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TOYS & GAMES
Loveable dolls by Merrilee Liddiard
I've been a fan of Merrilee Liddiard for a long time now. She is the creative mind behind the wonderful Mer Mag blog, a great source of inspiring and always-beautiful craft ideas. She is also the author of 'Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids', which again offers a whole host of unique craft ...
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FUN
Moulin Roty rag doll
My sister flew to New Zealand to meet us for Christmas, arriving late on Christmas eve after the kids had already gone to bed.  The children woke extra early on Christmas morning because of the excitement of seeing her and were even more excited to see that she had brought them each a small present. ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
A dolls' garden party for Ava's 5th birthday!
Ava recently turned 5 -- the age where a birthday party really, really matters. We had family and friends over on the day of her birthday (the so-called 'family party'), but she was also really looking forward to the party for her little friends. I had been really, really busy with work and all sorts of ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Handmade 'Maria' doll from Mamma Couture
In the run up to Christmas I spotted a Maria doll on Mamma Couture's Instagram feed (a 'Maria' doll meaning Maria from The Sound Of Music, complete with her own guitar!). I just knew Ivy would love this, so we ordered one for her for Christmas and it has been a huge hit. The dolls ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Cute crochet friends from Leggybuddy
Leggybuddy is a Swiss company started by designer Suzanna Pezo Sommerfeld. She's a mother of a little boy and co-owner of a young and very cool looking design agency in Zurich. As if that is not enough to keep someone busy, she recently launched Leggybuddy, a line of adorable hand-crochet animal characters with, as the name implies, beautiful long ...
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THE SHOPUP
Dressable rag dolls from Mamma Couture
How cute are these rag dolls from Mamma Couture? They're completely handmade and the faces are hand painted, giving them such sweet expressions on their little doll faces. All the dolls come with a few super sweet clothes, that can be combined in different ways to create cute outfits. They are also machine washable (practical!). Mamma Couture ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Darling, handmade Waldorf dolls by Stella By Rosa
When I was giving the pillowcase stamping workshop at the Yvestown Fair / Snor Festival a few weeks ago, my eyes kept wandering away to the Stellabyrosa stall next to me, full of the most delicate and wonderful Waldorf dolls. Rosa, the creator of the dolls, told me about how she couldn't find the right kind of ...
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BABY
Sweet vegetables from Mamma Couture
How darling are these handmade vegetables from Mamma Couture? I love the different materials and shapes, and the sweet details like the little face on the peas. There are 13 different vegetables that come in their own fabric carrying bag, and the vegetables are available to buy separately as well. So pretty and so fun for ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Adorable Penguins at Esthex
I love the new penguin range at Esthex. How cute are Ned (who plays music!) and his little brother Georges? And that little Ned backpack is just adorable. They have so much character! (Esther, the designer behind Esthex, told me she went through so much effort to make sure her supplier had the eyes just right ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Unique children's room accessories from Boramiri
Pinterest is a dangerous, dangerous place. I can spend hours up there. Literally. I always promise myself to stop as soon as I find the thing I’m looking for but I end up with about 20+ new bookmarks. At least! And consequently with a thinner wallet as well. This is how I also found this ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Maileg bunnies and their wonderful wardrobe
A while ago Courtney and co visited us in Amsterdam and she brought the sweetest present for our girls -- they each got a little Maileg bunny with a darling little dress. So cute! The girls haven't parted from their bunnies since -- they have been to Portugal, Paris, school and crèche - -everywhere! For ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Miko Design
Mikodesign is a small Dutch label owned by the lovely Erika Harberts. Erika lives in Rotterdam with her husband and two darling daughters (who have inherited 100% of their mother's good taste and creativity!), in a beautifully decorated flat with a little studio space in which she creates all of her amazing dolls, DIY kits, ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Käthe Kruse dolls
This past summer, Ava finally started to trot around with her baby, which we gave her for her first birthday last year. It's a Käthe Kruse doll and I keep thinking how pretty it is: old-fashioned looking, and beautifully made with hand-painted eyes and hair. So cute. It also has very easy-to-move limbs, so sitting her ...
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KIDS
Corby Tindersticks
Posters made out of felt and decorated with hand-embroidered details. Sweet screen printed t-shirts made out of fair trade, organic cotton sourced in Africa. Handmade toys with funny legs and big bellies and interesting stories to tell (and with a back that is as nice as the front). Fun! We're loving what Carly and Nick ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Whitefox in Black Box
I wanted to share with you my latest Etsy discovery; White Fox In Black Box is a newly opened shop from London, England with the most adorable eco-friendly creatures. Alis Fox is the designer behind these lovely dolls -- she creates and sews every creature from found and recycled fabrics making each and every one ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Rousskine Handmade Knit Dolls
I have fallen head over heals for these lovely handmade dolls by Rousskine, and to top it off they are made right here in my hometown Montreal! I just love the colors and the details, I love that the front and backs are so different and I love that they're made from 100% cotton thread. ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Custom dolls from Warm Sugar
I've already mentioned the Warm Sugar dolls here before, but I just had to share them again. I ordered a couple dolls for my nieces for Christmas this year and was so pleased with them. I sent an email to Shannon, the talented creator, and asked for dolls with specific traits: one blue-eyed doll and ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Snooshy!
Snooshy is the new style doll that is hand knit from 100% Tibetan yak wool. It's seriously way cool. Not only because of his looks, but also because of his fashionable outfits! Made from offcuts of the fashion industry, Snooshy's clothes are 100% recycled. And all the sets are one-of-a-kind, so you won't know what ...
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BABY
My daughter's favourite toy -- Baby Dolls
Again, no surprises here -- my 22-month-old daughter loves 'baby' (currently it doesn't matter which one). We have two babies in our house.  On your left you will see Winnie (the winker).  We bought Winnie from the Early Learning Centre for my son about a month before my daughter was born to get him into ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Pigmee
The thing I possibly like the most about Babyccino is that I get to meet some pretty talented people with a lot of passion and a huge amount of energy. The other week I had a coffee with Florence, the lovely designer of these new dolls, which she christened the Pigmées. The idea for the ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Severina Dolls
My daughter Violette has a new friend. Her name is Severina and it was love at first sight. Violette has the slight problem of being the younger child so she does not often get new toys as there are already so many around.  She also has a beloved older sister who is cunning enough to ...
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BABY
Esthex
Esthex is the brand owned and designed by my Dutch namesake Esther, and it's way cool. Esther just knows how to make kids toys work; for the kids, but also for the parents. Before Ava was born I decided to get her one little toy, and from all the toys in the world I chose Esthex's ...
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BABY
Corolle dolls
Because I have two boys you would think I couldn't possibly know what I'm talking about when it comes to baby dolls, BUT...  My boys discovered a stash of my sister's old baby dolls in a closet at my dad's house, and now they're hooked!  Twenty years on, these dolls are still in good shape, ...
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Hoppy paper doll bunnies from @laraoflondon were super easy. Just accordion fold a long strip of white paper and cut out! Then add ears, eyes, and a few accessories of course! #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids #paperdolls #easterbunny
8 hours ago
Decorations that don’t waste too many precious cooking ingredients... yes please! We love this simple salt dough recipe!🧂 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup water 1. Preheat the oven to 120 °C and line baking tray with baking paper. 2. Mix flour and salt in the bowl then gradually add water, stirring until combined. 3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, roll out until about 7mm thick and transfer to baking tray. 4. Then all you need is an egg-shaped cookie cutter, which is easy to find at this time of the year. Cut them out and make a hole in each about a centimeter from the top edge. Bake on 120C for about three hours turning them once after about 2 hours. 5. Now paint both sides with one color or each in different and wait to dry completely. 6. After about an hour you can draw your favorite designs on the eggs (again, one or both sides). 7. Leave for about 12 hours or overnight to dry and finish them with glossy varnish. (Clear nail polish works nicely.) 8. Now just string the twine or a fishing line through holes and you’re done! 9. Place on branches or hang around the home. 10. Enjoy! 🥚🧂 More Easter ideas in our bio! #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts #eastercraftsforkids #saltdoughornaments
18 hours ago
Paper, glue, scissors... make your own sweet bunny ears to create more fun for your Easter at home. It’s a 5 minute craft and 100% recycled scraps friendly! See @laraoflondon ‘s idea in the bio and customise the colours for your little ! #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts
1 day ago
Hello Easter! We have over ninety crafts, recipes & blog posts (yes, that’s 90!) for this season we adore. So click on the bio link and get inspired. And stay tuned as we share all week — natural egg dyeing, making edible egg nests, cakes, salads, cards, decor, and more! #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats #babyccinocrafts #easter
2 days ago
Schedules? Routines? We have pointers from week three of being indoors. More on today’s blog. @estherbabyccino #babyccinokids
3 days ago
How can we manage worrying information around our children? Today’s blog post looks at these ‘unprecedented’ times. With news reels, articles, conversations, not only between adults but children too that are hard to ignore. It is impossible to shield our children from the worries and events of the wider world, and important to share some truths with them about what is happening. We are, as Maria Montessori put it, “Citizens of the World” and our children will be the ones to inherit it. Being in lockdown, (hello to everyone at home!) can make for a really good environment to nurture discussion, as we have time to drip feed explanations, observe reactions and unpick tricky questions. There are some simple ways we can help stem and support the flow of information, manage anxieties and make sense of the world around us all. So today we have tips in our bio, so click on the link and share with loved ones. And please stay safe. #babyccinokids #explainingcoronavirustokids @themontessoristudio
4 days ago
The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon is a great hit. It is filled with over 400 whimsical words which continually amaze us ... words like ‘bumbershoot’, ‘spaghettification’, ‘hurdy-gurdy’ and ‘ombudsman’ are carefully described and fantastically illustrated by Louise Lockhart. I mean how cool is the word ‘hurdy-gurdy’?! Read more about the book on today’s blog. #babyccinokids #babyccinoreads @vanessa_wild_flours
5 days ago
Art for everyone... Julie from @famillesummerbelle shared this beautiful print for colouring in fun. Print out available in our bio. Enjoy. ️ @estherbabyccino @famillesummerbelle #famillesummerbelle
6 days ago
We’ve had a full-on week with home learning (as you all have I imagine) and managed to survive (just) the week in the house together. But this morning I felt we all needed a little time out from the work and we did maths through baking by making these delicious cookies. They were out of the oven just in time for a mid-morning brain break. I think we’ve tried every recipe for chocolate chip cookies but this is our favourite and today I thought I’d share it with you. I must warn you, they are not the healthiest, but during these times I think we are all in need of a little treat. Thanks to @vanessa_wild_flours for this idea ... and click on our bio for her yummy recipe! #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats
6 days ago
Picky eaters? Or needing creative meal solutions? Read our tips for making mealtimes fun in our bio. And tell us, what clever ideas do you have now that three meals a day with the whole family is the new norm. #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats
1 week ago
Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
1 year ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
3 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
3 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
3 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
3 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
3 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
3 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
3 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
4 years ago