Vintage treasures

When I usually think about Christmas, I have a lot of vintage images  coming to my mind : warm candles, barley sugars, lovely adorned tables with splendid turkey hens, vintage toys,… So, when I met Natalia Isachenko, who makes teddy bears just like they used to be 100 years ago, I totally fell in love with her vintage creations! This young Russian woman seeks inspiration in old German savoir-faire, the reference for teddy bears… All the bears she creates are articulated. The padding essentially comes from…

24 surprises to keep the kids waiting for Santa Klaus

Christmas is approaching, and there’s nothing better to help your children to  keep waiting  than a cute advent calendar to decorate oneself. With small presents under the form of home activities, these advent surprises will also be a good excuse to spend time with family, play games or make recipes together! Tested and adored by my boys last year, the personalized calendar is definitely a good habit ! Here are 24 fun ideas (not too expensive !) to mix with…

These applications to relax our children

How to relax  our children in this complicated period for all the family. If psychologists remind to us the importance of dialogue , they also explain that to reassure children and  have their attention come us , they need to be quiet . Many of us have noticed an unusual excited behavior on our kids, at home and at school. To help them to cool down, a lots of applications are very interesting , especially as of today Petit Bambou…

My love

Mon amour - Sweet Cabane

My Love. Yesterday, we didn’t publish our article about our London journey that was scheduled. I was so afflicted and hurt during the weekend that it was impossible to publish. We also had to cherish our kids and to explain them what happened.  A hard task… For today, I’ve chosen a French children book called ‘Mon amour’ (My love) relating the unconditional love between mother and son. A pure and strong love that should concern not only the parental sphere…

Childhood games

Jeux d’enfance. Today, Julie is in charge of this new post about boardgames. You’ve already known her as she writes our monthly cultural agenda.  *** You’re fed up with your kids video games, aren’t you? What about proposing your own childhood successful boardgames? Battleships For younger ones, teenagers and more! A success! Battleships by Legler, 21,81€ on Fnac Versailles pick-up stick (a Mikado chic version) From 16,99 € on  jouets en bois.com Colorful master mind  Mastermind stands for childhood’s nostalgia…  Who doesn’t remember…

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : November

November is definitely here : no more withches, nor brooms… Not our favourite month, isn’t it? But, on Sweet Cabane, we’ve decided to have fun in November, to go out instead of staying at home with a special ‘Urban culture’ theme for this agenda!  Let’s go!  Let’s start with the synthesizer workshop at La Gaîté Lyrique ! Paris Musique Club is a stunnning  14 weeks’ experience that aims at showing best Parisian musical productions, such as La Souterraine, a great pioneer in discovering new French…

Paris under our thumb

Paris à nos pieds. During Fall holidays, we’ve found a great kids activity at home, both calm and playful. The Eiffel Tower by La Plume de Louise mixes colouring and construction. The poetic drawings are also a good way to remember Parisian main monuments. It’s very easy to assemble : no glue, no scissors… Even the younger ones can help!   You can find the cardboard Eiffel Tower on La Plume de Louise‘s website. Format 1 meter, Exists also in other formats…

Polar superstar : let’s meet Sherlock…

Polar superstar : let’s meet Sherlock… In the heart of Autumn, just a few days before Halloween, I’d like to show you a beautiful children book about Sherlock Holmes’ adventures, illustrated by Christel Espié (La Sarabande editions) A great occasion for introducing to your kids Sir Conan Doyle’s books and raising their interest about crime literature. We usually read these books all the five together , at night, just before the kids go to sleep… A fabulous family moment we…

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October. October is not only the time for tights, boots and sneakers but also for a big whirl of culture! So let’s see what October will offer us! As you may see, through this selection, there are lots of super heroes. let’s try to find them 😉 ! “Les contes du Chat Perché” at Comédie Saint Michel This is a wonderful show to (re)discover Marcel Aymé’s children books. The Labigarrure company has made a great…

Wonder Van

Wonder Van. We bought a few weeks ago a wonderful Seventies’ Volkswagen tent/van. I can’t resist showing it to you because it’s a wonderful playing for all my kids, from 3 to 10 years-old! It’s very spacious so that all the kids can stay inside together. its form as a van is a good way for imaginating travels, escape and lots of other playing. It’s also very practical as it’s got perfect dimensions for indoor playings  (see dimensions below) and…