Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How to make Water Color Pencils


Day #2: Back to school with Water Color Pencils. 
These make me feel like I'm holding a small work of art. I hope that they make you feel the same.  Find out how below. Paint exquisite, bookish, kooky, vibrant, soft --- or what ever your style  --- make these water color pencils today.

We think they're just beautiful and so nice to hold in your hand., too. If you make these I hope they make you feel a little more creative, funny, unique, smart, quick, bold, and wonderfully special! Wouldn't that be a great feeling to spread which is why I love these, tied in a bow as great gifts, too. 

Click below for full how-to

Monday, September 1, 2014

Make Apple and Pear Pompom Pencils



... and grown ups, too.

We think these treats pair perfectly for kids and adults, too!

Happy Monday! Happy Monday Making. School started for us last week and we're moving at a roll.  In addition to checking things off school lists this time of the year, I always try to sit down with the kids to make something special for school --  even if we just take a couple of minutes, I think it's a worthwhile ritual. Last year, the kids made these for school | here.) This year, we had a lot of fun making Pompom Pencils. 

Make one. Make one dozen. These sweet treats can be made in just a few minutes and make a perfect school supply, as well as gift. Come make with us in the full tutorial below.... 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Make Vegetable Mandalas



Set your table with an invitation to add imagination today: 
Make Vegetable Mandalas with us.


Happy Friday Night!

I'm so happy to meet you here. If you've visited us here at willowday before, then, you might remember that Friday night usually brings a "Friday Night Aperatif --- kids style" to our house (more about that / here) and this Friday is no exception but rather than plain carrot sticks, I wanted festive fun that I could prepare ahead of time and am so happy to share with you.Vegetable Mandalas.

click below for full post:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Make Spray Paint Shirts


"Sunday Surprise!" Come join the fun and express yourself with spray paint tees!

Above: Foot ball + calligraphy tees are made using a paper stencil | Graphic "F" uses washi tape only.

I had planned to save this post to share with you in the coming week. Our school starts tomorrow and I keep thinking that "if just one of you is looking a last summer project, I just have to share these with you."  This is a "fits-all-sizes, uni-sex, project;" a personal way to add to a kid wardrobe, play clothes and/ or PJ's to come home to!) 

Click below for full tutorial. Let's create!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Veggie Wheels


Happy Friday! Start your motors, hello, Friday night!

It's our last Friday before school starts and we're feeling a little giddy about the weekend. Veggies cars arrived at our table at noon and I thought that they were the prefect salute to the weekend.  I'm planning tonight's Friday night aperitif-kid style and thought that they'd be the perfect addition. We thought that they'd be something for you, too. They're so simple to make. They're really fun to make together, too! (like this and this) Just click below for full tutorial!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Make Washi Tape Locks


Hi again, friends!

Oh, I simply couldn't wait. I had to share my new favorite Back-to-school Project with you, today. (these can be made in less than 15 minutes.) In fact, I decided to do double posts, just so that you'd have these in time for school! Make Washi Tape Locks!  

Click below for the full post and tutorial:

How to make Lavender Body Scrub or Lemon Sugar Scrub



I think I might be able to write this post in my sleep.  I love body scrubs and I've been making my own body scrubs for years. They're incredibly easy to make, luscious to enjoy and organic.

I could almost pinpoint the exact day when I started making my own body scrubs: it was the day that I ran out of an earlier favourite body scrub, only to learn that the boutique that sold the scrub (and now couldn't live without) had closed --- the owner had shut her doors and travelled back to Thailand, along with her spa  that she had had here in Stockholm with hand made products.

Scrubs make me think of friendship, too ...

click below for full post and tutorial...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Make Infused Olive Oil


Goodness is in the details. 

As we're returning from our summer vacation,  I'm realising that there are still some springtime things that we're enjoying right now that I want to share with you, too.  Thank you, dear lavender. It was you who reminded me of our last trip to Provence, while we were working with you making our wild weavings | here |. Like many families, creativity crosses through the kitchen in a variety of ways and when we have infused olive oil on hand, it often comes with a story... or leads to one. Infusing olive oil has a very personal history to us but, it is a really fun family project to put together and then, to enjoy later -- whether it's at your own table or as a gift for someone else.  This is an "any one can" project! Just click before for how-to:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Make Bow Tie Hair in 5 simple steps

for kids, by kids (but anyone can)

Artful hair.

Kids are so creative and express it in caboodles; even with hair.  My creative niece, Emma,  shared so much creativity this summer and I keep thinking that we're so glad that "what happened at Emma's Summer Camp, didn't stay at Summer Camp" --- Emma returned from summer camp exploding with hair skills that she gladly shared.

Just click below for the full photo tutorial.
(Best of all, this hair has only 5 steps and is genuinely done by kids for kids (but, you can, too)

Monday, August 18, 2014

6 Printable Willowday Doodle Pages


1. Willow Color-by-number | 2. Dandelion Doodle | 3. Summer Sky Printable | 4. Midsummer Dream flower | 5. Dog Fortune Teller / 6. Midsummer Dream


Hi! Today feels like a day for simple + free creating so I've assembled 6 printable willowday doodle pages right here  --- just for you (or pass them along to friends.) All 6 of these printables can be used in endless ways and I wish you oodles of doodles adventures today! It's so great to meet you.

Just click on the link below for more...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Make a wild weaving


Come. Let yourself go. 

Pick a flower ....
or two ....
or ten ... or twenty-two.... and make something with us!

I just want to hold onto this warm, summery, feeling that's ripe in the air and obvious in the faces of kids. 
With weather like this, don't you want to experience beauty, too, without so many rules? Of course, rules and procedures have their time and place but, today, let's keep it simple and free --- come away with us and we'll show you how to make wild weavings, too.

Click below for the full post and tutorial...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Harris Ranch Pecan Drops


Chewy, crunchy,  pecan pie-like, dazzling delicious, California cookies are pure gold.

Like so many things, if there's a story attached, there's just more to enjoy; don't you agree? This recipe came to me with a story and we've been adding chapters of our own. Although these cookies need no embellishments,  I have to  get these into your own hands for you to bake and for you to add a chapter of your own, too! There's just something original and special about this recipe.
(This is also a gluten, oil and fat free recipe -- no flour, oil or butter!) 

Click below for this recipe ...