Dolly Llama Rag Doll

Dolly Llama Rag Doll

Meet Luna’s little vintage inspired Dolly Llama rag doll. It’s the sweetest little thing and oh so cuddly! This one was custom made for her but you can get them pre-made from their online shop. These are 20″ tall and are all handmade. Even the eyes are hand embroidered! It’s amazing how many dolls Luna has collected throughout the years and toys overflowing in our house. When Luna was a newborn, her room was filled with wooden toys and vintage inspired dolls. Then as the years went by, more and more toys filled our house from birthdays & Christmas presents. There are those toys that come and go. But there are those beautiful well made toys & dolls that you want your kids to keep forever. They’re well made and they look beautiful in a home. This is one of those. There’s so much love and care put into making every single one of these. Thanks Dolly Llama for making our little girl very happy. I love it as much as she does! You can grab one of these for your sweet little girl...
The New Domestic Design/DIY RoundUp

The New Domestic Design/DIY RoundUp

Splatter Party Invitation Garden Starter Gift Bags Missing Goat Jams Luna’s First Year Birthday Party Loot Bags Place Cards An Artists Kits A/M Birthday Card Christmas Cards 2009 Customized Chocolate Bars Cherry Tomato Gift Box Weekend Art Project Here’s a collection of some of my most favourite DIYs. I also feel lucky to have been able to work with the lovely Heather Cameron of Missing Goat Jams to redesign her delicious jam labels. They are the only jams I eat now. Trust me, they are divine! And those customized chocolate bars, they are so easy to do. Great for party giveaways. Enjoy and happy...

Giving Back – A Simple Shoebox Project

Every holiday season, Luna and I participate in the shoebox project organized by Samaritan’s Purse. We’ve been doing this since Luna was two and we look forward to it every year. We always choose a child the same age as Luna as it teaches her the concept of giving in a fun & hands-on way. What I love about it is that Luna is really involved when choosing the items. She’ll pick something out and say “I think she will really love this!” and “oh mommy, I think she will love these sparkly socks!”. I know that whatever Luna picks out, the child she is giving it to will love it just as much! We have a lot of fun filling up the box with all sorts of things. Our box contained a pack of underwear, a dress, clay making toy, small art tote bag with markers for colouring, a bag of santa chocolates, candy, toothbrush, snowman stuffy and a bar of soap. The dollar store & Walmart is a good place to go for filling up your box. But Old Navy is also an excellent place for finding really cheap shirts or dresses. I go straight to the clearance section and have always found a dress on clearance for $4.99! In the past, we’ve also included a pack of socks, simple white tshirts, notebooks, pencils and tutus we’ve found at a dollar store. I always wish Luna and I could be there to see the joy in the kids faces when they receive their presents. But back in 2011 when I did a blog post of our shoebox...

Splatter Painting

At Luna’s Jackson Pollock Splatter Art Birthday party, all the kids had a chance to create their own splatter art on a 9×12 canvas that they get to keep. The kids couldn’t take them home the day of the party as they needed a few days of drying time. When I finally picked them up, I was blown away. For 4 year olds, they did quite well. I secretly wanted to keep them all! For such little people, I sure was inspired of their work! So I documented each and one of them before packaging them up to give back to the kids. Each of their names were written on the back of the canvas so I would know which art belonged to who. Their painting acted like a loot bag, though, it was just a week late. We packaged them up, added a couple photos from the party for them to remember and another piece of art that they did and wrapped them up with bakers twine. Voila, a masterpiece for them to keep forever. Similar Topics: Luna’s 4th Birthday Invitation Luna’s 3rd Birthday Party Luna’s 1st Birthday Party Handmade Goodie...

Handpainted Tiffin Carrier

Our beautifully hand-painted three-tier Tiffin Carriers are now available in the shop! A perfect way to bring homemade food with you wherever you want to go. The three individual tiers keep meal components neatly separated. For example, separate your sauce/meat, grains and veggies to keep things crisp or use the tiers for different salad ingredients that can be freshly mixed together when you’re ready for lunch. These Tiffin Carriers bring back childhood memories while growing up in the Philippines. My parents used to pack homemade food in these and take them with us to a picnic. It was a great way to separate the rice, meats & veggies. The food wouldn’t be piping hot anymore, but at room temperature, we enjoyed them all. My sisters and I each had our own. Every Saturday mornings, we would go to our kids cooking class and learned to bake with other kids our age. After class, we get to take home all the yummy treats we learned to make. So we would carefully store all our baked goods in our Tiffin Carrier and proudly take them home where our parents & brothers were eagerly waiting to taste what we’ve made. These make perfect Christmas presents. Don’t wait too long as our stock is limited. It takes a couple months to make & paint these. Our next batch won’t be coming until early next year as winter is coming and it snows in the small village where these are made & painted which takes longer for the paint to dry. You can purchase your handpainted Tiffin Carrier here....

New in the Shop : Khadi Blankets!

We LOVE Khadi and we finally have them in the shop! Why do we love Khadi? The fact that everything is done by hand – yarn and fabric. In Khadi, even the yarn is handmade thus keeping it’s cottonness. Our Khadi blankets are hand spun and hand woven by artisants in rural villages in India. You will never get a smooth machine finish look – the beauty of khadi blankets comes from the handmade quality that no two fabrics will be exactly the same. Khadi is a traditional cloth of India. It is a movement Gandhi created by boycotting foreign goods and promoting the spinning of khadi to generate jobs in rural parts of India. Most of these rural areas have no electricity. Everything is done by hand. Khadi keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is one of the most comfortable fabrics and the more you wash it, the better it looks and feels. Visit our online shop here to see our khadi...