Karamba toys are hand made by Magda Bielecka in Poland. Exceptionally quirky and full of character her little people are made to be brooches, puppets or free standing toys.
what inspires you to create your toys? Ideas usually come unexpectedly pulling my sleeve and shouting at the same time: ‘ It’s my turn now, I’m to be sewn now! I sew KARAMBA! toys as a kind of continuation, advance and extension of my childhood. I hope they bring fun and play to everyone who comes across them.
A friend recently sent me Audrey's Beauty tips, a poem she would often read to her children, written by the humorist Sam Levenson:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.
I am out of ideas and a bit tired of cooking my old standard recipes (and my family is tired of eating them!) so I have been looking around for some new recipes that both us grown-ups and kids will love. Here are some great books to pull off the shelf when you are cooking for the family and inspiration is low:
In this case the artist only saw the image directly preceeeding them and had two weeks to draw their page. The book is made up of work by 100 amazing artists and each chapter folds out in accordian style to show five image.
......I think making a book like this would be a fun project to do with your kids too.
We love the styling and photography of this Belgian line. Fia designs and sews by hand all the clothes for her brand Little Miss Y. You can order by emailing Fia directly (info[at]little-miss-y.be) or order on line at Pepatino (.....lots of other great European styles in this shop too)
Winners for last weeks Winter Water Factory giveaway are Byanna Mills (boys) and Erika Jane (girls). Congratualtions! Please get in touch with your size and address. (Winners selected by random.org)