Travelkins // A Secret Garden

Hidden within an old manor house estate lies a secret.  Over 200 years ago a young Lord transformed an area of his grounds into a romantic Swiss garden. A secret sanctuary that, it’s been said, was created to impress a Swiss love interest.

The true inspiration for its creation can’t be certain. But what can be, is it’s ability to draw you into the Victorian charm. The story. The mystery.

With vivid color, bold shapes and detail exploration lingers around every corner. Running around to the sound of trickling water and the calls of the roaming peacocks; this enchanted garden calls for an outfit with added drama.

Babiekins Magazine| Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Cape

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | House On Hill

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Stained Glass

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Peacock

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Small Bridge

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Sitting Hut

Babiekins Magazine | Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Ceiling Detail

Babiekins Magazine |Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Cave

Babiekins Magazine |Travelkins | Swiss Garden | Secret Garden

 

Outfit // TuTu | Denim Shirt | Dr. Martens | Holly Hastie Cape

 

 

 

 

Craftykins // No-Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day

Tote bags are one of my favorite sewing projects. They require very few materials, take less than thirty minutes to make, and have so many great uses. And, if you don’t know how to sew, they are actually even easier! I made these totes as a gift to myself and my daughter to “tote” around on Mother’s Day and I think I’ll just go make ten more…

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins// No Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day

 

Materials needed:

  • One yard of any type of fabric (cotton, canvas, jersey etc.)
  • Strips of vinyl or leather for the handles
  • Fusible bonding web (stitch witchery)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Iron

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins// No Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day

  1. First, cut out your pieces. I cut the large tote 12in. wide x 28in. long and the small tote 9 in. wide by 20 in. long, but you can really make them any size or shape you want. Cut two vinyl straps for the larger handles 24″ long by 1/2″ wide and two straps for the small tote 14″ long by 1/2″ wide.
  2. Fold the fabric in half width-wise so that the right sides are facing each other. Open it and place a strip of bonding along both edges. Fold the fabric right sides together again and iron on top of the fabric so that the bonding seals the fabric pieces together.
  3. Fold the top edge of the tote bag down about 1 inch and place more bonding underneath the fold all around. Iron again on top of the fabric.
  4. Turn the tote bag right side out and hot glue your straps down. I placed mine on the outside because I liked the look of it but you can also glue them to the inside of the bag.

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins// No Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day
Let the straps dry for a few minutes and your bag is done! Repeat the same steps for each bag.Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins// No Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day

Babiekins Magazine|Craftykins// No Sew Mommy and Me Tote Bags for Mother's Day

Fill them with flowers, snacks, or even a picnic blanket and your enjoy your Mother’s Day with your little ones!

Luvkins // On Trend, On the Grid with Jacadi Baby

Sometimes the line between classics and trends is just a teeny bit blurred. Case in point: plaid, gingham, check. The simple grid pattern is definitely having a moment right now. We love it! If you’re heading to a baby shower this summer and you can’t decide between trendy and classic — go with both. Our favorite patterned picks from Jacadi’s baby collections (and their home/nursery line) are both perfectly heirloom-quality and perfectly up-to-date.

Luvkins // On Trend, On the Grid with Jacadi baby

01. Check Print Dress : shop the entire Les pieds dans l’eau baby girls’ collection | 02. Check Print Romper : shop the entire Dans le sable baby boys’ collection | 03. Cotton Gingham Dress : shop the entire Ma maison de vacances baby girls’ collection | 04. Cuddly Dog Toy : shop the entire A l’ombre des pins baby boys’ collection | 05. Plaid Sleeping Bag : shop the entire Tout Petit Jacadi nursery and home collection and the complete Jacadi home and nursery collections | 06. Striped hat : shop the entire Les pieds dans l’eau baby girls’ collection | 07. Cotton check print hat : shop the entire Dans le sable baby boys’ collection