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Doc McStuffins doctor pretend play

Time for your Doc-Tober checkup with Doc McStuffins

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‘Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney Junior’ Emma has always loved playing doctors with her toys, so when we were recently introduced to a lovable Disney Junior character called Doc McStuffins, she identified immediately. Doc McStuffins is a 6yr old little girl who wants to be a doctor just like her mum, treating and caring for her toys out…

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Paper Balloon Inspiration…

Paper Balloon Inspiration…

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I couldn’t resist sharing these amazing images taken by Ebony of Hello Sandwich, of the paper balloon installation at the mt Expo in Tokyo. Is your mind blown? You can see more photos over here on the Hello Sandwich blog. And if you want to recreate this installation (on a smaller scale) you can get your Japanese paper balloons here……

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Eva’s Christening Gown

Eva’s Christening Gown

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This weekend I made a christening gown for my adorable niece, baby Eva. My sister didn’t want anything too over the top so she picked an embroidered vintage sheet to use for the fabric. I’ve never made anything this complicated or important before, but after making the dress for myself a few weeks ago, I was feeling confident that my…

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I made a dress…for me!

I made a dress…for me!

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I’m seriously excited (as mentioned in the vlog post yesterday) to show off the new dress I made for myself. It’s the first time I have tried anything so complex, and I’m so pleased that I took the time to treat myself.I love how it turned out. I used a vintage pattern Butterick 4835 which just happened to be my…

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Postcards from Mar del Plata: Flea Market Finds

Postcards from Mar del Plata: Flea Market Finds

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Just around the corner, and one block away from mum’s apartment, is a little plaza that on Friday, Saturday and Sunday attracts a few vendors of randomness and tat. I’ve had a little fun treasure hunting there but the pickings are slim as most of the wares are not what I’m after. It’s mostly architectural fittings, old tools and tacky…

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Blythe 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Blythe 10th Anniversary Exhibition

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Yes, I’m still talking about Japan, bear with me… Pilgrim and I were so lucky to catch this amazing Blythe Doll exhibition during our last few days in Tokyo, it was in the Parco Department store gallery space. Called ’10 Happy Memories’ it’s a collection of every Blythe doll that has ever been released in Japan. WoW! I believe it…

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Postcards from Buenos Aires: Sopa del Principe

Postcards from Buenos Aires: Sopa del Principe

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Stumbled across the cutest shop ever in Buenos Aires. Called Sopa del Principe (translates to ‘Prince’s Soup’), it’s a softies workshop full of whimsical handmade animals, dolls and monsters waiting patiently in fruit crates for new owners. You have to check out their website, it’s super cute.As you can imagine, Emma loved it, especially the corner with giant soft pebbles…

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Postcards from Buenos Aires…

Postcards from Buenos Aires…

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We spent two nights in Buenos Aires before moving onto the next leg of our journey to recover from the flight and adjust our body clocks a little.With a 13 hour time difference it takes a little while. Buenos Aires is a big noisy (and not always safe) city so rather than staying right in town we thought it would…

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