lil’ loungers…

My hilarious moppet has apparently inherited my tothood penchant for half-streaking

– the evidence, directly from my baby book

Tops & accessories are mandatory attire but bottoms are most definitely optional…

what’s a frazzled mommy to do?

Create a bunch of colourfully fun & comfy lounge pants that the mini-naturist can’t wait to pull on!

Here’s the quick how-to:

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gone fishing…

Need a delightful diversion for your munchkin?

Take some groovy inspiration from La valigia della bisnonna, raid your recycling bin & help them create an adorable fish tank…

My kiddo decided that fabric scraps should be used for water & poms poms as sea anemones + we simply needed a “kissing fish”…

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a kangaroo cover-up…

A long time ago, in a decade far, far away, I was a kid in lurv with my Kangaroo jackets

…nowadays known as hoodies

It appears my little girlie has inherited my infatuation with those cozy, front-pocketed, hooded sweatshirts…luckily creating a quirky kangaroo pouch is a cinch – with the added bonus of camouflaging silly prints!

Let’s get going:

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the supremely silly satinosaurus

According to my nearly three year old kidlet, bunnies are out & dinosaurs are all the rage nowadays…who knew?

Any idea what silky item I used to make her newest pal?

*here’s how to create one of your own before the dino-trend goes extinct…

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makin’ memories…

Creating salt dough ornaments with my Grandma is one of my fave memories from childhood…unfortunately the recipe didn’t survive the years in my brain quite as well as the fun did.

Thanks to this cute post by the always interesting Izabel of Easy Crafts for Children I was able to continue Grandma’s tradition & make some adorable ornaments (& memories!) with my hilarious munchkin…

cookie cutter ornaments painted by the kidlet & decorated with glitter glue

*we made loads more but most of them are already on their way to new homes

and our fancy schmancy snowmen statues complete with twig arms & felt hats

*photo styled by the moppet with help from her stick collection

What Christmas traditions do you enjoy with your little (or not so little) ones?

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