Fashionkins // Little Indie Girl

The little indie girls. The girls that walk barefoot in puddles and always maintain a nonchalant demeanor. Wearing indie labels in earth tones, the little indie girls are just as happy on the jungle gym as they are in a vintage record shop. The Striped Fig is a perfect label for the little indie girl. This label prides itself in utilizing local resources and pays meticulous attention to details and aesthetics. What are some of your favorite handmade labels for your little indie girl?

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Little Indie Girls

Photography & Styling: Kaytee Williamson

Craftykins // {no-sew} Halloween Party Felt Flags

I think felt is the fabric of choice when it comes to Halloween.  I can remember many a last minute costume I put together growing up using plenty of felt…it comes in a rainbow of colors, it’s not expensive, there’s no hemming or sewing…it only needs some glue…so it makes fun projects fast.  Just the way I like them.

So instead of using felt for costumes this time around, I made some festive party flags.  And they’re just as easy as you’d think.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

To make them you’ll need:
sheets of felt
scissors
hot glue
wooden skewers
glitter {if you’re into that kind of thing}

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

Start by cutting your felt into triangles.  Mine are about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.

Cut stripes, shapes, letters, or whatever else you want to embellish your flags with out of the remaining felt and glue it onto the flags.  Trim any excess.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

If you’re going to glitter, do it before those pieces are on the flags or you’ll end up glittering everything.

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Cut two small slits in the top and bottom of the flags and slip the skewers through the holes.  I added a dab of hot glue to the backs to keep them in place.

And of course this project doesn’t have to be only for Halloween…change up the colors for holidays, birthdays, the dishes being put away…any occasion that that could use a little extra festivity.

Storykins // Press Here & Mix It Up

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In an era where our kids are so frequently handed a digital toy with animated graphics, flashing lights, and loud noises, it’s refreshing to pick up a honest to goodness book with all of the staying power—if not arguably more.  Press Here, and its follow up companion, Mix It Up, by Frenchman Hervé Tullet are two books on heavy rotation. Each display simple, colourful, and creative illustrations with easy and playful instructions, turning each book into an explosion of fun. The laughter, excitement, and big bright eyes I see on Carter’s face with every read, makes it easy to understand why both books are New York Times bestsellers. A shelf staple for every home!