Because my motto is ‘everything in moderation’, I like to fill my son’s Easter Basket with goodies besides the sugary sweet kind. Here are some extra sweet ideas for you to surprise your little Babiekin’s in their Easter Baskets: bunny masks, graphic onesies/tees, finger puppets, books, neon slingshots (watch out!), zoo temporary tattoos, lolly makers, and plush bunnies. I hope you enjoy this round-up of adorable goodies for your little one’s Easter Baskets that are sweet – but not in the usual sugary way…
The Merry Love Joy Company has so many gift ideas for your little love bugs–plushies, temporary tattoos, heart-shaped accessories, and the perfect outfit. We love this amazing online shop and the variety of products and brands offered. The Merry Love Joy Company will even help you customize an event so that it is sweet and stylish.
Lucky Boy Sunday is happy to present a new season – “Winter 14”
Lucky Boy Sunday is introducing some new secret friends, “Bad Eye Lily”, “Uffie doll” and little “Mause doll”.
“Bad Eye Lilly” got some ink in her eye and it turned bad, “Uffie doll” sometimes has very scary dreams, “Mause doll” is overwhelmed by his own cuteness. They also have some great new pillow cases – “Lucky pillow case” in 3 different color combinations and a very nice “Nulle pillow case”
Lucky Boy Sunday is a brand of modern luxury knitted art toys and soft furnishings for the home, inspired by an artistic take on the world of children. The brand’s Danish designers, Camilla Koerschen and Camilla Ebdrup, are highly creative textile designers with backgrounds in fashion and art, who founded their studio in 2007.
Their work magically straddles the worlds of adults and children, the everyday and the unusual, bringing a poetic, artistic sensibility to both the living room and the children’s room.
All Lucky Boy Sunday’s knitted designs are manufactured in Bolivia, where alpaca have been bred for their precious wool for centuries. All items are knitted in cooperatives working under the fair trade principle, using only the highest grade wool, which is as valuable and as soft as cashmere. Their designs are made to both withstand the rigors of child’s play and look stunning in an adult’s environment.
Quality and function, originality and familiarity, poetry and playfulness are all in harmony in the work of this exceptional brand. Lucky Boy Sunday’s heirloom-quality designs have graced in many international magazines and are sold in luxury design shops and the hippest children’s concept stores from Copenhagen to Paris, Tokyo to New York, who are charmed by Camilla and Camilla’s unique, artistic take on the world.
Studio Escargot’s range of plush dolls seem to come alive with every detail and tiny article of clothing. The characters are both lovable and fashionable. Sophia Smeekens, the creative behind Studio Escargot, gives us a little glimpse into her creative process and lets us in on what life as an artist on Instagram is like.
Where are you located? Has this always been home for you?
I am located in a suburb near Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I was born and raised in Amsterdam in a very green and child friendly area just outside the center.
What inspires you to create these plush characters? Tell us Pierrot’s story.
I have always had a wild imagination and love for old fabrics, trimmings and haberdashery. Vintage pictures and movies, haute couture, editorials and art inspire me. The pierrot was created after I saw a collage someone had made and put on Instagram. We ended up trading the collage for the first pierrot doll and ballerina I ever made!!!
How does your little one inspire you to create? Is she helpful or active in your creative process?
My little one helps me by being herself! Wandering around the studio…pulling out little treasures like pieces of wool, yarn and other fabric. I am inspired by listening to her tell herself all kinds of stories and watching her play with her dolls and toys. Every now and then, she wants to help by stuffing the dolls. I let her, but it’s not really helping as I end up doing it all over again of course.
What color palettes are you drawn to?
I love color palettes that are a little “off”. I like when you look at something and see that something is not completely right, but you can’t exactly put your finger on it. Pale colors and pastels are my favorites.
How did you transition into the children’s market?
I have always loved making dolls, dollhouses and clothes. All of my life, fairy tales and children’s rooms have been an inspiration to me. I started out making some quilts and cushions. Then one night, I thought of making my daughter a rag doll. And that was the first of many…
Tell us about life on Instagram.
I am really trying to use my feed as a mood board and journal at the same time. I love to document and treasure moments in life. I found fellow artists and have had some great collaborations. I get inspired by a lot of other stylists, photographers, doll makers and artists. I also find that through social media the world gets so much smaller, so that you find out that ideas that you thought were, unique were already shared and done by others. It makes me work harder on new projects. I am very critical of the things I make and put out there.
How do you push through a creative block or the feeling of being overwhelmed by what is already out there? What advice would you give fellow creatives when they experience this feeling?
It mostly comes natural, I have a block and then nothing gets done. Then I start browsing trough my art books and archives of inspirational images (paper or Pinterest). Ideas begin to pop up in my mind and I start collecting images and sketching. Then, I start to actually create from my idea/sketch. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I have a lot of unfinished projects lingering around the studio. I would advise my fellow artists to stay true and close to themselves.