14h mer_mag
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mer_mag I love using our paper scraps to make new creations such as this silly Halloween balloon face. Find out more on how to make your own festive face balloon on @minted and the blog today. She loooves the btw. Squeals every time she sees them, 14h

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16h mer_mag
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mer_mag If you're local you can catch me on @studio5ksl today at 1pm where I talk about how to include your kids in cutting duct tape (in a safe way!) as well as my secret weapon in assembling cardboard creations such as these brownstones. Oh and they are gifting two of my Playful books on top if it all! (My favorite part of the experience was all the dad's that stopped me in the halls saying their kids would die if they made them houses like these! Go dad's!My dad made me my first cardboard doll house so it was really cool to see their enthusiasm!). #playfultoysandcrafts 16h

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag Check out our craft story in Nov. @goodhousekeeping issue! So fun! It's a real hoot! photography by @trishazemp 1d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag In addition to signed copies of my book Playful, I'm offering a unique selection of discounted prints on @brickyardbuffalo this week. They are going for a steal! I can't wait until we are in our own home and I can start hanging up art work again. My soul needs it. #mermag #littlebitsbymer 2d
  •   redcapcards Very sweet 2d
  •   misstinalau Hi @mer_mag! I tried to purchase a copy of Playful off @brickyardbuffalo but shipping was only within the US. Is the book available to Canadian fans as well? 1d
  •   mer_mag Oh no @misstinalau unfortunately shipping is in the US on this one. But I might be selling a few after this too so keep in touch 1d
  •   abtoussant I'm not seeing where your prints are for sale @mer_mag I only see your book?.. 1d
  •   mer_mag They are listed under "unique prints" @abtoussant it's probably confusing as the one featured today is the tandem trio bicycle print (not shown here) but if you click on it you'll see various print options to choose from. Hope that's helpful 1d
  •   misstinalau Okay thanks @mer_mag can't wait! 1d
  •   abtoussant Thank you @mer_mag ! 16h

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mer_mag It's hard to pick a favorite from my illustration collab with @freshlypicked but I this might be it. Don't you just want to dress up as this little fairy?!! 2d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag I've got a limited number of signed copies of PLAYFUL being sold at a discounted price over on @brickyardbuffalo this week. Perfect gift for the upcoming holidays and colder days ahead spent indoors. Thanks so much Susan of @freshlypicked for choosing me and this book as one of your guest editor selections this week! #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag 3d
  •   mer_mag Yay! @ashleycoslett 3d
  •   amber_happycraftyfamily Saw it in Byron bay! 3d
  •   concretehoney Oh I'm too late, I just ordered it, can't wait to get it 2d
  •   mer_mag Oh I hope you enjoy with your little girl! @concretehoney 2d
  •   whatalight Got our copy yesterday and we loved it!!!! Such a beautiful and creative thing!! The kids want to make every single project. Congrats from Chile!! I have a silly question though, what's the name of the paper the publisher used? I'm trying to find if it's available here. Thanks!! 14h
  •   mer_mag I'm so glad you're all enjoying Playful! @whatalight can't wait to see what you make from it. I'll see if I can get more info on the name of paper used for the book pages 13h
  •   whatalight That's too sweet!! Only if it's not much trouble, otherwise just forget about it 12h

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag He loves writing his own invites. And now we're working on the art of thank you cards. Learn how to make these @astrobrights paper feathered friends on the blog today. #colorize #mermag 4d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag Playing with pretty @astrobrights papers again for some easy and fun Halloween party decor (these flying paper strip ghosts are my kids favorite!) templates and more on mermagblog.com today. There's still time to get the kids together for a little after school spooky bash! #colorize #mermag #halloweenparty #papercrafts 4d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag Question for you mammas: if you were to get a doll like this #minimaggiemay one do you like the large huggable size or would you want something smaller? I think I love how big she is and so does miss M but not sure if we're the only ones? #mermag 5d
  •   toniasarah I think there are so many smaller dolls that try to mimic the proportions of an actual baby. Being able to pal around with something more comparable to your own size is probably a breath of fresh air. 5d
  •   robyn.moriarty I know my baby girls would love that big-as-them doll! Both subjects are adorable!! 5d
  •   myrdiejill I had a huge handmade doll that I carried around for a few years as a child. Loved it. Of course, I put my own little tennis shoes on it to make it feel more real when I carried it 5d
  •   smither77 I grew up with a big cuddle sized cloth doll. Loved her. 5d
  •   lroyrose That doll is fantastic! 4d
  •   stacythiot @ksantistevan look at this feed! 4d
  •   ksantistevan @stacythiot I'm familiar. I pop in every now and then. Great feed. 4d
  •   andweplay Big for sure! 3d

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mer_mag Do you have your kids Halloween costumes figured out yet? Believe it or not I'm a last minuter so we're still deciding! (And my kids keep changing their minds!) This duct tape bird costume from my book Playful can actually be made fairly quickly. I love seeing that some of you have done it already! @elvishmarked mentioned how memorable it was staying up with her husband until 4am making it for her daughters party. (Jon and I can sooo relate!) Turned out super great!!! I love that she did the tights too! #playfultoysandcrafts photo by @nicolegerulat 7d

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mer_mag Zzzz 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Friends don't let friends leave a vintage elephant rocker at the flea market. Thanks @onemoremushroom for this amazing find! #handmadetoysarethebest 1w
  •   mer_mag Seriously! @cameracassidy whoever made it put a lot of love into it. The trunk is even hinged so it moves back and forth! 1w
  •   mer_mag Thanks dear! @koselicummings 1w
  •   longchicken I wonder if that's from one of the Sunset Magazine books from the 70s/early 80s. My dad made me a rocking lion around 1980 that looks the same except for the head! 1w
  •   mer_mag Oh so cool! @longchicken I wonder if I can find out 1w
  •   honyb5 Hello! I have your book- but didn't see this pattern in it. Can I buy it separately? @mer_mag 4d
  •   mer_mag Oh so fun! @honyb5 this is a new doll so she's not in the book. I don't have a pattern out for her as of now but stay tuned for future updates on her and others. Thanks! 4d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Hi friends! Jordan of @ohhappyday is giving away two of my books Playful on her blog today! Woot woot! Head on over there for a chance to win and learn how to make these cat and pumpkin masks while you're at it. Perfect for a kids Halloween crafternoon! #playfultoysandcrafts photo by @trishazemp #halloween #giveaway 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag This little squid...love her...captured by @trishazemp. (@izzyandferd we're dying over this top!) 1w

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mer_mag As a girl my version of "princess" looked very much like this. I wanted a very tall pointy hat with a long and simple frock that I could run through fields in. If there was pink it was minimal and coral like. This simple fair maiden smock pattern, found in my new book PLAFUL: a Fun Projects to Make with + for Kids, is perfect for Halloween or hours of imaginary afternoons. It slips on and off over everyday play clothes. You can have your little one make the paper mâché crown and wand alongside you too! Photo by @nicolegerulat #playfultoysandcrafts 1w

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mer_mag Another peek of more #mermag spooky projects from the archives. I love this time of year. (And I apparently love bats too as half my crafts for Halloween are bat-centric. Who knew!?) 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag A DIY Halloween craft bonanza on the blog today! Mermagblog.com. We've been forever fans of crafting up a spooky storm this time a year and love sharing our favorites with you! We love seeing what you're doing from our DIY's even more! Hash tag #mermag to share. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I sort of have a love affair with lions...and masks...and paper...remember this one I made for @nationalgeokids a few years back? What's an animal that you can't get enough of? #nationgeokids 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Now I just need to make an orange juice one for him and a mango juice one for little miss, put AJ in this one, and all my mother dreams will come true. #mermag 2w

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