Friends, I’ve been dying to share this gem of a book with all of you! Hand in Hand: Crafting with Kids, by Jenny Doh, hit the shelves on April 3rd and I’ve been waiting until after all the Easter holiday fun was over to introduce this book you. If you are not already familiar with this new title, you are in a for a treat! It consists of 20 craft bloggers who focus on creating with kids and share one project each that you can do with your little ones. I feel so honored to have been selected to be amongst this great group and know you will love the book as much as I do.
If you follow this blog at all you’ll know that I’m just a bit passionate about creating art and crafting with your kids. It has added so much to my life, and to the life of my kids. And what a treat it is to read all of the wonderful thoughts and experiences about creating with your kids from the many other bloggers in this book. I really was inspired to work hand in hand 🙂 with my Littles, all over again!
The other contributors featured in this book are:
- Jackie Boucher (weelife)
- Samantha Cotterill (mummysam)
- Jenny Doh (Crescendoh)
- Maya Donenfeld (Maya*Made)
- Ali Edwards (AE blog)
- Rachel Faucett (handmade charlotte)
- Pam Garrison (pamela garrison)
- Abby Glassenberg (While She Naps)
- Cindy Hopper (Skip to My Lou)
- Beki Lambert (artsy-craftsy babe)
- Jhoanna Monte Aranez (One Red Robin)
- Jessica Okui (zakka life)
- Ella Pedersen (Little Red Caboose)
- Carly Schwerdt (moopy & me)
- Amanda Soule (SouleMama)
- Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams)
- Jean Van’t Hul (the artful parent)
- Dana Willard (made)
- Kristin Zecchinelli (maine momma)
I was lucky enough to meat a few of these ladies in person at ALT, such as Dana Willard of MADE and Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte and they are just as inspiring in person as you will find them in this book and on their blogs. Many of these other bloggers have inspired me and my kids in days past and many others have been a treat to discover and explore for the first time.
Here are a few spreads from our chapter. It was so fun to really explore and express how I feel about creativity and cultivating it in the home.
There are some fun shots from our South Pasadena home that I miss from time to time. (I especially miss all that space in the kids room!).
And there is a shot of how we ended up storing our geometric floor puzzle. (We adhered it to the wall with Velcro which made for some great movable wall art! And then when we wanted to have more free reign and play with it on the floor, we simply removed the tiles from the wall and placed them on the floor in fun and interesting patterns).
And for our craft contribution, Little A and I show you how you and your kids can make a personalized keepsake pillow from an original drawing, fabric and a bit of embroidery floss.
We loved working on this together and still treasure this pillow!
If you are interested in perusing the many creative activities found in this book (which of course you are!) just leave a comment and I’ll enter you into the drawing for a free book! And I’d LOVE to hear something creative (big or small) that you and your little one(s) love to do together.
You have until the end of Wed. April 18th to comment and enter the Hand in Hand book giveaway! From there I will randomly select a number from the comments and reveal who has won the book a week from today, Friday, April 20th.