Children at play

We spent our last Spring break in a lovely cottage in the middle of Sologne countryside (near Orleans, in France), as those who follow me on Instagram have probably already known. Our house was located in the heart of nature : wide-open spaces, rivers, ponds and beautiful woods of oaks, birches and firs. My little Parisians could enjoy the freedom that living outside offers, far from the well-organised activities of the city. On the program : football game, play in the recently acquired tent, drawing on a bench,…

My favourite doll

Just two days before Christmas, as we’re all looking after our latest gifts, I would like to introduce you to the work of Merrilee Liddiard, an American mother of three, living in Utah. Ttwo years ago, this young woman, originally illustrator and blogger, began to create life-size dolls  for her little girl. These dolls are the fruit of her imagination, but are also inspired by a childhood with a very creative mother. Faced to the success of this doll on her blog,…

Party time

The end of the school year is often punctuated with numerous children parties. If you want to do activities at home, without any organizer, it is not always obvious to occupy ten children (or more) for 3 hours! Flora created Pirouettes & Confettis to simplify the lives of busy parents with specially designed games made to occupy the little ones during these parties : coconut shy, treasure hunt, games of skill … The design is always poetic, with varied themes: jungle, dinosaurs, pirates, circus or…

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…

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…