a few pencil sketches…

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My pencil has been busy :)
Doodling and making sketches a lot lately… Would you like to see any of these drawings turned into a watercolor? Would love to hear your opinion…

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do you want to make a doll with your kids? :)

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We did this doll project just a week before the school year start, but I think now is also a good time to make similar projects – it’s getting cold and rainy so more indoor days and this could also be an original Christmas gift, don’t you think?!
It’s very simple, my daughter did almost everything (even stitching in the sewing machine, she practiced before in another fabric) and we finished it in less than an afternoon.

HOW TO MAKE A DOG SOFT TOY DOLL WITH YOUR KIDS
1. Let your kid draw an animal or a person (if his drawings are too small just scan it and print the size you want – her dog was about 25 centimeters tall). Very small dolls sometimes are difficult to make, so don’t go for very tiny. Cut the drawing.
2. We made a kind of pillow doll – legs and arms all together in one piece with the body and head of the doll.
3. Choose an old t-shirt or skirt or dress that is too small for him/her to wear. We’ve chosen a t-shirt and cut the sides.
4. Place the paper on the wrong side of the t-shirt and with a pencil outline the dog, do the same in another part of the t-shirt to make the back of the dog. Cut around leaving at least 1,5 centimeters for the seam.
5. Draw the face with fabric markers.
6. Put wrong sides facing together and sew all along the line leaving an opening to turn the doll inside out.
7. Once you turn it start filling with polyester fiber. Close the opening by hand (I did this part ;)
8. We made a bow tie by simply cutting a rectangle out of felt and sewing it to the doll with a wool pom pom.
9. Play a lot and snuggle to it at night :)

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Nós fizemos este projecto na semana antes do início das aulas, mas acho que agora também é uma boa altura para algo do género – o frio e a chuva parece que finalmente vieram para nos dar a sensação que afinal estamos mesmo no Outono ;) e por isso é tempo de ficar mais por casa e pôr a imaginação (e as mãozinhas também) a trabalhar. Além disso acho que este boneco pode ser uma prenda de Natal bem diferente, não concordam?!
É muito simples, a minha filha fez quase tudo (mesmo coser à máquina – praticou antes noutro tecido) e terminamos em menos de uma tarde.

COMO FAZER UM BONECO CÃO
1. Deixe o seu filho desenhar um animal ou uma pessoa (se os desenhos forem muito pequenos, basta digitalizar e imprimir no tamanho desejado – este cão tem cerca de 25 centímetros de altura). Os bonecos muito pequenas às vezes são muito difíceis de fazer, por isso não caiam na tentação de fazer pequenino por parecer mais rápido/fácil, não é!
Recortem o desenho com uma tesoura.
2. Nós fizemos uma espécie de boneco almofada – pernas e braços todos juntos de uma só peça com o corpo e a cabeça.
3. Escolham uma t-shirt ou saia ou vestido velho que seja muito pequeno para ele/ela usar. Nós escolhemos uma t-shirt e cortamos os lados.
4. Coloquem o papel com o desenho recortado no avesso da t-shirt e com um lápis contornem, façam o mesmo noutra parte da t-shirt para fazer as costas do cão. Cortem à volta deixando pelo menos 1,5 centímetros para a costura.
5. Desenhem a cara do cão com marcadores de tecido.
6. Coloquem os lados do avesso voltados para fora e cosam ao longo da linha, deixando uma abertura para depois virar o boneco do avesso para o direito.
7. Depois de virar o boneco, comecem a encher com fibra de poliéster. Fecha-se a abertura cosendo com um ponto invisível à mão (fiz eu essa parte ;)
8. Nós fizemos também um laço cor de laranja, simplesmente cortando um rectângulo de feltro e cosendo-o ao boneco com um pompom de lã.
9. E já está pronto para brincar muito e à noite dormirem juntos bem aconchegados!

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este fim de semana vamos estar no mercado Crafts & Design no jardim da Estrela

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Este fim-de-semana vamos estar no mercado do jardim da Estrela em mais uma edição do Crafts & Design - sábado (dia 4) e domingo (dia 5) das 10h às 18h – no jardim da Estrela (em Lisboa).
O Limão, a Morango, o menino Pêra e a Maçã estão desejosos de arranjar mais amigos para brincar – quem vem? :)

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Some things I liked…

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* Some things I really liked this week *
Adorable woodland animal toys made from rubber wood and natural wool, by Zoo Modern.
And yes, this is the perfect – and cutest – outfit for cooler days… Made by Atelier Moune.
Let’s walk in the rain? Lea and Jojo have the most lovely selection of unique kids raincoats and they are really eco friendly – the coats are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, biological cotton and they don’t contain harmful substances.

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Halloween printables – my gift to you :)

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These last years I’ve been making lot’s of printables – you can download for free at hell0 Wonderful blog – so I think there’s still time for some last minute crafts for Halloween fun! :)

These cat treat boxes are here and there’s also these cute place cards if you’re having a dinner party.
The printable I made this year it’s here.

Please remenber this file is for personal use only. Under no circumstances you can use it for commercial purposes. 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.

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Estes últimos anos tenho feito muitos printables – os quais podem fazer o download grátis através do blogue hell0 Wonderful – por isso, se acham que ainda tem um tempinho (eu acho que sim ;) para uns projectos de última hora do Dia das Bruxas, divirtam-se! :)

As caixas gato estão aqui e estes marcadores também estão disponíveis, se por acaso estão a planear um jantar.
O printable deste ano está aqui.

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

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book “Les beaux instants” / livro “Dias felizes”

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A book that is not quite a storybook, but also not quite a simple coloring book either …
In this book we stroll through the garden, the house, the everyday objects, the sensations and textures that the surroundings awaken in us. In this book our imagination goes through our favorite things and takes us to paint, to imagine and invite us to add little details.
An interactive book, beautiful – super well illustrated – that puts children and parents to dream and to jointly simply enjoy all the good things we have.
The starting point says it all “In my notebook, I draw all the things I like …”

“Les beaux instants” / Illustrations and text by Laurent Moreau

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Um livro que não é bem um livro de histórias, mas que também não é bem um simples livro de pintar…
Neste livro passeamos pelo jardim, pela casa, pelos objectos do dia a dia, pelas sensações e texturas que o que nos rodeia despertam em nós. Neste livro a nossa imaginação passeia pelas coisas preferidas e leva-nos a pintar, a imaginar a acrescentar um detalhe.
Um livro interactivo, bonito – super bem ilustrado – que leva as crianças e os pais a sonhar e a em conjunto simplesmente desfrutar de tudo o que temos de bom.
O ponto de partida diz tudo “No meu caderno, desenho todas as coisas de que gosto…”

“Dias felizes – um imaginário para colorir”  (título original: “Les beaux instants”) / Ilustrações e texto de Laurent Moreau

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Pumpkin and Artichoke dolls seem to enjoy some rain :)

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Seems we all need rainy days sometimes!…

Pumpkin and Artichoke dolls are available in my shop.

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{ All About Playing } interview with Sofie Vansteelant

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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 Sofie and her family.

Please tell us a bit about you and your family.
My name is Sofie, I’m 29 years old and work in a hospital as occupational therapist. My husband – we are not married but after 10 years together ‘boyfriend’ sounds a little bit strange – works long days as a fysiotherapist.
I always have to start working early, but I do not mind that. Because of that I have more time in the afternoon I can spend with Leonie and on Mondays we have extra mother-daughter time. Leonie is our daughter, she is 21 months at this moment.
She is a real girly girl, has all the drama, loves her dresses and dolls. On the other hand she has no fear exploring life to the fullest and she loves to do that by jumping, crawling, running, climbing everything. It makes my heart stand still sometimes. She is a clever girl – yes I know all mums say that. Speaks a lot and she learns new words every day now. I really have to be careful with what I’m saying right now

Best playground.
In our garden we have a playhouse with a swing and a sandpit, it’s really ugly but sometimes you have to choose your battles. She likes playing outside and it helps me to get my household done. It’s our best playground when the weather is okay.

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On a free day, what is your family’s favorite activity?
In the weekends we love to go outside with the family, on rainy days we make it comfy inside our tipi and color, all day long or we are watching the television.

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How do you play with your daughter? With what kind of toys?
Leonie loves pretend playing with her dolls with all the accessories you can imagine (bath, diapers, stroller, bottle,…) with her kitchen where she makes me soup. We have a slide in her room what she like doing for hours.

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drawing and trying different technics

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In this first drawing – that I’ve already shared at my Instagram – I was trying my new gouache colors and I also used watercolors in some parts. I liked these colors and how gouache let’s me layer some colors just how I want.
Just have to list it in my shop :) – but you can find there already lot’s of other original watercolors of mine.

Then I used my colored pencils, first in a black paper and in the last one I was doodling in my notebook…

What kind of drawings do you prefer?

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Some things I liked…

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* Some things I really liked this week *
Do you know in the USA it’s national Cat day on the 29th of October? :) I didn’t but I recently found out about it and since I’m a cat lover it’s a fun day to remember…
So, I’m also a fan of Smallabe shop and it was easy to choose a few favorites like this cat sweatshirt, a wooden cat pencil pot or this cute cat purse.

You can also look for some cat themed things in my shop like this adorable striped cat doll or this cushion for the kiddos room.
And there are many more :)

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