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Decorative Mirrors by Adorning Al

I think children’s mirrors should be both adorning and useful, and I’m therefore naturally fond of how Australia based Adorning Al makes their mirrors in cute shapes with cut out details. They create both small and large mirrors, as well as mirror wall art and letter mirrors.

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are in the need some pumpkin carving inspiration you should check out Ray Vilfanes fantastic pumpkins.

Tips on how to make your own Halloween pumpkin and free stencils can be found all around the internet – for example at Halloween Pumpkins.

The Ultimate Play Set – Beautiful Organic Wooden Toys from Smiling Tree Toys

Smiling Tree Toys’ “The Ultimate Play Set” really is what is says – an ultimate play set. This wooden play set will make an excellent gift for a christening, for newborns and for baby- and toddler birthdays.

Smiling Tree Toys wooden wonders are made out of simple shapes, which are not only beautiful, but also perfect for triggering the children’s imagination.

The Ultimate Play Set consists of a flatbed toy truck, a slide, eight wooden people and twenty building blocks in various sizes and shapes.

All pieces are handmade from walnut and maple hardwoods, sanded to a silky smooth surface, and finished with local beeswax and organic flaxseed oil. The Ultimate Play Set is, like all Smiling Tree Toys toys, eco-friendly and non toxic.

A bit about Smiling Tree Toys – It is a small Minnesota based family business, which develops organic wooden toys in their own little workshop. Their wooden toys are sold through their Etsy store, and they donate a portion of the profits from every wooden toy sold to youth development projects.

Jason Freeny – Dissecting Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, Care Bare and Raving Rabbid

Ever wonder what the likes of Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, Care Bare and Raving Rabbid would look like inside if they were alive? Or had been…

Don’t know how Jason Freeny got the idea of dissecting toys and sculpting their bones and intestines, but turns out it’s not as disgusting as it might sound at first.

Freeny really makes the most wonderfully detailed and creative “reconstructions” of toys inner parts. I’m totally blown away by his creations and I’d love to own some of his works for sure.

Heres a bunch of examples of his dissecting work. Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, My Little Pony, Raving Rabbid, Care Bare and a Rubber Duck are amongst the lucky few who have now got their inners on display.

Atypyk Burning Cars Candle

Burning Cars Candle from Atypyk – Candles with beautiful details for car loving boys! Each candle is 18 x 7 x 5 cm, and they come in packs of four.

Little Korboose – Pillow Soft Toy

Little Korboose is the creator of these wonderful pillows shaped around childish drawings. Simple and adorable!

I love the use of only a few colors and how the color doesn’t stay inside the lines. I can imagine that many toddlers and small children will use these pillows as soft toys as well.

Little Korboose is situated in Ohio, where many of their products are produced. The production is done with quality, sustainable resources and eco friendly materials in mind.