Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brasserie Rival and The Creative Collective

Hi, friends. I hope your day is off to a great start. After dropping the kids off in the city for school, I swung by Brasserie Rival for a breakfast meeting: "Coffee and The Creative Collective group" (here) at Brasserie Hotel Rival, an Art Deco Hotel and Restaurant in "söder," built in 1937 later restored by ABBA-musician Benny Andersson in 2013.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Birdie Balloon Garland

The sound of chirping birds is one of the first signs I look forward to every Spring. 

With just a few party balloons, you can make your own darling string of Spring Chick Balloon Garland. These little guys are my family’s go-to Easter decorations and never fail to make me want to throw a spring baby shower or a little one’s birthday party!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Inspiration: 25 Easter Ideas

25 Willowday Handmade Easter Projects

We're adding many Spring and Easter touches to our home. We're creating indoors and out and enjoying what Spring effortlessly brings.  For more than a week, our lawn has been a field of purple crocus; plus, we've found our first "Vitsippa." On Friday, we were surprised by a snowfall (here) along with a Solar Eclipse (here.) Spring has so many faces!

We hope you'll enjoy this round up of Willowday Easter Projects. We'll meet you here soon with more and, as always, we love to see what you do with our tutorials.

 Come with us below for links to all 25 of these simple, Easter, projects!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Project: Make Cork Bunnies

Happy Friday! We're hopping into Easter making here. I'm drawn to projects that can be useful as well as handmade and these are an all-ages project just like that: Bunny Place Card Holders! 
We've given our bunnies a little table testing and can't wait for Easter.  I can really imagine making bunnies and little shoe box houses with small children, too.  These Cork Bunnies are a  really fun group project which we experienced first hand, because our daughter and I made

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Frozen Banana Pops

Make Frozen Banana Pops.

Who needs ice cream when you can have frozen bananas? These are such yummy treats that I've jazzed them up for St. Patty's Day as a little surprise; although they're great treats, year around.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


DIY Dry Erase Easter Cards

I love any holiday that brings bunnies, chickadies, and pastel piglets life! I guess that explains why we’ve had so much fun making and personalizing our own Dry Erase Easter Cards. They’ll make the best Easter egg hunt surprises – once our guests receive their cards, they can erase our designs and create cute, customized cards of their own! Give them to friends and family or just leave them around as Easter decorations :)


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Artful Year Book Give Away and Granola Bar Recipe

I've recently received a copy of  Jean Van’t Hul's new book: The Artful Year, Celebrating The Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes and want to share it with you. Things like this make having a blog extra fun because, guess what:  I have one book for you, too. 

Follow me below for details to enter and have breakfast with us:  This is our table this morning. 
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Emoji Bead Coasters

Miles of smiles here and we want to spread them to you, too. We have smiles both because we're on Winter Break and because of this project.

Making and then, using these little Emoji Coasters has been a project that we made over our break that's a lot of fun. Follow us below to learn how you can make these Emoji Bead Coasters, too.

Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland

Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland: 
With a daughter who danced ballet for year and who has a winter birthday, it seems only natural to us that our snowmen wear tutus. They do!  In fact, one year, we created a birthday party entirely around this idea.  I love a party at home; one that's full of activity and reflects the personality of the birthday kid!

I'll share more about this party later but, today: 

Make Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garlands, with us!  "Roll" with us below for the full post and how-to:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Simple Print Making: Glue Gun Stencils

Hi Friends. We 're on our two week Winter Break! Next week, we'll be skiing but, this week, we're home and I love to lure the kids into projects with me. These Glue Gun Stencils are really fun to make with big kids. These are so easy, fun, creative. versatile and functional. 

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This is a set of Opposite Pillows, using this technique; made for guest. It works great on tee shirts, too! Come along with us...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Make a Snowball Lantern Cake

Snowball treats for you to eat: Make a Snowball Lantern Cake that lights up!

Hi friends. Our snow has come and gone; then, come again. We've had unexpected snow, last night, that's given us a morning of sledding and the chance to try something that we want to share with you, too: Swedish Snowball Lantern Cake. 

This is a perfect "Kids Bake" project for anyone, anywhere and we feel like we can share a little bit of Sweden with you ---- but, in yummy cake-form. This Snowball Lantern is even lit with a flame.  We can't wait to share this with you.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Swedish Snowball Lanterns

There’s a saying in Sweden that “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.”  This robust attitude is present in winter play and outside creativity, as well.  I think Snowball Lanterns are a natural example of this.  I like them for their duality: kids fun with beauty adults can enjoy, too! (And, honestly: these can -- and are -- made by all ages!)

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