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Book Review : Playful
September 17, 2014


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.






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


commented on September 17th 2014 at 9:29am

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


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,


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!


commented on September 17th 2014 at 9:51pm

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


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!


commented on September 18th 2014 at 11:58am

Sewing is my favorite but I love all crafts.


commented on September 18th 2014 at 12:25pm

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


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!


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!