Saturday, October 29, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} I love paper...

It's been a year since Cardboard Man was officially born. The wonderful, cardboard Halloween costume that my husband came up with last year really became his hutch studio uniform & Cardboard Man is really who he becomes in the studio. This treasury is all about my love of all things made with paper & dedicated to Chris on this weekend before Halloween. Hope you are enjoying spooky festivities & making cool things with paper this weekend! 

Visit this Etsy treasury live here
Visit last year's Halloween photo shoot here

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Real Life} New bag for kiddo...

As you may remember, Sayer started pre-school last month & he's growing before my very eyes- becoming more & more independent by the day. At school, they have hooks for their coats & bags- so we have been on the lookout for a cool bag that is a perfect fit. We are also officially putting away the old diaper bag that has been toting his treasures on his day trips to grandma's house.

What you might find in his bag when he goes to his grandparent's house is a cd, video, book, his gunks or a truck & some people, & a change of clothes (in case of an accident of the potty or mud puddle type). For school he usually has a change of clothes (& sometimes a cd or gunks) & totes home his art projects. It seemed like perfect timing when Jennifer of Ellie Bellie Kids had a little (product tester) bag giveaway. Sayer & I threw our names into the draw & luck was on our side. The bag arrived this week & Sayer has taken it both to his grandparent's house & to school. It really is a wonderful size- fits everything just right without being too bulky. There is side elastic that was originally designed to hold a yoga mat, but for Sayer, it holds two slugs/gunks perfectly - while the 3rd fits in the bag  (his 3 slugs don't ever get separated).

See how nicely his unique bag fits on his hook at pre-school? The robot bag has become a favorite & we both give it two thumbs up. It's sturdy, modern, efficient, & cool! What more could you want in a bag? I'm sure that it will go on many adventures. 

Thanks Ellie Bellie Kids! I know Sayer really appreciated the opportunity to test out this bag. He particularly enjoys having a special spot for his gunk buddies to ride with him on his daily journey. 

Pop on over to check out Ellie Bellie Kids here & check out the great blog that goes with it, Classic Play here.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

{Music Monday} Love Love Love...paper animation

I discovered the New Zealand band, Avalanche City, because of my love of (paper) stop motion animation. I'm quite taken with this video- but it's a catchy tune too. Another discovery from this band is Hunter & Gatherer who did  artwork for the band's album, Our New Life Above the Ground- check out their cool Etsy Shop here. Art & music.... a lovely way to start the week. Happy Music Monday


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