It’s been a while since I added a really interesting blog to my blog roll, so I’m delighted to share a new favorite link with you today: Ukkonooa. As the name suggests, this is a foreign blog, written by Maija, a Finnish visual artist currently living in the UK.
Ukkonooa is fresh, simple and surprising. Look through the archives and you’ll find an inspiring collection of healthy recipes, fun upcycling/craft activities, handmade clothes (with links to tutorials), flea market finds, decorating tips, and much more.
Maija’s sweet daughter is one lucky little girl. Let me show you why…
We all know where this picture is headed. An idea that seemed logical in the mind of a toddler and ends in a mess of epic proportions. The nitty-gritty details hiding behind the scenes of every family, large or small.
Every family has their own “Ick-tionary,” a collection of words used to describe the indescribable. Here are the top five kiddie monstrosities we’ve discovered in our home. Go ahead and laugh with us or at us–we all know it’s going on in your home as well.
Let’s pull back the curtains on those legendary childhood memory moments to expose the mess left behind…
We’re super thrilled to announce that we’ll be guest pinning on the Martha Stewart Living Pinterest boards. Head over to Pinterest for the follow to stay up-to-date with all of the latest pins!
Bullying and name-calling is an issue everyone can relate to. Here’s your chance to do something about it by helping Secret Mean Stinks stop girl-to-girl bullying and instead “Gang Up for Good”!
A father and son browse the aisles of Home Depot for supplies in their homemade superhero capes. Does it get any better?
I have one question–what in the world are they building?
available for $19 from all lovely stuff
A do-it-yourself drawing machine comprised of an oak cotton reel, peg, felt tip pen, rubber band, and a small bit of wax. Fun!
available from hay
Bold & bright patterns bring these everyday objects to life.
Copper Drafting Set
designed by jennifer tran
A twist on the typical protractor, triangle and ruler made from copper and glass.
Brass Utility Knife
designed by jennifer tran
Another basic tool brought to a new level through choice of material by Jennifer Tran.
available for $15 from present & correct
A simple but imminently useful wooden block with an eraser on one end and a natural hair brush on the other. Made by blind and visually impaired craftsmen in Berlin.
designed by Asaf Weinbroom
A limited edition compass made using only one arm (the pencil serves as the second axis).
These totally awesome window washers showed up dressed like Spider-Man to clean the windows of a children’s hospital in Tampa Bay. How cool is that?
From the article:
“The kids always come up to the window and ask us, ‘Are you Spider-Man?’” Steve Oszaniec, a 23-year employee of the Chicago-based American National Skyline window cleaning company, told ABCNews.com today. “So I came up with the idea of, ‘Why don’t we just show up as Spider-Man?’”
See the full story and video from the visit here (via gizmodo).
If you love all things LEGO, you’ll totally flip over these wooden minifigs by French designer Malet Thibaut. Available in a limited edition of 20, each figure was carefully made by hand and shipped in natural wood and cardboard packaging.
Here’s a little treat for all of you that loved Wee Society’s paper bag costumes. To celebrate World Animal Day, they released a free collection of wallpaper that brings the colorful world of Wee Alphas to your iPhone / iPad. It doesn’t get much cooler than that!
You and your kids will love finding the letters hidden in the animals. Here are a few of the gems just waiting for you to download…
It’s no secret that Martha Stewart Living and Pinterest are two of my absolute favorite things. This month I’ll be combining them both into one big lovefest as a guest pinner for Martha Stewart Living.
Head over to Pinterest to check out the pins!