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1 IKEA NORNÄS - Back to Basics 2014 collection

For spring IKEA (Sweden) launched the NORNÄS - Back to basics 2014 collection. The collection designed by Marianne and Knut Hagberg, goes back to IKEA's roots using growing pine from the most northern point of Sweden. The collection is a tribute to the wood's beautiful and durable simplicity and results in endless home decorating solutions. Not sure when or if it will come to North America, but my fingers are double crossed for this one.

Click here for more info on the collection.

0 Etsy Creative Puppet Lab + Poppytalk at TIFF Kids Film Festival

Earlier this month Poppytalk partnered with Etsy Canada for the Etsy Creative Puppet Lab, at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto. The festival ran April 8th - 21st in Toronto and Etsy arranged for three bloggers (Poppytalk, Little House Blog, and Momstown) to team up with three puppet makers to collaborate on two characters each on display and for sale in the TIFF Kids International Film Festival's gift shop until they are sold out (they were made in a limited edition of 15 each).

Poppytalk was paired with Jimill of Adorably Surly Puppets!  Our Jack-a-lope and Two-Tailed Fox (both top left - with their tongues sticking out)!

For those not aware of the festival, TIFF brings a world of engaging, educational, and entertaining film to Toronto’s youngest audiences. Learn more about the festival at here.

We hear there's still a few puppets left.  If you're interested in any of them, you can contact TIFF Kids International Film Festival's gift shop in Toronto for more info.


3 7 DIYs + Ideas for the Home

A little round-up action of some awesome DIYs and ideas for the home I've found this week.  Ever since I saw the serape upholstered chairs at The Line in LA, I've been wanting to do something similar; and now we see a fine example at A Beautiful Mess (below).  Other good stuff? A cool magazine holder and sharpie painted terracotta planter are next on my list! What are you making these days? Here's some inspiration:

1. DIY Serape Covered Seats
From A Beautiful Mess

2. DIY Stool Makeover
by The Merrythought

3.  DIY Drugstore Candle Makeover
By Almost Perfect

4.  Stenciled Doormat
by House of Earnest

 5. Magazine Rack
An idea from Weekday Carnival. No instructions or info on this, but just spotted it today. Love the idea (belts maybe)?

6. Hanging Macrame Plant Holders
From Skinny LaMinx

7. Personalize a Clay Pot with a Sharpie
By Little Green Notebook

0 DIY Geometric Bear from HGTV Handmade

Our friend, Meg Allan Cole made this really cool geometric bear on the HGTV Handmade channel recently and we love it so much, we had to share it here! Such a simple idea that looks so good! Might be trying this one myself!  Thanks Meg!

3 Spring Gift Wrapping Paper Set Printable

Today we're partnering with Lipton Tea K-Cups to bring you a pretty (and free) spring printable gift wrap and gift tag set.  I've been trying out several different teas since the new year, and have been looking for a tasty green tea, so when Lipton's approached me, I jumped at the chance to try out the Lipton Enlighten Smooth Green Tea and love the convenience!

For this gift wrap printable, I used an image of daisies from my instagram that we have growing wild nearby our house. They are just starting to pop up and yellow to me is the ultimate colour of spring. The complimentary paper I created is an ombre yellow, and the two together make for a nice combination, but also work well by themselves.  There's also a matching daisy gift tag you can print out that works best printed on card stock.  Click here for the daisy paper, here for the ombre yellow and here for the gift tags.  I've also added an alternative bow topper (at the bottom of the post) with a printable daisy bow topper which looks super cute too!  A few pics below of how you can wrap them!