Look what I won…

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I’ve been following Two In a Tepee blog for a while – because I absolutely LOVE children’s picture books! Meanwhile I entered one of their giveaways and was the lucky winner! Yay for me ;)

Didn’t know the author Duncan Beedie but I’m already a fan – loved the bold, colorful and graphic illustrations of this book – The bear who stared. Sometimes staring can be a good thing, if you’re curious and it’s a way of engaging on a lovely conversation :)

And this lead me to think / decid that I have to start sharing again with you about my favourite books – would you like that?

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welcome Summer!

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The Summer dolls wish you a great Summer with lots of adventures, fun beach time, nice weather, long days enjoying beatiful sun set, loads of ice creams…
And all the good things that you most enjoy to relax!

Meanwhile play a lot and invite these cute friends to play with your kiddos :)

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As bonecas Verão desejam um óptimo Verão cheio de aventuras, praia, bom tempo, dias longos com um bonito pôr-do-sol, carradas de gelados, sestas boas à sombra duma árvore, mergulhos bons no mar…
E muitas mais coisas que vos façam felizes e descansados!

Já agora também não se esqueçam de brincar muito com os vossos mais que tudo e por que não convidar estas miúdas giras para brincar também?! :)

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little blue bird watercolor

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A little blue bird that likes to seat quietly on his favourite rainbow…
This watercolor was painted by me and I’m selling the original here at my shop.
Still in love with this deep beautiful ultramarine blue!

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{ All About Playing } interview with Uju Asika

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Definition of play: engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose; engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment; amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretence;

Since I make toys – and I’m a mother of a little one – I begin to grow more and more curious about playing. How children these days play, how parents interact and play with them, how can we play in a fun way with them, how playing can help children’s development…

For this interview I have the pleasure to introduce you to Uju and her family.

Please tell us a bit about you and your family.
I’m Uju, mum to two rowdy but very lovely boys (Ezra, 11 and Jed, 8) and wife to Abiye who runs a popular street food business (Big Apple Hot Dogs). I’m Babe-in-Chief at Babes about Town, a family lifestyle and travel blog aimed at parents raising cool, cultured kids in London and beyond. I’m also a TV screenwriter and head up the team at Mothers & Shakers, a bloggers’ collective running digital content campaigns for a variety of clients.

Best playground.
We’re blessed with some great playgrounds in my neighbourhood of Islington, north London. My boys like Arundel Square which has slides, basketball court, ping pong table and a tree house. I’d say our favourite ‘playground’ is the Southbank Centre. It’s really an arts and events centre, but there’s so much to do there at any time of year, and lots of it is free.

On a free day, what is your family’s favourite activity?
We love exploring the city, checking out new restaurants, going to theatre shows or child-friendly discos. We’re all foodies so a perfect day might include going out for a play in the park and then finding somewhere delicious to eat nearby.

How do you play with your boys? With what kind of toys?
I love hula hooping and my boys can hoop pretty well too. They are football obsessed, so sometimes I’ve found myself playing goalkeeper. At home we enjoy cards and board games, anything from Oware (an African board game) to Ordleg (a Scandinavian word game, a bit like Scrabble).

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FREEBIE { summer diary journal printable }

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Summer here we go!! :)
I think you will be having a great summer, lot’s of adventures, beautiful sunsets, fun days at the beach, delicious ice creams, maybe visiting a new city…
Whatever it is I’m sure you and your kiddos want to write it down and make drawings… and save precious keepsakes from all the good things, like a ticket, a photo…
It’s up to you and your imagination ;)
Is it asking too much to see your journals??… Cause I would love to :)

Simply download the file here - then print it in your own printer with white paper + cut (I’ve done just the cover in A5 size) + make a notebook by folding A4 size blank sheets and stapling them or sewing them (or buy a notebook) + glue this cover in your notebook  = your Summer diary is ready for your adventures!

Please remenber this file is for personal use only. Under no circumstances you can use it for commercial purposes (cannot be sold, or distributed or used in any other way). Please respect my work.

If you are kind enough to share about this post, don’t forget to credit and link back to my blog.

I would LOVE to see how you used my diary - send me photos * the most creative one will receive another little gift.

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Verão, aqui vamos nós!! :)
Acho que vai ser um Verão em grande, com muitas aventuras, fantásticos pôr-do-sol, dias de praia bem passados, gelados incrivelmente bons, talvez conhecer uma nova cidade ou país, uma soneca debaixo duma árvore depois dum piquenique… O que quer que seja acho que vai ser algo bom para recordar mais tarde, por isso toca a encher este bloco de desenhos, recortes, fotos, descrições daquele sítio especial…
E será que é muito se vos pedir para espreitar nos vossos blocos??… Adorava :)

Só têm que fazer o download do ficheiro aqui - e depois imprimi-lo na vossa impressora em papel + recortar (apenas fiz a parte da frente da capa em tamanho A5) + fazer um bloco dobrando várias folhas brancas A4 ao meio e agrafando-as ou cosendo-as (também podem comprar um bloco) + colar esta capa no bloco  = o vosso caderno está pronto para a aventura começar!

Por favor não se esqueçam que este ficheiro / ilustração é apenas para uso pessoal. Sob nenhuma circunstância pode ser usado para fins comerciais (não pode ser vendido, distribuído ou usado de nenhuma outra forma). Por favor, respeite o meu trabalho.
Se quiserem partilhar sobre este post, não se esqueçam de creditar e linkar para o meu blogue.

Gostava imenso de saber como usaram este bloco - enviem-me fotografias * a mais criativa receberá outra pequena oferta.

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teachers gift suggestion

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With the school year ending for many of our little ones – my daughter ends her classes in about a week and she’s going to the 5th grade OMG!… how that happened? My baby is almost 10 years old… snif…
Anyways :) I wanted to show you what Agnes from hello Wonderful did with my printables – her kids offered their teachers these beautiful plants wraped with my tags :)

Aren’t they cute?! :)
Thank’s Agnes for sharing your photos with us!

(You may still download this printable here)

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Com o final das aulas mesmo por aí para a maior parte dos nossos pequenos – a minha filha acaba as aulas dentro de uma semana e vai para o 5º ano – SIM!! Como é que isto é possível? Como é que o meu bebé já vai fazer 10 anos… snif…
Ok, vou tentar não verter (muitas) lágrimas… realmente o tempo voa – sempre era verdade ;)
Bem, então para vos dizer ou aliás sugerir :) que as etiquetas que criei para quando plantassem as vossas aromáticas também podem servir para personalizar um presente que queiram oferecer aos professores dos vossos rebentos :)

Os filhos da Agnes ofereceram estas flores com as minhas etiquetas - não ficaram giros?! ;) Até tem um espaço no balão para escreverem uma mensagem…

(Este printable está disponível para download aqui)

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NEW elephant doll

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Well, what do we have here?… SURPRISE new elephant doll on the block ;)
This super cute elephant doll is now available at my shop. He’s funny, he loves stripes, likes to eat fruit, loves a hug and the best part – he’s favourite thing to do in the world… playing!! A lot!

These dolls are designed by me and printed onto a beautiful medium height cotton fabric with water based inks on the front (and a plain fabric on the back). They are hand cut, sew and hand finished in my studio here in Portugal.
All made with care and love to make your kids happy!

So what are you waiting for? Grab one, your kids surely will love this new friend :)

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Bem, o que temos aqui?… SURPRESA novos bonecos – desta vez foi um elefante que se veio juntar ao grupo ;)
Este novo amigo elefante está agora disponível na minha loja. Ele é engraçado, gosta de riscas, adora fruta, adora abraços e a melhor parte – aquilo que adora mesmo, mesmo mais fazer é… brincar!! Muito!

Este boneco foi criado por mim e impresso num tecido de algodão na parte da frente (por trás foi usado um tecido liso). Os bonecos são todos cortados à mão, cosidos e acabados à mão no meu estúdio em Lisboa.

Tudo feito com muito cuidado para fazer feliz os mais pequenotes!

O que é que estão há espera? Toca a adoptar um elefante porque de certeza os miúdos vão adorar :)

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blue rainbows…

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I love rainbows – do you love them too?
Also completely in love by this beautiful ultramarine blue, so strong and vibrant… don’t want to stop using it!

Have you subscribed to my Newsletter? :) It’s a good way to keep up with all the new things in my shop, all the sales and discounts, to get imediate access to my freebies…

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Adoro arco-íris – pela forma, pelas cores, porque acho que inspira alegria… E vocês?
Também ando apaixonada por este azul ultramarino, apetece pintar tudo nesta cor, não é?! :)

Já subscreveram a minha Newsletter? :) É uma boa maneira de estarem sempre a par das novidades, dos descontos e saldos, para terem logo acesso aos printables – prometo que não chateio muito, só me vão ouvir duas vezes por mês ;)

 

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mushroom rattles

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Just a few left from these cuties – they are very loved mushrooms (and a best seller…) but I’m thinking on stop doing them to give place for another design… What do you think?

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Feliz dia da Criança!

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Feliz dia Mundial da Criança!
A brincar desde 1975 ;)
Para os pequeninos e para os crescidos com coração de criança, desejo muita alegria!

Não percam o passatempo flash que estou a fazer em parceria com a Bébéu

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Happy Children’s day!

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