5h mer_mag
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mer_mag I just started a round up on the blog called Playfully Made by You! where I share a handful of #playfultoysandcrafts you and your little ones have made from my book Playful, such as these sweet fair maiden and knight smocks made by @metacoleman_ 's Maja & Henrik. I love how they made them their own! See the blog for more spotlights including @nicolegerulat @apriljboyer & @jessicaeraso. and keep sharing and tagging your creations with #playfultoysandcrafts. You never know when I might feature you here, on the blog or my FB page. #wallpaperofdreams @metacoleman_ #playfulfairmaiden #playfulknights 5h

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7h mer_mag
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mer_mag She'll be thrilled to have her brothers home this summer...and so will I. but I'll miss our quiet one-on-one time together #thebanisterhouse 7h
  •   stephhenry2 Love that rug! Where is it from? 7h
  •   mer_mag thanks @stephhenry2 we love it to. It's a Navajo rug found at a local shop @calledtosurf but if you look on ebay for navajo rugs you can find some really pretty ones 6h
  •   kendriaholyoak I want the baskets! 6h
  •   jessipea My mom loves those baskets. She has several. 4h
  •   annamarieart So sweet. I scored a similar type basket! 3h

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mer_mag My thoughtful little padowan... 23h

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mer_mag Cardboard swords and shields + tall grass + fierce imagination = all little boys need for a Playful summer! #mygirlcanholdherownwithaswordtoo #playfulbook #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag @nicolegerulat #playfulknights 2d

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mer_mag Yippee!! I've literally been tossing and turning each night with excitement as I think and plan all the fun things we'll be doing for my local Kids Craft Camp in our new shared Hinterland studio. SO MANY IDEAS. You can sign up now and chose from two summer camps, one end of June and one end of July. All deets on the blog today (link in profile). But hurry because slots are filling up fast! Feel free to email me or ask any questions here. Oh my this is going to be fun!!!! #kidscraftcamp #hinterlandstudio #mermag #kidsart #kidscrafts #merillustration 2d

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mer_mag You guys we're soooo close to finally having a shared studio space! (It's only been in the works for a year now ). And I'm happy to announce that I'll be holding a REAL LIFE local @kidscraftcamp here! (In Utah county) More on that soon but if you're interested now and want to be sure and reserve a spot for your little one (grades K-6) email me at Merrileeliddiard @ hotmail dot com. #kidscraftcamp #hinterlandstudio and of course the online @kidscraftcamp at @atly is always open to everyone everywhere 3d

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mer_mag We're prepping for sun suits & dresses all summer long. Thanks @metacoleman_ and Maja for passing this one down! And thanks Susan - She'll live in her moccs!#skinnedandbruisedkneesjustlikehermom #notafraidtogetalittlehurt #thebanisterhouse 4d

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mer_mag A bunch of new prints in the shop today! (Including prints of the boys floral artwork that they stamped and painted a while back. #proudartists #collegefund). Shop link in profile. #merillustration 4d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag I learned a long time ago that you can't put in your order with kids - nor would you really want to. What they end up sharing with you about who they truly are is better than anything you could have schemed up. Skinned knees and all. But the fact that she loves books above all else, can sit and doodle on a page for minutes on end, holds her own with her brothers, will gladly go shopping with me and is a serious shoe fanatic - well that's pretty darn close to all my little girl dreams coming true. #dontworrythetenatioustwoskeepmeonmytoes #moretocome #butenjoyingthischapter #bigbrothersbed #thebanisterhouse 4d

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mer_mag Such a treat seeing Playful amidst so many amazing beautiful books and prints at the Vancouver BC shop Collage Collage. Thanks @collagecollage for sharing this shot! ️I have to come visit your beautifully curated shop! #iwantallthesebooksandprints #Playfulbook #playfultoysandcrafts 6d

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mer_mag If had a lot of requests to sell a print of this face in the shop so coming Monday I'll have it in there! Along with a few other highly requested items such as my bird, etc. which means if you win the $100 shop credit from the #springmakersgiveaway in my previous post you could put it towards this! and many other items from #merillustration. (Instructions on how to enter on previous post). Yippee! Spring is good indeed! #thebanisterhouse @houselarsbuilt 6d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Happy happy Saturday friends! Spring has been beautiful. This whole year has been great so far and so much thanks to all of you! So to say thanks I'm teaming up with @sycamorestreetpress @hellotosha and @smalladventure for a giveaway! Two winners will receive $100 total in shop credit. Woohoo! To enter simply 1) follow each of us, and 2) tag a friend in a comment below. I'll announce the winner tomorrow on this same post. Thanks again and good luck! (And head over to @sycamorestreetpress for giveaways all week long). #springmakersgiveaway (shop link in my profile to see what you could pick from!) 6d

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mer_mag Yup, this is how I feel about Friday afternoons too #nextupthenap #forme #thebanisterhouse 1w

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mer_mag #fbf to our ballerina paper doll chains (circa 2011). It's a rainy day around here which can only mean one thing: digging into the archives to craft today with the littles! (Bonus: I now have a girl who will go crazy about this one. ️. Have I mentioned "pink" is her favorite color? ) #mermag #mermagpapercrafts #rockinartmoms #kidscrafts 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag #mersketchbook #merillustration (doodle for a fun project I'm working on!) 1w

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mer_mag Her naps are slowly starting to float away...carrying with them moments of quiet work time. #timeforasitter #ikeepputtingitoff #stayyoungforeverlittleone #thebanisterhouse 1w
  •   emiwillert We love Miffy and friends! 1w
  •   mahasitha :-) My babygirl stops to sleep in the afternoon when she turns two and half. And now she is four and it is very hard for me to explain her that I need to work and that when I am drawing it IS my work :-) 1w
  •   mer_mag @ntbeadle it's a Miffy and Friends wooden playset I found online. Do a google search and you should find something. 1w
  •   ntbeadle Thank you! 1w
  •   mer_mag I know @mahasitha it's so hard to explain to them that art is your work 1w
  •   chickiecheeks I wish my little one could nap! She stopped napping long time ago!! haha @mer_mag 1w
  •   ohhappyfry Hello! We're from Singapore and would like to find out more on stocking your book! Hope to hear from you 6d
  •   mer_mag Oh yes, thank you! @ohhappyfry I'll have my publisher get in touch with you. 6d

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mer_mag It's safe to say she's def a shoe girl #thebanisterhouse 2w
  •   denise_plant Oh so cute! Love the floors! 2w
  •   emiwillert Well, when mommy has such good taste in shoes... The apple won't fall far from the tree! 🌳 2w
  •   andweplay so cute! 2w
  •   laikonik Oh, I love those orange slides too! 2w
  •   charmit_ Haha! We know exactly how she feels! @mer_mag 2w
  •   bzees Looks like you need some #Bzees in that pile! 1w

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mer_mag "Her aspirations and dreams for her always seemed larger than her capacity to fulfill. Time and time again she seemed to fall short of giving the magnificence she longed to leave at her feet. But in truth everything needed, sought for and more was and will be there - in each car ride conversation, every nighttime novel, each bite of mango ice cream, that messy cry, those dorky glasses she claims not to like, the after dinner inquiries she pretends to evade, the hesitant embraces and squeezy summer snuggles. And with all this, simply no other mother would do." #happymothersday to all mothers, women, nurturers and caregivers whose love is enough to move mountains. And especially to my mom who cheers for me, believes in me, is fearlessly faithful, and makes me laugh and roll my eyes in one sentence. #somuchfun! #merillustration #littlebitsbymer 2w

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mer_mag Tomorrow is the last day to get 20% of @atly classes. Lots of great classes to chose from including my @kidscraftcamp! And remember you get the best set of Mother's Day freebies from myself, @sycamorestreetpress @caravanshoppe & @hellotosha when you take advantage of this special. Link in profile! #kidscraftcamp #mermagclasses @houselarsbuilt 2w

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mer_mag These two...little peas in a pod. They're crazy about their new manicotti noodle wiener dogs. You too can still create something out of pasta for #TheMacaroniChallenge for a chance to win 6 great creative arts and craft books for kids from the #rockinartmoms (including my book Playful)!!! That's a whole lot of DIY fun for summer! Just post on Instagram and or the #rockinartmoms Facebook page and tag with #TheMacaroniChallenge. Winner announced on Mothers Day! so get noodling already! #mermag #pastaart #kidscrafts #rockinartmoms 2w

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