mer_mag How sweet would it be to present mom with one of these paper floral crowns for Mother's Day brunch? Or better yet make one together for each of you?! (You can find the template for this in my book Playful #playfultoysandcrafts #Playfulbook #playfulpapercrown #mermag #mermagmothersday) @nicolegerulat 10h

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mer_mag More mommy + me necklaces with @metacoleman_ and Maja for Mother's Day and #TheMacaroniChallenge. She made another manicotti necklace and i made the little macaroni one. #wereobsessed #moretocome #thebanisterhouse #rockinartmoms #mermagmothersday #mermagnecklaces 17h

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mer_mag We could get used to this #yurt #yurtcamping #mermagtravels #goblinvalley 2d

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mer_mag Spent the weekend climbing red rocks, squeezing through slot canyons and sleeping in a yurt in goblin valley. #dreamy thanks @simplyradiant for being the best desert neighbors! #goblinvalley #mermagtravels 2d

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mer_mag Have you joined #TheMacaroniChallenge yet? So many fun things are happening with pasta and we want you to join in on the fun! More details on the blog but basically just noodle around with some pasta in a creative way, post and tag #TheMacaroniChallenge on IG and or Facebook. And did you know that we're giving away a fantastic stack of crafty books (including Playful!) to one lucky winner?!!! We're talking pages full of inspiration from @jeanvanthul @tinkerlab @handmakery @mollymoo_ie!! You have until mothers day to get noodling. Can't wait to see what you come up with! #rockinartmoms #mermagmothersday #mermagnecklaces #mermag 4d

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mer_mag Print out a paper bouquet of flowers for mom for Mothers Day! (Or just for yourself ). More on mermagblog.com and @minted today #mermagmothersday #mermag #merillustration 5d

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mer_mag This dress on @metacoleman_ .... #thebanisterhouse 5d

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mer_mag Best conundrum about living in a historic home? No closets = time to invest in pretty wardrobes/armoires! Anyone have any suggestions on where to find some good ones?? #clothesspillingoutattheseams #thebanisterhouse 5d
  •   willowdaygram Like Sweden!!! My first investments were all about storage. I can really relate but... You're doing it perfectly. This is so beautiful! 5d
  •   joymwenberg Same problem here! I miss hanging (and hiding) some of my kids things in a closet, in their rooms. I have canvas closets in my basement. My kids rooms have knee walls, so not enough height for a tall armoire. Etsy makers have nice hanging bars for not a lot, but everything would be out in the open. 5d
  •   alexabosse We have that same problem, but the charm and history in these houses makes it worth it. There is never enough purging to keep it under control, but it looks like you are doing just fine. 5d
  •   2tots If you find a spacious corner wardrobe cabinet I can stuff linens and pillows in, please help. T he only highlight to no storage is less hoarding. 5d
  •   mer_mag Seriously @2tots I'm trying to work on that not hoarding part 3d
  •   mer_mag A basement would be dreamy @joymwenberg. I'm toying with open racks but you're right you have to keep them cute as they're out for all to see 3d
  •   mer_mag @willowdaygram just another reason I want to visit you in Sweden 3d
  •   mer_mag I need to keep scouring KSL @andyandcandis it seems like there's not as many good things on there so used to be. But I'm sure it will get good again 3d

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mer_mag Another from this sweet shoot with Little Lulu and her doll captured by @chauntevaughn. I've always wanted a doll that was a good size for kids so that they could make crafts not only for themselves - but for their dolls as well! Lulu was lost in an imaginative world with this doll just as soon as she got ahold of her and put her wings on. I have plans to make a limited batch of unique hand sewn dolls in this same fashion/size soon so that your little one too can have a craft-a-long doll friend! #mermagdolls #mermagcardboardwings #mermagcardboard 6d

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mer_mag I just love seeing her little fingers work with stringing the pasta. And why is the clinking sound of dried noodles on enamelware so fulfilling? Full video on mermagblog.com. (Thanks! @jonliddiard for shooting and editing this little gem and to @Bonton & @loveolivejuice for the sweetest clothing) #mermag #mermagnecklaces #TheMacaroniChallenge #rockinartmoms 6d

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mer_mag "Listening to lulls from lands afar, little Lulu longingly waits with wings and a friend for when it will be her turn to take flight." #littlebitsbymer @chauntevaughn #mermag #mermagdolls #mermagcardboardwings 7d

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mer_mag We made Modern Mommy + Me Macaroni necklaces for Mother's Day from our painted pasta for #themacaronichallenge with #rockinartmoms. (I sort wish mine wasn't fragile manicotti as I want to wear it tons!) Join us in the noodling fun. More on the blog today. #mermag #mermagmothersday #mothersday #mermagnecklaces 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Mothers Day Craft book GIVEAWAY! Thrilled to be teaming up when the these talented ladies to share a set of books to one lucky winner! Pages of inspiration for you, your home and little ones from @yellowowlworkshop @theindigobunting @lenacorwin @petitcollage and of course my book Playful! #playfultoysandcrafts
To Enter:

1. Follow all 6 Instagram accounts tagged here
2. Tag a friend under *the official giveaway picture* on @petitcollage's profile
That's it! @petitcollage will announce a random winner Friday 5/1 pm. (Profile must be public. Open to US residents only).
Good Luck!
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  •   suussies Ohh wow!! 1w
  •   emilycahoon @mer_mag I have a quick question. Where can I purchase your book in Utah county? I need one for a gift but I need it today! 1w
  •   mer_mag @emilycahoon I know that Soel Boutique in Riverwoods had a few copies and B&N in Orem mentioned that they should always have at least one in stock. Hope that helps! xo 1w
  •   mer_mag i know! @pysselbolaget but that means I'll just have a stope to visit overseas when I travel so I'm sort of glad you aren't ;) 1w
  •   pysselbolaget Please, please come and visit! We'd love to have you. 1w
  •   mer_mag I'd really really love to! @pysselbolaget 1w
  •   ncooley0808 Sooooo good!! 5d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Painted our pasta pretty colors and had an afternoon of fun sensory play and necklace building. #themacaronichallenge #rockinartmoms #mermag 1w

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mer_mag "It's possible there has never been a better time to be the crafty type. The creativity and competition behind blogs and do-it-yourself publishers have produced a glut of elevated, thoughtful, sophisticated projects for modern homemakers, gift givers, parents and kids." - Thanks Chantal! @heyladysf & @sfchronicle. Such a cool thing to think about and so thrilled to be among the likes of @sallyjshim @theindigobunting @stephhung @asubtlerevelry @katrinarodabaugh (and it's true this diy wooden play set really will provide hours of fun. I come in to see it set up in conjunction with mario, iron man and various other and super heroes/villains every day! The wooden peg people always win. Obvs ). #Playfulbook #playfultoysandcrafts #mermag @heyladysf 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Found treasures from today's thrifting. (How many times do you have to go in a week before it's considered a problem?) 😬#imnotanaddictitscool... #itstotallyforwork #itellmyself #playfulfrenchindustrial 1w

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mer_mag I've got big plans for these babies #whichdontincludeeatingthem #themacaronichallenge 1w

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mer_mag "They told her the future was hers for the taking. That today was the day to seize. But she knew their ideas, their paths for her were ones that would crumble and dissipate once the glamour and interest was lost. She had other plans for herself - Seeds she wanted to plant. They might seem small and insignificant today but she knew they would someday fill her soul with wondrous growth." #workinglateonfridaynight #warmupsketch #littlebitsbymer #merillustration 1w

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