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Creating Creative Kids | March Inspirati...

Creating Creative Kids | March Inspiration en Masse

Hey, time for another massive inspirational post! Please note that not all links are about creating creative kids by letting your kids create or being creative together with them – but let’s start there and then get into crafts, art journaling, book recommendation of the day and more… I am posting an epic and awesome […]

Paint Party in the Park

Paint Party in the Park

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on ones own country as a foreign land. Gilbert K. Chesterton Earlier this summer me and two friends had this small Paint Party in the Park. I had promised to serve something creative in my […]

Sewing day in iHanna’s Studio

Sewing day in iHanna’s Studio

I love having friends (and sometimes one or two small friends) over in my studio. It is super fun to share from my stash, sometimes papers and sometimes other materials. This was a sewing day. And since I have a lovely collection of pretty fabrics, that’s what we took out (though I might have kept […]

Everyone can Draw a Little Owl

Everyone can Draw a Little Owl

Even if you don’t have kids, you should make stuff with kids at every opportunity. Kim Werker Time to Craft an Owl Doodle! Like I mentioned in my review of Craft-a-doodle we had a very nice doodle session around here after I got the book from the publisher. Two grown ups and two kids aged […]

A Fun Craft-a-Doodle Challenge for kids

A Fun Craft-a-Doodle Challenge for kids

During studio time (a now sought after thing) that includes crafts, creative exploration and lunch, we doodled for quite a while. We were really inspired by the book Craft-a-doodle that I reviewed yesterday. We (two grown ups and two kids aged 5 and 12) had a great time. For the first exercise I read them […]

Cut & Paste with Kids

Cut & Paste with Kids

Everyone loves cut and paste – if they get the chance to try it out. You get to choose images from a magazine, images that you really like. You get to use a scissor. You get to glue them together in a nice composition – and you get to keep them for ever. A friend […]

Stitching on Wool

Stitching on Wool

Wool embroidery, where you use wool floss on wool fabric, is something Swedes have been doing for a long, long time. It creates durable, warm items that holds together through wear and tear and time. Most common are cushions for the horse wagon, sometimes designed for a wedding. I love the naive motives in combination […]

Finding his own Creative Voice

Finding his own Creative Voice

On children and their gift of creativity: And they [the grownups] think that what they are talking about is our gift of a mudpie. But it is more than this. It is ourselves – the place in us that wants to just give, out of love. So when they scold or ignore or dispose of […]

Little flower bear

Little flower bear

I’ve crocheted quit a lot this summer, traveling around. I crocheted some softies, but non of the small creatures have a faces yet… This teddy bear though that I created the other day, I finished very quickly: It’s a flower bear in blue for my mother’s growing collection of bears. This bear is a little […]