Well I thought this was a party trend that needed investigating! Yummmm. Thanks to instagram sprinkle drip cakes are really taking off. The best bit is Sprinklepop blog have got a great 'How To' on making these, check it out here.
Here are a few more pics to drool over from @brittanymaycakes the genius who came up with the idea.
After a couple of weeks working on some new bathroom designs and octopus illustrations I decided to put together this quick kids craft project. It’s the perfect way to practice basic scissor skills with some simple straight lines to cut along.
1. Visit the free download section of the shop and print out the PDF template
2. Cut around the outside of the template (parents may want to do this for smaller children) then cut along the dashed lines to create the legs
3. Glue or tape the tab into place
4. Curl the legs out so you octopus can sit down
You might even want to decorate him a little more and add googly eyes
When it comes to decorating a kids bathroom you probably don't want to be altering tiling and fixtures that will become out dated once the kids grow, but there are plenty of quick ways to inject a little fun and colour into a family bathroom.
1. Shower Curtains
So simple and easy to replace as the kids get bigger, or you just feel like a change.
They don't have to be boring. Paint the edge in a bold colour or try something like these multiple mirrors that are not only fun, but they can be positioned at different heights meaning littlies can see too.
A quick and easy way to brighten up a space for kids and these prints are great for teaching bathroom responsibilities.
Like the stags head above and this crazy but cool octopus arm below, there are plenty of unique ideas for hanging towels which should be easy to replace once the kids get older (personally though I'd have this octopus arm in my bathroom any day)
Practical ways to keep things in order can also be used to add a pop of colour.
A thumbprint or fingerprint guest book is a fun alternative to your usual guestbook. It can be used at baby showers, weddings, christenings, birthdays and more; and rather than being tucked away in a drawer, after your event it makes a beautiful keepsake to display in your home and cherish forever.
In the guest book shown above, the whale, guests place their fingerprint on the paper to represent a water drop as a symbol of their attendance. The guests could also then sign their name next the fingerprint. Below are a few tips we've picked up over the course of 10years creating fingerprint guest books.
Ink and pens
To leave a fingerprint guests just press their finger onto a coloured ink pad then onto your design. Our favourite ink is momento dew drop ink. It is acid free, water based and fast drying and even comes is a cute little droplet shape. This is great for a leaf or water drop so in some cases you might prefer to just touch the ink pad straight onto the paper instead of using a finger. It can be nice to have a few different shades for guests to choose from too. Another brand to consider is color box.
Fine art and scrapbooking pens are good for guests to sign with, try Faber Castell and Memory Marker. Sharpies are always popular and we also sell a dual tipped momento pen in black here.
Just have a pack of wet wipes and a towel handy so guests can remove the excess ink right away. In many cases that may be all that's needed, sometime, especially with darker inks, guests might need to wash their hands with soap and water at some point to remove the tint. If you're still worried you can as mentioned above use the stamp straight onto the paper or consider a signature only guest book.
Fingerprint guest book top tips
You can find a big selection of fingerprint guest book designs in the shop here.
Washi tape isn't just a fun way to display a print in the nursery or kids bedroom, it can be used for all sorts of great decorating ideas. I LOVE this play area where the washi tape has been used to create a little shop, and below a street scene on the floor and walls.
An easy idea to try is a mix of fun tape from shelves like these cloud shaped ones, or just use some bright colours and patterns to hang a print.
Share your love of nature and bring the great outdoors into baby's room with a gorgeous mountain themed nursery. Main pic via brit.co.
I'm so excited to release my latest illustrations. At the start of the year I set myself a goal to finish off an Aussie animal nursery art set before Australia Day and they're here! A cute koala, cuddly wombat, cool kangaroo and cheeky possum. Also available as a set of three or individually. And just because illustrating wombats was so much fun (and because 90% of the time I've seen them in real life they are on their backs lounging around) I have a cute new lazy wombat print too.
Loving this colourful and fun kids bedroom decor via four cheeky monkeys, they also have some lovely craft ideas like the cute paper plate rainbow to check out.
Almost the end of another busy year and it's always a tricky job but I'm going to pick out some of my favourite illustrations from this year - in no particular order.
Thanks to everyone for your support in 2018. I've got some exciting new products to tell you about in the new year and lots more art and illustrations in the works. So watch this space and see you in 2019!
According to Domino magazine this is one of 2018 most controversial design trends. Personally I just LOVE the idea of a rainbow bookshelf in the nursery, but practically, if your kid is mobile this look is going to last about five minutes. Trust me, I had the brain wave of organising Mr 4's bookshelf by subject matter earlier in the year. Still it's a lovely way to display favourite story books and does look pretty awesome.
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