Let’s go to the clip

Let’s go to the clip

Just when I think I’ve seen every hair clip known to man (or diva-in-training), I discover the adorable children’s barrettes from artist Hayley Hackler of Flying Frog Apparel.  She takes fabric scraps and buttons, layers them, and refashions them into...
Like a craft fair without the parking hassles

Like a craft fair without the parking hassles

I just discovered the wonderful Poppytalk Handmade, and I am wondering where it’s been all my life. This online craft fair comes from the minds behind the wonderful Canadian design blog Poppytalk and each month there’s a new theme (right now it’s...
The joy of bins

The joy of bins

With three kids running circles around me, I’ve made some concessions when it comes to cleaning up. And one of them is that I’m not going to be doing all of it. My philosophy has always been that if my kids can make a mess, then they can most certainly...
Tiny little circles of awesome

Tiny little circles of awesome

I’m the sort of person who is into the idea of personalized jewelry a lot more than the reality — the reality usually being a little more twee and a lot more expensive than I like. But at SimaG Jewelry on Etsy, metalsmith Sima Gilady creates a wide array...
Good karma’s in the bag

Good karma’s in the bag

Say that you need a giant-sized tote bag for the beach next weekend — or if you’re a family of geeks like mine, your library books — and you’re just not the preppy major-label canvas tote type. And say that you not only want something...
A baby wrap so pretty you might steal it for yourself

A baby wrap so pretty you might steal it for yourself

My younger son has always been a big blanket kid; even now, at six, he sleeps with at least one baby blanket every night. I love this, both because a kid with a blanket melts my heart and because we got some great blankies when he was a baby, and we’re still...
Corsage 2.0

Corsage 2.0

The sentiment of a flower on your wrist is really quite lovely, but there’s little I dislike more than an actual wrist corsage. That’s why I love this sterling interpretation – the beautiful Stargazer Bracelet from Lealand Eve Boutique. The skinny...

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