Search Results for: Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Hugs Gift Wrap

Give Mom a Hug. Whether you will hug Mom in person or wish you could send her a hug through the mail. Wrap Mom’s gift with this Mother’s Day Hugs Gift Wrap and she’ll then have one or two or more! Wrap with Mother’s Day Hugs Gift Wrap!   Our packages were shipped off earlier

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DIY Mother’s Day Monogram Journals

I’m sharing a Mother’s Day Gift today: DIY Mother’s Day Monogram Journals. With one week to go, I wanted to make sure you had time to create something special because I think that there’s something extra special about the act of using your own hands to create; using your own imagination and creating a personalised

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10 + HANDMADE MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

10 + Handmade willowday projects for everyone to make for Mom. Just click below for links… Starting with precious hands: Mother’s Day Handprint Cards Jewelry for you to make side by side: Big and small wrapped necklaces for designmom | Personalized Flowers for Mom: Make Fabric pyramids (for keepsakes) Naturally Colored Bouquets of tea with these: Flower Tea

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Mother’s Day Handprint Cards

Make Mother’s Day Handprint Cards with us today. Make these Mother’s Day Handprint Card for Mom. These work perfectly for Grandma, a teacher or even as a birthday card for a friend.  What starts with an individual handprint becomes art with embellishment! Add Mother’s Day Handprint Cards this year.

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Personalized Mother’s Day Presents

Personalized Mother’s Day Present Dipped jewelry keeps catching my eye recently. I absolutely love the contrast of wood and shine and wanted to do a project with the kids for special mothers in our lives. After trial and error, we’ve decided that painting to achieve the dipped look, vs actual dipping, worked best. If you’d

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Happy Friday and Easy Coffee Cake

Hello friends! I’ve missed you. I can’t believe how hard it is to keep up with everything while the kids are home on their 2 week Winter Break. I do feel so lucky, though. I’ve just returned from a visit to London with our oldest son. It was an amazing trip with such special memories! 

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Happy International Women’s Day

Happy Friday. Happy International Women’s Day to all of you! I can’t remember this date being one I heard observed often, when I lived in the US; but, today, I’ve been greeted with this several times. In fact, I have a friend who received flowers every year on this date.  Do you? Do you send them?

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Journal Sparks

I dare you to make it through this book without lifting a pencil. This is book is perfect for your kids. It’s perfect for you. It’s perfect as a gift.

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5 Handmade Gifts for Mom

5 Handmade Gifts for Mom. Flowers and handmade gifts from the kids are a match made in the stars for me.  On the brink of Mother’s Day Weekend in the US,  I’m asking myself, ”so, which handmade Mother’s Day projects have been my personal favorites?” Here are  5 Handmade Gifts for Mom for you to make, too. I

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PARTY

We love parties! Here are a few of our favorites: 1. Secret Agent Spy Birthday Party with Laser Labyrinth + Give Away DIY’s  2. Surprise Birthday P with tutorial for Pinta Cake, Flat (and mailable) Pinata   3. Ice Skating Birthday Party with DIY for Ice Skate Pompoms 4. Camp Grayson Birthday Party 5. Candy Necklace Cards (4 Printable Variations +

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MAKE

Hello and Happy Making. Happy Merry Making! We hope you’ll find something just for you in the links below. This area is under construction; photos are being updated and I hope to have this all updated soon! Until then, inspired wishes! Bead, Necklaces and Jewlery: Make Pompom Book Marks Ice Cream Hair Band Tutorial Macaroni

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Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces

Make Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces.  Do you remember making macaroni necklaces as a kid? Macaroni necklaces seem to go hand-in-hand with kids and summer camps to me.  With Spring blooming around us, I need to add flowers into the mix. By simply adding pompom, these simple Macaroni Pompom Flower Necklaces are quickly transformed into something

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5 CHERRY PROJECTS

Hello friends. It’s a very cherry day here and we wish you the same!  This weekend’s cherries had me thinking of you and the fact that we’ve accumulated a few cherry-based projects that we’d love to share with you. Jump with us below for 5 merry-cherry posts and projects. The cherry blossoms in Stockholm have

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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

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Dye Fabric Naturally

A table set with cues from Mother Nature for Mother’s Days? Naturally. My adoration for natural dyes started (here), deepened with last year’s flower tea bags, (here)and went all out bananas when we dyed natural Easter Egg dyes (here.)  Hmmm, bananas, I haven’t tried that yet. As we were dyeing Easter eggs, one thing led to

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Handprint Rudolph Cards

How many more hand print cards will we make this year?  Gray’s hand is still so cute for card making. Plus,  there’s such little need to say “careful, careful” any more.  Actually, now, his nimble fingers, creativity and our team work have me thinking that we’ll make cards right up until the big date —-

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DIY: Flower Tea Bags

Flower Tea Bags painted with tea! Flower Topped Tea Bags make a perfect gift. We started experimenting with tea for Mother’s Day and loved the results. Can you believe this color is actually tea? Make them for yourselves or as gifts! Click on “READ MORE” for full tutorial To make these, I used a tea called

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Big + Small: Wrapped Washer Necklaces for Design Mom

Today, I’m a contributor over at Designmom and confess that I’ve been checking all day to see if these were ready to share with you.  I’m so happy that the time has come. Sometimes simplicity speaks the strongest, don’t you agree? Today’s project is exactly that and full of so much meaning: Mother Necklaces for Grown Ups

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Nyckelviken

Happy Friday! w Look! Can you believe Stockholm is literally on the other side of the tree? OK.  That’s a teeny bit of an exaggeration: you can see the city from this park but, Nyckelviken is actually a 10 minute drive from the city. Back when we were still living in the city, it was one of

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Big & Small Project: Painted Spoons

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Today, I’m sharing a new “Big and Small Project: Painted Spoons” — over at designmom. This is such a great side-by-side project to do! You stripe while your little one’s dip!  Maybe a weekend project for you? Not only are these fun to make together, fun to enjoy at home, but, if you’re

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GIFT WRAP #18: NECK TIE WRAPPING

Gift Wrap for Dad Why is Father’s Day synonymous with neck ties? I know that my husband, Staffan, would much prefer to be neck-tie free on his day. This notion had me thinking. Let’s loosen the Windsor knot on this traditional Dad item. Do you have an old neck tie around? Re-purpose it and use it for

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GIFT WRAP #16 PART II: FABRIC PYRAMIDS

GIFT WRAP #16 part II : FABRIC PYRAMIDMake these pyramid packages, here in fabric. They’re unique packages, keepsake, jewelry or toy holders. Below are several variations for all ages and abilities. Stiffened felt packges. Instructions below. Variation #2: NO-STITCH LACE UP PACKAGE No needles needed, if you punch holes along the edges. Find pretty ribbon

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Gift Wrap #16: Pyramid Packages

Gift Wrap #16: Pyramid Packages  (or how to wrap a round object) It’s another long, holiday, weekend, in Sweden, which seems to mean: more days for kid’s birthday parties. This wrap came about, as I prepared packages for the weekend and had the challenge of wrapping a ball. How to camouflage it?  I realised that

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DIPPED MACAROONS

Dipped Macaroon Mountains for Mom While making our Mother’s Day, dipped necklaces, these came to mind like a sugar plum vision. Simple, white-chocolate, topped, macaroons are quick to whip up — even with mini assistance; cardamon adds a more sophisticated touch. I can vouch for these: a combination this Mother loves! INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon of

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Gift Wrap #16: Pyramid Packages

(or how to wrap a round object) It’s another long, holiday, weekend, in Sweden, which seems to mean: more days for kid’s birthday parties. This wrap came about, as I prepared packages for the weekend and had the challenge of wrapping a ball. How to camouflage it?  I realised that the solution was already right

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Gâteau des Rois | Kings Cake and Paper Crowns

Happy New Year!  We’re back from the holidays and I’m so happy to meet you here.  I’m hoping you’ve had a wonderful holiday season! Ours has been wonderful and the feeling is still in the air. In Sweden, January 6th is a National Holiday called “trettondeknut. For us, and I’ve learned, for others, too,  around

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Alphabet Muffin Recipe

That’s right, they’re m-u-f-f-i-n-s!  Apple Alphabet Muffins, how to make Alphabet shapes and recipe below. It’s been great meeting you back here again after a long Summer! With the kids back to school, I’ve been baking muffins every morning this week! I’m actually not one who jumps out of bed bright eyed and bushy tailed but, I do

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Thanksgiving Planning

Happy Saturday. With Thanksgiving and other holidays ahead, it’s time to polish the silver, press the linen and start on the grocery list.  Have you started? Living in Sweden, nothing will be closed for this non-Swedish holiday: good planning and good friends are crucial! Do you have a dish that makes Thanksgiving for you? My favorites

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Krista Kretzschmar

Featured Artist: Krista Kretzschmar Krista and family It’s been some time since I’ve featured an artist. In ode to Swedish Father’s Day week, I felt it was time to have a Swedish artist: jewelry designer and goldsmith, Krista Kretzschmar. She’s so talented, refined and original. Her bracelets are currently taking Stockholm by storm (last seen

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GINGER COOKIES

When visiting my Great-Grandmother’s house, young and old alike, would be found with their hands in the cookie jar.  After hugs and hellos, every single family member would pilgrimage to her twin glass, cookie jars and reach in for a handful.  One jar was always filled with Ginger cookies; the other, was most likely filled

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