mer_mag Wowza! My book PLAYFUL is currently the #1 best seller in toy making on amazon! My toy making grandfather would be so proud. My kids are now finally allowed to play with this DIY wooden car and village set now that the book is out and it's been getting a LOT of love. (In fact I overheard little O telling a friend "yeah, my mom makes toys" and then proceeded to give him a tour of my messy toy making craft room. Was sort of a cool moment for me). #playfultoysandcrafts 2h

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5h mer_mag
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mer_mag Just finished up filming a segment for KU TV. If your local tune in at 1 PM today and you'll see me, this little panda bear mask and more on my book playful 5h

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mer_mag My last few #playfultoysandcrafts posts have skewed a bit girl so I wanted to be sure to share that their are tons if crafts for boys too! Such as these duct tape cracker box shipping trucks. Really most all the crafts are gender neutral and could be made in a million different ways. These trucks are a fav of mine and my boys. Photo by @nicolegerulat. Styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt 7h

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9h mer_mag
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mer_mag Just have to share a snippet of the lovely video @jennerbrown_ filmed for Playful. See the entire magical trailer plus some new shots from the book on my blog today! #thismademecry #playfultoysandcrafts 9h
  •   lisarupp This is so great! 6h
  •   fivebirdsonparade Wonderful! 6h
  •   crystalsouter Wow! Love it. 5h
  •   brittanirose Aw love this! So cute. 5h
  •   jasonkiley It totally made me tear up. complete magic! 2h
  •   mer_mag Worth all those dusty little toes maybe? @jasonkiley Swayzie was so regal as a fail maiden. I loved it. 2h
  •   jasonkiley So so worth it :-) 2h
  •   alittlejenesaisquoi Magnifique!! Poetic and magical little movie. Can't wait to start my first crafty project from your book with my kids this weekend! Probably the BEST crafty book I have seen so far! I know I told you already, but I am a big fan! @mer_mag 11min

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag Don't we all wish we could wear bowler hats to school? Ok maybe it's just me but how sweet is this ensemble for @freshlypicked new gold suede moccs? I've loved illustrating this fun series. And I love how this says fall is coming. Yippee!! Pencils and lunch boxes forever 1d

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag Everyone needs a bosom friend to craft with no? #playfultoysandcrafts in stores now :) photo by @nicolegerulat 1d

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag We have a pair if winners! @maikagoods and @jillsmithdesigns a copy of Playful will be sent to each of you. Just email me your mailing address and I'll have them sent off! Thank you all for your comments and entries. And remember you still have a chance to win a copy of your own and a trapeze doll on my blog! #playfultoysandcrafts 1d
  •   maikagoods @mer_mag yaayy!! Thank you so much! Can't wait to pore over your beautiful work. 1d
  •   mer_mag Yay! @maikagoods and I'm excited yo know of your feed and goods. So lovely 1d
  •   mer_mag Yes @blickenstaffs me too! And I'm emailing you today :) 1d
  •   jillsmithdesign Oh how fun! Thanks @mer_mag & @maikagoods What a fun surprise :) 1d
  •   ldizphoto I ordered mine yesterday and it's going to be here tomorrow! Yay! I've been a fan of yours for merely 5 years and love your work. Congrats! 1d
  •   mer_mag Oh thanks!! @ldizphoto it's so fun to connect with those that knew us in our newbie crafty days. It's like meeting old friends! 23h
  •   kathydewit Just ordered mine too while expectin twin girls, sooooo excited about this book! Hugs from Belgium! 4h
  •   kathydewit Expecting;) 4h

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag Sweetest girls with the sweetest necklace DIY craft. It's hard to pick a favorite from #playfultoysandcrafts but like @nicolegerulat this one's a top contender for sure. @stc_craft @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt @brooke_hellewell @aubreynelson_ 2d

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2d mer_mag
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mer_mag The fun's not over! It's a #playfultoysandcrafts giveaway bonanza!! On my blog today I'm hosting another giveaway where I'll give one lucky reader this trapeze doll!! (Sister to the trapeze doll on the cover). Oh and I'm giving away a signed book there too! Head to the blog and comment, pin, post on fb and more for a chance to win! Mermagblog.com (sewn impeccably from the Playful's book templates by the fabulous @daniellebwilson) 2d

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mer_mag It's launch day! Playful finally hits the shelves today!!!! Do you have your book yet? Well if you need another you're in luck! I'm giving away 2 free books today, one for you and one for a friend! All you have to do is comment here make sure you're following @mer_mag tag a friend who would enjoy this book as much as you!
But wait! There's more! Follow Playful's dream team @nicolegerulat (photographer) @onemoremushroom (stylist) and @houselarsbuilt (stylist) who are each hosting a book giveaway today too! Run (virtually) don't walk because these books will go fast! (Giveaway ends tonight midnight PST. I'll announce the 2 winners tomorrow morning!) #playfultoysandcrafts
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mer_mag Vroom vroom! (Check out @kids21 for instrux on how to make this and enter a cool Instagram contest) 3d

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag I've teamed up with @kids21 for a really great giveaway in honor of the Formula One race night. Check out their feed and Facebook page for details on how you can make your own car and enter to win a model Ferrari car worth over $2000! 3d

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag Snip, snip,snip ️and just like that half my hair was gone 4d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag She's quite proud if herself really #alreadyobsessedwithmakeup 5d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag They say if you document the makeup catastrophe it makes it cuter. #okitssortofworking #myfavoritelipsticknomore 5d

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mer_mag School picture day for this little string bean #drinkmoremilk #wasgoingtocuthishairbutdidnthappen 6d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag "Marcos chose the bear, for today he felt strong and steady. But tomorrow he would choose the bird and aim to fly high and away." #littlebitsbymer #playfultoysandcrafts 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag It's time to get PLAYFUL! Join me for a crafty, fun filled evening celebrating the launch of my new book #playfultoysandcrafts! It will be a local event at the Provo Library at Academy square and you are all invited!
Drop in any time between 6:30-8:30 PM for a book signing, crafting, snacks and more! First 35 guests will receive a tote bag full if fun and creative goodies! Great for kids but all ages welcome!

Bring your books to be signed or purchase them at the event.

Register online at playfulrelease.eventbrite.com (it's a free event but I want to be sure there is enough food, etc)
Share with a friend. Hope to see you there!!!
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mer_mag I love what @workingmother had to say about open ended play and #playfultoysandcrafts! "The best of the books—like Merliee Liddiard’s new release, Playful, featured on this page ($16, amazon.com)—may provide instructions for creating a dollhouse or a cardboard-and-paint menagerie, but they also promote open-ended arts-making by encouraging parents to keep found objects and recycled materials on hand for kids to use when the mood and inspiration strike." 1w

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mer_mag Been working on a crazy fun illustration project with @freshlypicked and I'm so excited that the hype starts today. How much do you love denim? Me? very very much so these denim moccs are perfect. Stylist @kimmycrosby and I had so much fun coming up with little personalities for each of Susan's fall moccs. This little guy definitely kicks it in the wild with some fried eggs under the stars with his alpaca wool sleeping bag. A little fearless ranger...so long as he'd asleep by 8pm that is. 1w

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