Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cool gifts....


When you turn 12 you need a cool gift and when I saw this polaroid camera in this sweet light blue color I knew it would be the perfect gift for Mila. She loves pictures and always screems out OMG when she sees a polaroid camera ( like a real teenager) She has a few penpals that she love making Happy mail for and the  polaroids that she will take with the camera will be a great addition to her mail.

We bought the camera here, I love the colors they offer and they have some great accesories for the polaroids as well like cute stickers, enveloppes, printed straps and a mini photo album where you can keep the polaroids in.

Mila pretending to take pictures in her birthday outfit

Monday, March 23, 2015

Party time!

Today my sweet Mila turns 12, it is hard to believe she is that big already! I'm so proud of her and love her to bits !

This morning I made her a special birthday breakfast together with Sofia. Of course the breakfast and the gifts had to be cute and Kawaii. 

I'm off baking cake and decorating the house....

She made treats for her class, party popcorn ( popcorn mixed with white chocolate melts with sprinckles) in cute cat bags.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Goodies from sweden...

I recieved some goodies from sweden, jummie cookies, pretty book from Fine little day and a cute pepper & salt set...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Party preparations

The party preparations are in full swing, lots of things to do and make. I love DIY parties, making the decorations, party treats, gifts make a party more special and is half of the fun.

Preparing Mila's party is real team work, we work together on creating the party and choosing the theme, it's a fun activity to do together and at the same time it's a great way for Mila to learn new skills and learn how to work with a deadline and because she is involved in the whole process she appreciates the party more and will feel very proud of the end result!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Almost party time

 Its almost party time again, Mila will be celebrating her 12th Birthday very soon. Her last year in primary school, high school here she comes! 

So this party will be her last kids birthday party so we are working hard to make it a good one.
This year she will have a Japanese party, inspired by Harajuku ( Harajuku is the name of an area in Tokyo with a lot of cool shops where the youth hangs out in over the top Kawaii outfits) and also about cats because they are just so cute.

Preparing a party starts with collecting ideas and images, for us that is starting a pinterest board and taking a little notebook to collect all our ideas. Then we start planning the party....

( links to images can be found here)

These are some images we found on pinterest, as you can see the harajuku style is very sweet and girly with lots of accesories and the food is very Kawaii. 

We will make lots of things for the party and I will try to share some party diy ideas here on the blog.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

London Calling...

This sunday I felt inspired to make a London breakfast for the girls, with brownbread, corn bread, starwberries, confiture, peanutbutter, nutella and some details of liqorice and apple, served with a jummie pink smoothie.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sale sets in the shop

I have updated my etsy shop with some  sale sets. Sets to make a paris rabbit or doll and Frida for a reduced price because they are end of the roll pieces or have very small faults. you can find the sets in my Etsy shop here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Paris shopping tips 1#

I love this shop near Place de Bastille, it's full of pretty papers, patterns and craft materials. I could easily spend a whole day there looking at all the beautiful products. If you like paper, origami, Japanese craft materials this is a must visit shop.

You like to read more tips about cute, pretty, interesting shops in Paris visit my other blog
Carnet de Paris to find a Paris shop guide. I'll be posting there some more shop tips from my recent Paris trip.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Where to find great mini's

Often I get the question where I find all the cute mini items that I use as probs in the photos I post here and on instagram.
I must admit that when you start looking for mini items you develop an eye for it and you'll find more and more....
The size of doll accesories that I need for my Mikodesign dolls are not a regular size that you can find in every doll or toy shop or if you find them they will be very pricy.

The best place to start looking are the secondhand shop and you local department store. In the netherlands I find the best things at Hema, Xenos, Tiger, Action and Dille& Kamille. On the internet Etsy is also a great place to look for doll accesories, the sewing machine and camera stamp I found at a japanese stationary shop.

* bookreading lamps make perfect doll desk lamps, I found them in several shops like Tiger and Xenos
* the calculator was a very ugly watch I bought at Action, I removed the straps and now it's a doll calculator
*the mini siccors and tape dipencer are part of a mini stationary set I bought at Hema, you can also find them   at Tiger
*the little pen holder is a perfect doll dustbin or bucket, this one is from Xenos
*a perfect shop to find doll kitchen supplies is Dille& kamille, here I found the small wooden spoon and they   have very cute small wooden plates, glass bowls and much more..
* the plastic hanger came with some socks we bought recently and makes a perfect doll clothes hanger.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valetine's gift

A special Valentine gift for you, a red mini camera as a gift with every order over 20 euro untill the 14th of february