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New in: chunky bangles, fat-free Doughnut 

author: Alice

Hello, loves! January is over at last. Woo hoo.

During that gloomy month, we did as much eating, Netflix-watching and crafting as we could to lift the gloom: From more bunting-for-local-businesses projects (news of which is coming to the blog, soon), to bespoke commissions and new products for our li’l shop. 165 more words

Buttons and hearts

Today I made a trial button-practice for the boys, with a couple of buttons on a piece of felted sweater for softness and sturdiness. There is room for tweaking, as the toy was a success, at least in terms of how curious they were when I presented it to them and that they came back to it after our walk. 80 more words


Fabric blocks

One of my favorite gifts to make for babies is a simple fabric block in bright colors. Babies seem to love them, and even almost-three-year-olds seem to still enjoy theirs, mostly throwing them around or during role playing. 54 more words


Beneath the Christmas Tree

With less than a week to go before Christmas, I think it’s about time I got cracking on the gifts. I’ve purchased a few items, but on the whole this will be a handmade Christmas. 476 more words

Suburban Homestead

How To Make A Photo Block Puzzle

One of the things that I enjoy most about Christmas, is creating handmade gifts for family and friends.  I take a lot of photographs throughout the year, and this project is a fun way to feature some of them.  381 more words

Gift Ideas

Children and Playtime: Enriching Formative Years with Kid Toys

Buying toys for kids can be really difficult. Especially when you are buying toys for growing kids who are in the process of learning everything they observe and do. 225 more words

Arts & Crafts

Gift Guide for Little Explorers

For #SmallBusinessSaturday I am sharing some of my favorite small businesses I think you will love too. Today is a great day to start your holiday shopping while supporting small and local businesses. 636 more words

Grove Gift Guide