right here in the Bloesem Studio! (Thank goodness for our light shaft which gives us access to great natural lighting.) - Zara
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Whenever I walk into a craft store, I'm like a kid in a candy shop, I find most things too hard to resist. Somehow hama beads have never really caught my interest... till now!
It's perfect for pattern making and making little crafts especially with kids. It's simple enough to do, the key is just picking the right colors! They come in a wide range of colors so color variety or finding your favorite color is definitely not going to be a problem.
There are so many hama tutorials online showing you all kinds of crafts you can make with the hama beads. From simple bracelets to baskets. I've seen alot of DIY hama bead jewelry online as well. I really like the hama coasters though. You just have to arrange your favourite colored beads in a square or circle, apply heat with an iron and tah-dah! ~ Zara S.
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