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...

Luna’s Art Splatter Birthday Party

To celebrate Luna’s 4th birthday, we decided to have a Jackson Pollock Art Splatter Party!  It was a success and the kids had so much fun. This year, I made Luna in charge of her guest list. She told me the names of all her best friends at preschool & daycare and so those were the friends we invited.  She’s at an age where she now has best friends and we wanted her to be surrounded by her best friends at her party. The party was held at 4 Cats Art Studio in their Steveston Village location. It’s such a great art studio for kids and a great space for a party. They offer different types of art parties but I thought the Jackson Pollock Art Splatter Party would be really fun. Though, it took the kids a little while to grasp the idea of splattering paint onto a canvas and that it was ok to get paint on their hair, face and everywhere! By the time they loosened up, there was paint everywhere! The kids first started off working on their own 9×12 canvas. They were taught to splatter the paint onto the canvas – a technique Jackson Pollock became famous for. Then, they moved on to work on a 6ft x 3ft unstretched canvas for the birthday girl to keep. This was so fun and the kids went wild! Also, the kids get to go home with their own 9×12 canvas painting they worked on. Luna gets to keep the unstretched 6ft x 3ft canvas which her and all the friends worked on together as a group....

Luna’s 4th Birthday Invitation

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate another year of Luna’s life. This month of October, she turns 4! My little girl is growing up too fast. Last year when she turned 3, we had her birthday party at Jump Gymnastics. This year, we’ve decided to do a Paint Splatter Party and Luna Can’t wait! Me being a designer, I always like to design Luna’s invitations. I kept the Paint Splatter theme to the invitation by scanning a painting Luna did at preschool and changed the colour to pink & yellow (the colour theme for her party). And instead of using pretty envelopes, I used gift bags instead (with no gusset). They are cheaper than envelopes costing only $2 for 30 bags! I love spoiling Luna and her friends on her birthday and I wanted them to feel special when they received Luna’s invitation – like a little special package made for them. Similar topics: Luna’s 1st Birthday Luna’s 3rd Birthday Luna’s 3rd Birthday Handmade Goodie...

Luna’s Year 3 Book

Documenting Luna’s life one year at a time. I finally finished Year 3 book! When the book arrived in the mail, it is Luna who is the most excited. She’ll go through the book and scream “Oh, I remember that day!” and “Oh, that was so much fun!”. I also couldn’t help giggling seeing her kissing the photos on the book saying “cute little girl Luna”. Watching her with all that excitement going through photos and photos of her life makes doing this year after year all worth it. Every year, I start off the book with a little write up summarizing that year. Here’s the intro for year 3: To my daughter Luna, Each year, I tell myself this is the best year yet and it couldn’t get any better. But you’ve proven that every year with you is so incredibly special filled with so much love and happiness. I love spending my days with you and watching your personality blossom to be the sweetest and funniest little girl. I love hearing you tell your stories about life at preschool & daycare and about all your little friends. I love watching you learn the simplest things in life but yet, they are big achievements and we are always there beside you applauding you. I love how much we say “I love you” to each other and “you’re my best friend”. We truly are best of friends. You’re the most beautiful little girl I have ever known and I love you to pieces. The pages in this book tells a story of our beautiful life together when you were...

My Favourite Things : Kids Edition

1. Magnolia the Bunny 2. Villa Malmo 3. Anniel Zizi Shoes 4. French Retro Toy Dinner Set 5. Rag Doll, Beatrice 6. Momoll Wooden Kitchen 7. Helsinki Made of Wood Block Set 8. Alphabet Cookie Cutters Tin 9. Favourite Pillow 10. Eames Elephant 11. Wooden Spinning...

Winter Workshop at Collage Collage

On Tuesday, I attended the first winter workshop at Collage Collage. We learned to make Pom Pom Garlands and Wreaths. When we got there, all the supplies were ready for us all stacked up on the long communal table. I couldn’t help but admire the mountains of colourful yarns ready for us to use. I was excited. Once everyone were settled in, Erin Boniferro, the brilliant mind behind Collage Collage gave us a demo to make Pom Poms with a little handheld tool. We immediately started making our pom poms and by the end of the 2 hour workshop, we made over a dozen pom poms each. We had a choice to either make a wreath or a garland. I chose a garland and tied my little pom poms together with a white yarn. I couldn’t have been more pleased. I went home that evening with 3 rolls of yarns and my pom pom maker tool purchased at the shop. I made a few more pom poms that evening before going to bed. I’ve been making more since then as it’s extremely addicting. I think my house will be filled with pom poms soon! Collage Collage opened 3 years ago and located near 15th and Fraser in Vancouver. It is a shop filled with art supplies, little toys, books and prints. It’s like a mix of art studio and shop all at the same time. You will be inspired as soon as you walk in. There’s a long communal table right in the middle of the shop where workshops are held in the evenings and weekends. If you haven’t...