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Sleepy King... Cuteness Overload


Sleepy King is a small shop with the cutest handmade plushes, pillows, accessories and wall hangings. Everything is made by the designer in California with love, attention to detail and sustainability in mind. 



I love the little embroideries and the colors, I love the simplicity and the happy feeling these give me. Looking for some one of a kind gifts? Check out Sleepy Kings webshop for more cuteness overload. 


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Looking for Dolls...

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MissE asked Santa for a doll. She says she doesn't know what kind of doll he will bring her, but she has a pretty good idea of the doll she wants. I was hoping it would be one of the following...


Molly Dolly Mouse by 
Brunette Doll by 
Beautiful Fox by 
Lucy by 

Penelope by 
 Handmade Angel by 
Lovely Brunette by 
Mermaid Cat by SaraRosettaHandmade 
France OOAK doll by 
Unicorn & Bunny by 
 Max by 
A Eco Friendly Felt Cat by 
or perhaps one of my all time favourites a Jess Brown Doll.

But no, she wants an American doll! What is a mom to do? 

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WALNUT ANIMAL SOCIETY


How cute are these animal plushes? Walnut Animal Society is a collection of handmade stuffed animals created by Lauren Bradshaw. Each doll is handmade in the US, making each and everyone unique, also all the fibers are locally-sourced as well as safe for the kids and the environment- perfect! The best part is that they extra huggable being 2 feet tall! How fun is that, more to love and play with. I just love their sweet faces, the soft colors and the attention to details. 


Come check out  Ruthie the Deer, Eleanor the Bear, Magnolia the Bunny, Henry the Fox and Chester the Raccoon on the Walnut Animal Society website, look how adorable their outfits are too, Lauren has collaborated with clothing brands, including Liberty of London and each character has a unique outfit and is interchangeable.  Seriously, these would make great gifts for any occasion and any age group too. 

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Coup De Coeur No.20



I am a little or should I say very jealous of Bunny's wardrobe. I think Bunny definitely win an award for best dressed, best complexion and most amazing ears. 
I really don't have much more to add besides I LOVE everything about little Miss Bunny. 


You can discover the wonderful blog behind Bunny's creator Marine over at Navy Plum, not only will you discover more of Bunny's outfits but you can discover many more of Marine's creations and some of her great photos. Also, you can see more of bunny on THIS Pinterest Board. 

I think I might just try and replicate a few of these outfits for myself now! 

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Bringing home: A Dust Bunny Round Up

I will be extremely busy the next couple of weeks and I strongly doubt I will be able to blog much. So I've decided to bring home some posts I've written else in the last 2 years. Today I am bringing home one of my first posts from Babyccino. I was lucky enough to work the amazing ladies behind Babyccino and I am actually a little sad I won't be writing there anymore. They are no longer having contributors and so my journey ends. You should totally check out their blog and shop because it always full of awesomeness. I thought this post was still very current even if it was written 2 years ago. Enjoy! 


With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite little bunnies found on my Pinterest. If you like what you see here I highly recommend you check out my board solemnly dedicated to bunnies entitled “Dust Bunnies”. You will find some cute DIY projects, jewellery, room décor, clothing and much, much more. Some of the images above are old, but nevertheless inspiring — you can discover some great artists and other amazing blogs through them…
1. Kenzo 2009:
2. Mr &Mrs rabbit plushies by Little Miss Loolies
3. Mustache Rabbit Print by Andrew Bannecker
4. Rabbit Clock by Misako Mimoko
5. Rabbit Friend by Fox and Owl
6. Mrs Bunny by Lieschen Mueller
7. Mr. Lewis by Le Train Fantome
8. Hop & Pek Egg Cup via Handmade Charlotte
9. Krys Kirkpatrick Bunny pillow via Kickcan & Conkers
10. Kanae Entani Embroidered Rabbit heads
11. Pohadky book from Cedok
12. Circus Bunny by Evangelione

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I heart: CORBY TINDERSTICKS


The weather outside is miserable- snow, freezing rain and wind all mixed together! Can someone let Mother Nature know it's spring already! Well there is nothing like writing a post to warm your soul and heart, specially when it talks about cute stuff and the weather of course! 

I have been a fan of Corby Tindersticks for little while now, but never got around to writing my love for this little brand until today! I'm sure you've seen images of their lovely creations around the web- they make the cutest plush toys, amazing clothing and accessories. Simple, quirky and fun with splashes of color and the sweetest little details- A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. 



I just can't get enough of how sweet the illustrations are and how they come to life on all of these products. I would love to live in the creators head, even just for one day- what an enchanting world it is!
I say adult sizes too please. I guess I can get the tote for me then or the weather map- to create my own forecast! 

You can buy all of these fun items on their online shop and you can follow them on their blog too. 

I hope this put a little sunshine in your day too! Happy Weekend!!!



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Show & Tell: for- now and for- ever

 
"Show and tell... I tell you a little about me and show you something cool related to what I told you!"
 
 
Do you have any toys from when you were a kid? One that your kids play with today? I have one, the little bear you see in the photo above, he is about 7cm high and he is the only toy I have from when I was a baby. I asked my mom if she could remember where he was from or if she knew at what age I got him at- she couldn't remember a thing, only that it was mine. He now lies amongst my husbands and my collection of vintage and collectible toys on a shelf in the strairway- far away from any kids reach! When I showed my children the little bear this morning, they instantly loved him and wouldn't let go. I do have some other toys have kept from when I was a little older, from when we moved to Canada from Morocco and my kids are always amazed that they were mine. I am still upset (after 15years) at my neighbor, for giving away my barbie collection of dolls and accessories, specially all the clothes I had made. All this got me thinking, what toys do my children have that I would want to keep for them to give to their children?  I guess the ones I've made them, but how about the others? There really aren't that many!
 
So while is was in NYC, I got to discover the wonderful world of the Polka Dot Club- not only did I get to see and feel the most beautiful mohair bears, but I aslo got to chat with Jennifer Murphy the creator, maker and designer extraordinaire. About Jen, she's been making heirloom teddy bears and other toys basically her whole life, she is a second generation toy maker and has learnt on the knees of her mom. Her motto, for- now and for- ever! She is so passionate about what she is doing and after having problems with rules and regulations on making stuffed animals for resale, it is so nice to see it all come together- after 6 years of hard work the Polka Dot Club finally comes to life! 



There are 5 bears in the collection, all unique in their own way- all handmade in Minneapolis with all the materials and time honored techniques. Each bear is special, wearing the cutest clothes and accessories, such as dresses and hand knit sweaters, the woven fabric is custom printed created just for the Polka Dot Club,  no two outfits are ever the same. Also, the teddy bears each evolve and grow old in their own ways, which makes them even more unique. The fabric used to make the bears is quite special, they are all made from mohair and it's become very rare- only one manufacturer keeps on making it ( in Hungary if I'm not mistaken).
These bears are like the ones our parents and we grew up with but yet with a modern touch, something that can be handed down from generation to genereation. How wonderful, a toy your children will be able to pass down to theirs. To think of it, maybe my children should be able to play with my little bear!



Jen also created these lovely soft toys for babies to enjoy as a part of her new collection- a ball with the cutest bear face in the most adorable fabrics and colors. And everything is made with so much love.


Now, her shop and website won't be up and running until a month or two, so I highly suggest you keep up with her process and all the wonderful things Jen is up too on her BLOG- a new favorite of mine.

Also, if you like to sew like I do, you might want to check out her other little shop- it's filled with patterns and sewing supplies to make your own heirloom toys and she has a few for sale as well. I just bought a black and pink kit to make Mister M and Miss E a Maxwell Bear. I am so excited!!!


Lastly, if you are looking for a cute easter craft to do with the kids, check out this really cute free pattern here!

So if you want to be in the Polka Dot Club, like I am, and want to be the first to know about the new collection you can suscribe to the Newsletter.

Thanks Jen for all the wonderful and inspiring work you do. I wish you all the best in the coming months- we can't wait to see it all come to life!!!

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Show & Tell... a family affair

Show and tell... I tell you a little about me and show you something cool related to what I told you!
 
It has been a sad week around here, my great aunt passed away on monday and it really got me thinking- thinking about family and how important it is to me. I'm not just talking about my close family, I'm talking about cousins and distant cousins, aunts and uncles. It got me thinking that I would love, one day, to bring my kids to meet all of my cousins, aunts and uncles who all live overseas. And most importantly, I'd love for them to meet my dad and grandmother. I also realized, that as much as I love the idea of moving away to New York or Japan or where ever, I don't like the idea of being far from my mom and sister and I would be sad if my kids didn't get to play with their cousins. All this to say, family is and always has been important to me wether they are near or far, they are always in my thoughts and heart.

So today, I thought it would be nice to share with you a family owned buisness- where mother and daughters work together in perfect harmony to bring us and our kids the cutest, coolest Robots ever: EBK Robots.


Oh! and even the husbands and kids are involved- here is how they describe themselves:
Jen: Robot whisperer and lover of rainbows.
Becky: Robot maker, boogie shaker and kickin' grandma—don't mess with her!
Sara: head Robot guru and design ninja master.
Dave: Robot beauty maker.
Ellie, Jonah, Nathan, Evan: Robot Testers + Grilled Cheese eating machines.


All the products, robot pluhes and bags are handmade in the US with lots of care and love.

Mister M is the proud owner of the blue Robot bag you see above and carries it everywhere. I can't believe we've had it for almost 2 years and it looks as good as new.

What's great about the EBK robots, is that they are suitable not only for the boys but for the girls too- they come in all the colors of the rainbow and they make formreally great gifts too, for any age really.

I'd love to adopt a family of little robots, wouldn't you?

Now is your chance, get 25% off with code SPRING at checkout- offer is available until sunday March 7th.
www.ebkrobots.com/


 

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Zoo...

How great are these oversized cuddly toys/ poufs?

The Zoo is created by French designer Ionna Vautrin... It includes a toucan, a panda bear and a whale with many mo too come. They are about 1m high and a hole lot to LOVE.

Found via Lustik.

 

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Nice to meet you... Andrea Kang

I "met" Andrea Kang through Tumblr, I'm not quite sure how I landed on her Tumblr (I think she might have found mine first) but I instantly enjoyed it, every bit of it! So, naturally I looked a little further and discovered her website, Andrea isn't just a blogger, she is an illustrator, an artist, a product designer and toy maker... Everything she creates is delightful.

 

Here are a few of her toys...

 

And a few of her illustrations...

And some of her gallery work...

I had such a hard time choosing my favorites and there is so much more to discover on her website...

You should follow her on Tumblr too... I do!

Know if only she had an online store... Hint hint :)

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Clump-O-Lump


...A family of six different stuffed animal friends...

...They can be mixed and matched with the help of a zipper...

...Into endless possibilities and hours of fun...
...My kids would go crazy for these...

I couldn't resist getting just one!

Which is your favorite?


Definitely Tig-O-Tiger for Miss E, because she makes the cutest roaring sound...

Perhaps Shark-O-Shark for Mister M, since he's convinced he swims like a shark...

And Squid-O-Squid for me, I love calamari...


Found Via Pinterest, thank you Erin!


 

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