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So we actually got in 3 new Dutch products, but triple dutch doesn’t sound as good. Kidsonroof is a Dutch company making some truly fun and imaginative items. Their tagline is “Kidsonroof = creativity + imagination + sustainable approach = great to play with -/- visual pollution for the grown ups!” Ok, so that may be a mouth full, but we couldn’t agree more. They make simple, well-thought out products that kids will love and that parents won’t mind having hanging out in the living room.
This is the Casa Cabana, a recycled (and recyclable) cardboard house which stands around 3 1/2 feet high that kids can play in and decorate. The possibilities are only limited by their imagination! A club house, secret fort, castle… it can be whatever they want.
Do your kids like to take their adventures on the road? Then the Mobile Home is the perfect companion. It’s lightweight and has a handle to make it easy to carry around but still has enough rooms and secret passages to make it fun.
The Totem Figurines are multi-purpose fun! The set of 10 figures are fun to play with on their own or in your mobile home, the backs of the figures are left blank for you to color, and then, once punched out, the page becomes a stencil for you to decorate your Casa Cabana.
Psst… want a deal on these super cool newbies? Use code ‘Deal02′ at checkout until November 19, 2010 to save 15%.
Looking for a unique Chanukah gift this year? New to nat & helens is Kid Kraft’s wooden Chanukah set. It includes a menorah and candles, a dreidel, coins, pan and latkes and a storage bag to keep it all together. It’s a fun way for toddlers to learn about the traditions of the holiday.
Another great gift idea are Uncle Goose’s Hebrew alphabet blocks, a store favorite. The set has 27 hand crafted wood blocks which feature two complete alphabets plus numbers, math symbols, and animal pictures.
These luxurious oils and butters are a great way to pamper yourself or a mama-to-be. Baby Bear Shop was created by a mom of children with allergies as a pure, all-natural body care line. Their products are free of all parabens, synthetic fragrances and other yucky stuff. What you’re left with is a yummy 99% organic, 100% natural product that’s also cruelty free and made in the USA.
The Mama Belly Oil can be used a stretchmark prevention, bubble bath or massage oil. Any way you use it, it will leave your skin oh-s0-soft and smelling delightful.
The Cheeky Baby Butter is great for dry skin, chapped cheeks and works wonders on eczema.
Are you ready to pamper yourself? Use code ‘Deal05′ at checkout for 15% off the belly oil and baby butter. Offer good until Oct 31, 2010.
The other day I wrote about the hanging bird decorations taking 16 months to come to fruition. Some of the time was spent trying to find the perfect branch to hang them from. Who knew that finding a branch would prove to be so difficult?! I made my first production sample with a dowel rod. While I like the look of a single bar at the top for the birds to hang off of, the dowel rod wasn’t special enough. So I knew I needed to find a branch. Easy Peasy I thought! Turns out, it’s hard to find branches in the length that I needed them (14″) of a uniform width that wasn’t too wide. Under 1″ wide is usually where a branch starts thinning out and so one end of the branch might be 1″ but the other end would be much smaller. And I wanted it to be between 5/8″ – 3/4″. No go anywhere! My husband starting collecting fallen branches while out walking the dog but I decided that walking around looking for the perfect fallen branch wasn’t a good use of my time. (And I was worried about bugs) Finally I stumbled on an artist who uses willow branches on Etsy. I talked to her to see if she could supply me with branches in large quantities and of a uniform length and width. No problem she said! After months of searching, I literally could have kissed her! The branches are wild native willow which grow wild on the sides of the road where she lives and spread like crazy. So property owners are happy to have her cut them down and, when they grow back in a year or so, she does it all over again. And now I have beautiful branches for my birds!
16 months of hearing customers comment on and want to buy the hanging birds that I made as a store decoration before I opened, I FINALLY have the first batch done for sale! When I made the original birds, I used scrap fabric that I had laying around and that was too small to use for anything else really. So when I started making them for real, I knew that I needed to find a source of fabric that was more easily attainable but I still wanted to keep the home-spun and recycled feeling. Enter Goodwill! The birds are all made from shirts that I (and my lovely grandma) have scoured local thrift shops to get. Trust when I say that most of these shirts are much better off as birds and not as an actual garment! After a run through the washing machine, they’re ready to get cut out to begin their new lives as cute room decorations! I think they’re much happier this way!
I’m a sucker for well designed children’s products that appeal to both children and adults. It’s a fine line for something to be cute enough for kids without being too syrupy for adults. 3 Sprouts is one brand that I think is able to achieve this balance. Just look at their storage bins…colorful and modern takes on kids favorite animals. And, in addition to being just plain fun to look at, they’re super useful. They’re sturdy enough to hold up to wear and tear but lightweight enough to be moved around easily. It’s the perfect size to corral toys to reclaim your living spaces and you won’t be embarrassed to have it seen by your friends.
This week, take 15% off the entire 3 Sprouts collection. Use code “Deal04″ online or mention in store until September 29, 2010.
Thanks to everyone who came to Silhouette cutting event on Friday with Karl Johnson! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did watching a master at his craft work in person. I’m still amazed by how well Karl was able to capture everyone’s likeness in such a short time!
This sweet little doll house manages to pack a lot of fun into a small space. It has 2 levels of play area and the roof is removable for easier access. All of the furniture and dolls fit inside when done playing so that you don’t have to have a huge play area for maximum fun! The house comes with 2 poseable dolls and some furniture (and even a picket fence!)
Snap one up today for 15% off by using code “Deal03″ at checkout until September 22, 2010.