Thursday, February 19, 2015

Paper Dress, for Mayhem

I, as probably most of the World by now, discovered Fashion by Mayhem a while ago, and fell completely in love with the creativity and cuteness that this mom and daughter team come up with daily. Of course, as soon as I showed it to Sophie (after a million "wwwwooooooowwwwws" and "oooooohhhhhs"), she said: 'When can we make a paper dress?!'. I said that whenever she wanted, and proceeded to collect all the white and brown paper that come in all those big delivery boxes, and then waited. She would ask from time to time, and I would say that we could make one then, but she would inevitably end up running after her brother, jumping around over the couches, doing gymnastics, or hula hooping. But finally the day came when she asked, and surprisingly asked again and again, until I believed she really wanted to do it. So we got into designing.
Then she decided she needed a mannequin, like Mayhem's, so we improvised one:
After the last touches, she decided she was ready to put it on and asked me to take a picture, so we could send it to "that girl". She waved at the camera, and said: 'This one!'

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's for penny-obsessed kids

Is your kid obsessed with pennies? Then you are as lucky as we are. All you need to make the best Valentine's Day present ever are: cardboard or foam heart, some pennies (enough to cover your heart),  and glue dots (zots, my new friends). Print this cute vintage Valentine's card, and you are set.
Our kids' obsession with pennies started when we potty trained the little one. He would get a penny every time he went potty, and his big sister would get a penny every time she helped him. The results: he got potty trained quite easily, and both became obsessed with pennies.
They are gonna fall off their chairs they see their presents :).
Happy Valentine's Day!

Gaby

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day


 Oh, hi there! Just wanted to pop in to share the valentine gifts we did with the kiddos for their friends. They were quick, cheap, and easy to do.
We cut a cross in the middle of the bigger hearts to pretend the dinosaurs had gone through them. For the unicorns and such, we glued the smaller hearts (as sparkly wings) using little bits of glue dots.
  I had bought the dinosaurs and unicorns from Target's dollar bins, and the glittery hearts from the Dollar store. I saw the glue dots (Zots) on another blog, and bought them thinking I would need them, and I did!