Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Handmade Book Release


Hi Friends.

One of the most wonderful aspects of blogging is how it can make the world just a little smaller to bring people, from all over the globe, together to share and collaborate.  Today, I'm so excited to release an amazing collaborative project we've been a part of: a beautiful, inspiring, craft book called Happy Handmade.  It's been so hard not to share with you earlier but, today, I'm excited to share the book with you and to celebrate with a special introductory offer: this week only, you can buy the book for $9.99.  Since there are 155 pages: 155 Cheers!

Happy Handmade – a collaborative craft ebook with 18 fun and cool international crafting moms who each contribute something unique. We had so much fun working on this book together and I can't wait to get it into your hands.

The book is 115 pages, beautifully designed by designer Michelle McInerney of Molly Moo, that are filled with the most imaginative crafts and DIY toys that are designed to add even more colour and creativity to your home and mind – everyday projects to make with and for your children.

There is a large variety of projects:

Recycled Crafts
Paper and Cardboard Crafts
Felt and Sewing Projects
Handmade Toys
Pom Pom Crafts
Nature Crafts

along with kids interior ideas...

and beautiful classics.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Printable Manicure Practice Pads (Opposite Hand Practice)

Printables for your opposite hand.  

That's right. Other than giving yourself a manicure, have you tried to draw with your opposite hand? Print out as many sheets as you'd like to help the kids practice painting with their opposite hand.

Use these for manicure skills  or use these to try drawing with the opposite hand. 

They're so much fun, you're going to have to try, too! Click below for a never-ending stream of practice sheets. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Willowday 2014 Review

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I'm so very happy to meet you again.  I hope you've had a wonderful holiday or break, too. Before we jump into 2015 together, I've rounded up a few projects from 2014 --- in fact, I've just counted: 52 Best Willowday DIY, Crafts and Treats from 2014 . I just couldn't stop at 50 because there's so much more... and 52 is one for each week of the year! 

Thank you for sharing this year of inspired days with us and now, I hope that you enjoy these 52 simple projects that we've made with our own two hands for you to make with your own two hands, too! Make these on your own or side-by-side. We are looking forward to diving into 2015 together. Willowday Wishes!

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Thursday, January 8, 2015


Create your very own outdoor ice gallery with one-of-a-kind works of art. Yes, these are perfectly white blank canvases of ice. Learn how to make these and then, let your inner artist out.   Follow me below to learn how to these make milky white ice pendants that are perfect canvases for kids to decorate with original designs or write messages on as seasonal greetings. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Make a Wishing Star Bank

Come make a Wishing Star Bank with us.

Hi. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season! This is such a sweet little project to do with the kids to prepare for the New Year and is easy to fit in. Make Wishing Star Banks and then, fill these with wishes! You probably already have the supplies around the house and as well as wishes!

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Day 25: Make Wrapping Paper Pompoms

Day 25: Make Wrapping Paper Pompoms

Merry Christmas and warm wishes to you this season! In the last day of our calendar,  Day 25: Make Wrapping Paper Pompoms, I'm sharing a great way to use all of the left over wrapping paper: make Wrapping Paper Pompoms with us, below.

Add them to your New Years Hats, for fun or as gift wraps.

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Day 25: Creative Calendar Christmas Wishes!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Winter Wishes. God Jul from my family and all of us in The Creative Collective! Come continue with me and the group below. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

DIY Ice Cube Garland

Happy Holidays! I hope you're having a wonderful month!

I am guessing that our kids are probably counting down to our Christmas celebrations by the minute in their sleep tonight. Christmas Eve Day is the day that this holiday is officially observed in Sweden, making sleep light tonight! I'm up late pouring over Christmas details but have a minute to pop in to say "hi" and to share one more Ice Project! 

This is a project that steers the kids outside and at the same time, gives you your own Winter Wonderland atmosphere. They're just beautiful and a perfect way to welcome Rudolf...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Make Yarn Dolls

It's so wonderful to meet you this time of the year and we say: Merry Monday Making! 
Come make these classic yarn dolls with us. 

Make these just for fun, give them away as gifts (they make great  ornaments) or make a garland like we did!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Painted Ice Lanterns

After a very gray November, is it a wonder that we're turning to lights + color? These are pure magic. Today's post  lands perfectly with our first real snow yesterday and the upcoming holidays. 

Light up your holidays with Painted Ice Lanterns. These are so incredibly beautiful and a lot of fun to make.  Come with me to learn how. 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 14: Swedish Gingerbread Cookies and Cake | Pepparkakor

Day 14: Swedish Gingerbread Cookies and Cake | Pepparkakor

This is a weekend of baking and celebrating with two days of Swedish Christmas must-have baked goods. Did you join us for Lucia, yesterday? We shared our  Swedish Lussekatt, (Lucia Buns) for Day 13 in the 25 Creative Days Calendar  and today, Day 14: We are sharing our recipe for Swedish Gingerbread Cookies (Pepparkakor) and just a little more.
Along with cookies from my childhood home,  the kids and I bake these Swedish Gingerbread

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 13: Make Lucia Buns and Lucia Centerpiece Crowns

Day 13: Lucia: Make Lucia Buns and Lucia  Centerpiece Crowns

Girls with flickering candle crowns and boys in white gowns means it's Lucia in Sweden. I'd love to bring the celebrations from our home to your home today. Happy Lucia.

I feel a special honour in posting on Lucia Day, which is Day 13, in our 25 Creative Days Calendar. Meeting you on this day inspired me to create, not just just one project, but, two essential Lucia handmade projects:  Saffran Buns called Lussekatt and Lucia Centerpiece Crowns called Luciakronor. 

Hop down with my family and join us to make these traditional saffron-infused baked goods and learn how you, too, can make your own Lucia Crown to be used as a center-piece.