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Book Review : Playful
September 17, 2014


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i have something to confess.  i don’t do crafts with my kids very often.  this is kind of hard to admit as a mom of four and a design blogger who is “supposed” to live my offline life in a very crafty online kind of way.  the thing is i’m not a super great crafter myself.  i think of the clean up.  i think of not being able to do it just right (i know i know, clearly i need to learn a thing or two about art and inhibitions), i think of meltdowns.  but, what i’ve been thinking lately after thumbing through mer mag’s newly released book, PLAYFUL, is that i can do this, and i want to!  and, hey, the back of the book has templates (click through to see), how amazing is that?  there are crafts a plenty that would be appealing to both girls and boys (mer is a mom of boys) and moms too!

playful, styled by brittany watson jepsen of the house that lars built, is a darling as darling gets.  i’m so inspired creatively just looking through this book.  it’s one i’m glad to have in my collection and one that i’ll be buying as gift.

 

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ps- and, tell me do you craft a lot with your kids?  if not, would you like to more often?

9 Comments

commented on September 17th 2014 at 9:29am

I LOVE everything crafty, DIY, hands-on, glue stick, scissors, paper, paint, fabric, all of it!

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commented on September 17th 2014 at 11:22am

Hi! I love to do craft projects with my son. Right now, I’d love to try to do sun prints with him. Thank you for the giveaway. Best regards,
Marta

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commented on September 17th 2014 at 11:36am

I want this for me! Even my teenagers still like to craft-although their crafts are usually Pinterest inspired. Looks like so much fun!

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commented on September 17th 2014 at 9:51pm

I craft with my kids lots!!! This book looks awesome!

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commented on September 18th 2014 at 11:53am

I really enjoy crafting but lack the natural inspiration. Craft books, blogs, and Pinterest are my friends!

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commented on September 18th 2014 at 11:58am

Sewing is my favorite but I love all crafts.

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commented on September 18th 2014 at 12:25pm

I love to SEW!!!! Thanks for chance!

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commented on September 22nd 2014 at 12:44pm

I love almost every form of crafting, I’ll admit I don’t love the big projects that take forever to actually complete. Sewing is one of my fave’s but also anyway I can get my toddler crafting with me, she’s only one but we have still been able to come up with amazing ways to create together. So much joy!

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commented on September 23rd 2014 at 9:54am

This book looks awesome!! I love crafts and crafting with kids is so fun! thanks for the giveaway!

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