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2h mer_mag
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mer_mag Tomorrow is my daughters 2nd birthday and I'm thinking of making her this twig crown from my book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids. I can't decide what color though. Maybe a dusty pale pink? Or maybe even leave the twigs natural? What do you think I should do? Photo by @nicolegerulat styling @houselarsbuilt @onemoremushroom #playfultoysandcrafts 2h
  •   submarineco Too bad you can't use the hot pink limbs from that coral bark acer palatum I planted in Knoxville. 1h
  •   mer_mag Ooh that would be cool @submarineco 1h
  •   erobyn Go natural. Definitely. So pretty! 58min
  •   shannondw8 Imogen is having a woodland themed party in Nov and I'm thinking of making this for her too:) 48min
  •   juliakukucouture I think you should just make the ends of the twigs up the top hot pink! 47min
  •   maryengelbreit You'll be lucky to get her to wear it long enough to get a picture, no matter how cute it is! And it will be cute! 43min
  •   sallysparks You should stock up on band aids is what you should do. It looks Ouch! 9min

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mer_mag Made a silly monster box out of a sandwich bag carton. You can get the templates and DIY over on the @minted blog. #heateallourcandy #mermag 23h

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag @victoria_riza painted the cutest clown cheeks and faces onto our PLAYFUL party guests. And this sweetheart, Swayzie, has sort og unintentionally become one of the spokes model for PLAYFUL. She ended up having just right amount of stoic sweetness - perfect for our playful French-scandi vibe. Really I'm in love with ALL the kids in the book. They did an amazing job! #playfultoysandcrafts (fun fact: @victoria_riza is an intern for @houselarsbuilt but I knew her and her family from 8 yrs ago when we lived in Knoxville, TN. She's an artist interested in fashion design) 1d

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1d mer_mag
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mer_mag Just posted a slew of photos from my PLAYFUL book signing last week on the blog: mermagblog.com. Thanks @trishazemp for the great party photos and @nicolegerulat @nicolesclasses for the cutest photobooth pics! I wish you all could have come out to the event! And if you missed it, or just want more books, and are local, don't worry I'll be at the @gapatuniversitymall this Saturday from 1:00-3:00 with more books (get your Christmas list taken care of early?) and more crafting! #playfultoysandcrafts 1d
  •   shannondw8 It was such a fun night! 1d
  •   mitsouras I live in PA. Where can I get a copy of your book? 1d
  •   mer_mag @mitsouras it should be available anywhere books are sold such as Barnes & Noble. It's also available online - through my link in my profile 1d
  •   kristi_currier Will you be coming anywhere near the Chicagoland area?? @mer_mag 1d
  •   teaplants So fun to see you! You were gorgeous. 1d
  •   mer_mag That would be so cool! @kristi_currier I'm trying to arrange something in the Midwest and on the east coast. Chicago would be perfect! 24h
  •   mer_mag So great seeing you too! @teaplants 2h

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mer_mag " 'Quick! If we hurry we can make it to the other side of the mountains before the sun goes down.' She said as they both scrambled back to the blanket fortress." #littlebitsbymer 2d
  •   betsy_ingoe Yes, I was wondering if you sell them too? @mer_mag I'm in love with all of them!!!! I love when life's everyday moments read like the best children's books. It helps when trying to savor those moments amid the chaos! And I really want Traveling Tilda to become a book series that I can share with my kids! You're insanely talented!!!! 2d
  •   mer_mag Oh thanks so much!! Yes @jacquelynlouise @betsy_ingoe I've put it (and the other little bits series prints) in my shop www.etsy.com/shop/tuesdaymourning. Working on a Tiny Traveler Tilda book now too! 😀 2d
  •   mer_mag Oh thanks! @instantlyframed you are too! I love my orchid. You're so sweet!! 2d
  •   danielleslanding I love getting on the floor to play with my little one 2d
  •   mmreeg Can't wait for your Traveling Tilda book to come out!!! My Tilda loves reading books ab other Tildas:) these are precious!!! 1d
  •   mer_mag oh thank you! @mmreeg 1d
  •   mer_mag It's the best right? @danielleslanding 14h

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4d mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been wanting to make rig trucks out of boxes and duct tape ever since we made our tea box train a couple of years ago. And I finally did a DIY version in my new book Playful! @scotchducttape was one of the sponsors for my book launch party and they gifted a roll of their new white dry erase duct tape to each swag bag. I think that would be sooo cool to use on these! You could write and draw different designs onto the back of each rig. I know my kids are going to go nuts for that tape. So many possibilities! Thanks #scotchducttape! #playfultoysandcrafts photo by @nicolegerulat 4d

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mer_mag Hi friends! If you missed the signing at the Provo library not to worry! I'll be at the GAP in the University mall in Orem, UT @gapatuniversitymall with a kids craft and signing books on Saturday Oct. 4 from 1:00-3:00pm. Bring your books if you've got um or I will be selling a few as well if you need an extra one. Hope to see you there! Photo by @nicolegerulat styling @houselarsbuilt @onemoremushroom published by @stc_craft #playfultoysandcrafts 4d

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mer_mag Once given this sugar daddy there was no getting it back. #breakingintohalloweencandyalready (on set for our next @minted blog post) 5d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Still riding a high from last nights book signing. I love that I was just barely pregnant with this girl when @brooke_hellewell introduced me to @melaniefalick of @stc_craft at @altsummit over 2 years ago thus beginning the journey of Playful. Looking at this photo really drives home just how long it takes to make a book. And to work your darnedest to make a beautiful one? Well it's is a painfully beautiful process. Not dissimilar to giving birth. And this little girl, well she's been with me right there throughout it all. She turns 2 a week from today and were ready to celebrate with a big long snoozy nap! 😴 thanks @nicolegerulat @nicolesclasses @scotchducttape @astrobrights @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt for help in putting together a great book launch party! #playfultoysandcrafts 6d

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mer_mag These two love birds are genuinely the best of friends. I love this photo from my book PLAYFUL, published by @stc_craft. So much so that I blew it up super huge at our launch party last night. This day of shooting was particularly dreamy too. We shot in Midway, UT at the coolest Stratford cabin turned modern dwelling. A number of the projects were shot here and I'm obsessed with the place. And the owners are just about the coolest people ever. Photo by @nicolegerulat styling by @houselarsbuilt @onemoremushroom. Oh and does this costume not have you begging for Halloween? I love the idea of using duct tape for costumes. #playfultoysandcrafts 6d

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mer_mag "Mom all I ever wanted to do was just to make the bear. And now I finally got too." Who knew I was holding out on him? 😯 #playfultoysandcrafts thanks @nicolesclasses for such a fun photobooth at last nights Playful book signing party! #canisleepalldaytodayplease? 6d
  •   mordant So glad you finally ended your bear boycott. 6d
  •   jennieajones Love the book and can't wait to get started! What kind of printable canvas do you use for the dolls? Is the type that has an iron on backing. Been trying to find something without it. Thanks! @mer_mag 6d
  •   redlicorice Such a great party last night! My boys all loved it. I mean, my 14 YEAR OLD thanked me twice for letting him come!! Haha! What kind of paper were your painting projects printed on? It was the nicest plain white paper I've come across. My 4yo brought home his cloud and painted on it; it held up beautifully! 6d
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @redlicorice love to hear that about your 14yr old! I printed those at @cougarcopy. So happy to hear they held up so well! 6d
  •   mer_mag I found mine at Joann's @jennieajones. They had it on a roll and on 8.5x11 sheets. Let me see if I can find a link for you. 6d
  •   miadean I ordered your book! It's coming tomorrow, I hope! 6d
  •   mer_mag Awesome! @miadean 6d
  •   cwdrawings @kirrasue her work and new book reminds me of you! Ever heard of her? You're bound to love all her crafts, they're adorable! 6d

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mer_mag My favorite kind of crafters are often under 4' high. Kids always have the best ideas! I sincerely loved seeing where they took these crafts. Brads for panda bear earrings, a pirate bear mask and more! The projects in my book Playful, with @stc_craft, are often just a starting point and then you and your kids can take it from there! Every time you open the book there's a new playful journey you can go on! Photo by @trishazemp from the #playfultoysandcrafts book signing party. Thanks! @scotchducttape @astrobrights @nicolesclasses #colorize #scotchducttape #astrobrights 6d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag It was fitting that we made animal masks at the PLAYFUL book signing party because it did end up to be quite a fun crafty zoo! (Guests hade to wait outside as occupancy was maxed at all times! You guys are the best!!) #playfultoysandcrafts #astrobrights #scotchducttape #nicolesclasses 6d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Ok be ready for a slew of Playful launch party photos! Because @trishazemp just sent a few over and I'm giddy as a school girl about them. We made paper puppet birds and bears from @astrobrights paper and I loved seeing the littles combinations. #playfultoysandcrafts thanks #astrobrights #scotchducttape #nicolesclasses for helping to put on a great party!! 6d

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7d mer_mag
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  •   cleation Just received my playful book today in Switzerland! It's fabulous! 6d
  •   oneinamelia We were so heartbroken we couldn't go! But I wish you congratulations on your amazing book release. 6d
  •   tiff_lagrange Man, I was peeking all over for @sarahjanestudios and didn't see her there! 6d
  •   myrecipeconfessions My our photo's are stunning! I know your book will be fabulous too! Can't wait to get my hands on one! @mer_mag 6d
  •   mer_mag Oh so cool! @cleation 6d
  •   mer_mag Oh @oneinamelia I soooo wish you could have come. Your Bella's a star! I need to get a book to you guys soon too. oh and there will be other signings, like at the GAP next weekend. 6d
  •   oneinamelia She will be SO relieved! She was crying she was so sad. I had substantial working mommy guilt, lemme tell ya. 6d
  •   mer_mag Oh poor girl!! @oneinamelia yes come next weekend! 6d

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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag Ahhh I love this! Regram from @shannondw8 "mom can I make everything in this book tomorrow?" Imogen you're the sweetest! And that @helloshiso headband and cutest makeup job by @victoria_riza. I could die. #playfultoysandcrafts thanks #scotchducttape #astrobrights #nicolesclasses 7d
  •   danahannah310 way to go! Didn't want you to@miss that! 7d
  •   courtney__w You are truly talented and throw one heck of a launch party! It was so much fun meeting you. My daughter opened the book the second she walked out the door! 7d
  •   courtneysnowden A fab fab night! Congratulations my friend...now go sleep for a few days straight 7d
  •   mer_mag Seriously! 😴😴 great seeing you and Playful star Smith! 7d
  •   urmysunshines That is super sweet...once upon a childhood! I think I'm off to order this book as Utah is too far away from Western Australia (any chance you'll be doing book signings Down Under ) 7d
  •   lookieloosuz Just got my book in the mail yesterday from Amazon. I'm so excited!! 6d
  •   k8carter Celebrity! @shannondw8 😀 6d
  •   jjellicorse How adorable 6d

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7d mer_mag
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mer_mag You guys!!! Tonight was a roaring success!! Thank you thank you thank you! Thank you for standing in line for 45 min with wiggling kiddies and for swishing in with fellow cutie pants crafters to come to my book signing!!!! We sold out of books in the first hour!! My phone died right when I sat down to sign but I'll be gramming tons more from the event as well as putting up a blog post. You can see hash tag #playfultoysandcrafts to see a bit of the crazy fun madness. (322 people total came!!!) big thanks to @nicolegerulat @nicolesclasses @scotchducttape @astrobrights @blickenstaffs @onemoremushroom and sooo many more for all your help!!! 7d
  •   urmysunshines She's a cutiepatootie!! 7d
  •   cameracassidy So sad I couldn't make it! Looks like it was so fun! Glad it was a success! 7d
  •   deliciousreads What a fun signing, my daughter and I had so much fun tonight, thank you! 7d
  •   mzrcp 6d
  •   brooke_hellewell Holy cow! SUCCESS!! 6d
  •   mer_mag You're not kidding! @brooke_hellewell I wish you could have been there! Everyone loves the design of the book. Naturally it's impeccable 6d
  •   mer_mag I'm sad you couldn't either!! Would have been fun to see you and the new little one! 6d
  •   dlyndlyndlyn You are sooooooooo beautiful 5d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Oh just a few tiger and lion cookies for my PLAYFUL book signing party tonight! Made by the amazing @dolcebellabyerin. Bring you books to be signed or purchase more at the event at the @provolibrary. #nomnom #playfultoysandcrafts #playfullymade 1w

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mer_mag I'm so excited about these HI Five swag bags for the first 35 guests/families at my PLAYFUL book signing party tonight! Some really great creative, inspiring and crafty goodies! Tap the photo for sources. We've got great stuff like all natural kids water color paints from globcolors.com, sweet floral card from @houselarsbuilt, notebooks, pencils and the coolest glue from @yoobi, some story starter cards from my #littlebitsbymer series, happy sunshiny cards from @helloluckycards, dry erase duct tape from @scotchducttape, the best craft felt balls from @hellomaypole, cute pencil heart print from @caravanshoppe, loveliest tree rubbing print from @light_and_ink, sweetest lamb card from @sycamorestreetpress, darling animal ear headbands from @helloshiso, THE cutest package from @nicolesclasses complete with paints and wooden beads to make your very own face necklace (from my book)! Oh and a Hi Five canvas bag from my Hi Five print. Oh and a few more surprises might trickle into these bags too as a few others are still getting me stuff. Excited or what?!! There will be various raffle prizes tonight as well from the likes of @brightlablights, @freshlypicked @blickenstaffs and more!! 1w

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mer_mag Fun fact: this was almost the cover for PLAYFUL - and I still love it so (it did still make the back cover!). We'll be making this paper bear at our #playfultoysandcrafts book launch party at the @provolibrary tomorrow as well as the paper bird. And did you check the @designmom blog today?! She's sharing the paper elephant puppet download on her site. Woohoo!! Photo by @nicolegerulat, styling @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt hair and makeup @aubreynelson_ 1w

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