Jonathan Adler has added some new toys to his always fabulous roundup of home decor, but these aren’t designed by Adler, they are actually the brainchild of architect Sindy Posso and several Mayan artists. These “Twoolies” combine modern and ancestral native designs with a mix of colors, textures and patterns. The toys are handmade by skillful Tzotzil weavers using natural wool knitted in manual looms. The Owl, Kangaroo, Lion and Quetzal are available to purchase through Jonathan Adler from […] Continue reading →

I recently attended an event in New York City where I had the pleasure of meeting many lovely bloggers/writers. Having been a writer on Child Mode for quite some time, and working previous to that in other areas of the blogosphere, I had heard many of these names before. One in particular was Amy Turn Sharp of Little Alouette. Little Alouette is a company run by Amy and her husband, a carpenter by trade, who welcomed two children together and began crafting handmade wooden toys out of locally sourced wood. Each item, if not left unfinished wood, is coated with […] Continue reading →

The perfect gift for your budding fairy princess! These beautiful pewter wands from Lisa Leonard Designs are hand-molded and hand-cast so that each piece is an original one-of-a-kind treasure. With a customizable handle, a name or special saying can be added to this unique memento. What little girl wouldn’t adore her very own magic […] Continue reading →

This gorgeous tricycle is made from Birdseye maple wood which is then sanded, oiled and waxed with 100% non-toxic products. Made from either new growth or old recycled wood, each tricycle is cut, shaped, molded, drilled and sanded  by hand. They are all fitted and tested by the craftsman before selling. Handcrafted and made with quality materials such as stainless steel wheels, steering, axle and hardware, this trike is meant to last a lifetime! As they are made to order, the tricycles can be made in Cherry, Walnut or Maple and wheels can be ordered in either white/pink, white/purple, black/red […] Continue reading →

With a long list of happy customers and celebrity fans, The Patchwork Bear is one company that is both original and full of amazing gift ideas. Beautifully handmade teddy bears, quilts and pillows are created using cuddly chenilles and oh so soft minky fabrics; they are incredibly well made and are toys that will last a lifetime. Unlike your average teddy bear, these bears are ones that can be passed on to your grandchildren. Both of my girls adore their Patchwork bears! The customization options are what makes this company stand out. Those worn t-shirts that hold so many memories, […] Continue reading →

Designer Apolline is well known in Paris, France for her whimsical product line. Taking her inspiration from childhood play, coquette dolls, facetious sprites, mysterious fairies charming animals and elegant sweethearts, Apolline mixes fabrics, patterns and different materials to create these decor items. This cute handmade birdie mobile with beautiful embroidery is available for purchase through Orfeo for […] Continue reading →

For those who are crafty or into DIY projects, this Laser Cut Victorian Doll House kit would be an amazing birthday gift or a fun family project! The Kit comes with all the pieces ready to assemble as well as detailed numbered instructions. Each piece is made from 1/8 ” high quality baltic birch plywood (unfinished) – not balsa or die cut (8 – 12″ x 24″ pieces in all). The wood can be stained, painted or left unfinished for a natural look. Once completed the doll house has 3 stories, 4 rooms, functioning French doors, as well as a […] Continue reading →

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