Category: made by hand

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Making One Space Work for Two

You Really Can Do-it-Yourself: Making One Space Work for Two

[ 12 ] April 25, 2010 |

By Elyse Major Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my older sister. I still think of those nights when we stayed up past bedtime to share “secret talks” among my most cherished memories. When my husband and I began house hunting for our family of four, a third bedroom never made my wish list. […]

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Get ready for Mother’s Day! Kid’s workshops, handmade books and a photoshoot!

Get ready for Mother’s Day! Kid’s workshops, handmade books and a photoshoot!

[ 2 ] April 16, 2010 |

Kidoinfo is partnering with Rag & Bone Bindery & Soul at Work on May 1 for a day full of fun. – Bookbinding workshops for children – Rag & Bone Bindery’s Spring Open Studio – Have your portrait taken by a professional – Buy tickets for the next KidoConversation DETAILS Rag & Bone Bindery Spring […]

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Easter Egg Decoration

Easter Egg Decoration

[ 2 ] March 28, 2010 |

Here is a lovely egg project from Beth Curtin.  Find more of her clever crafty ideas on her blog, Acorn Pies. To make a little egg like this, start with some dyed raw eggs. Make a few; some may break. Put a tiny pinhole in the narrow end of the egg for a thread to […]

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Buy Handmade this Holiday Season: Where to Shop

Buy Handmade this Holiday Season: Where to Shop

[ 9 ] December 1, 2009 |

There are so many fabulous craft shows, studio sales and local places this time of year selling lovely things made by hand–whether it’s $2 or $200, there is something for every budget. In Rhode Island: Craftland Show December 4-31, 7 days a week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Open late on Thursdays and Saturdays ’til […]

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December TO-DO List

December TO-DO List

[ 0 ] November 30, 2009 |

This list was so handy last year, I decided to re-use it. Here is a summary of articles from the Kidoinfo archives that may be helpful as readers plan their month. Find craft projects, local events, and books to read, along with tips and ideas to make your holidays a little easier, hopefully less stressful–and […]

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Today’s Home Work: Alizah Holstein

Today’s Home Work: Alizah Holstein

[ 3 ] November 20, 2009 |

Alizah Holstein is the owner and founder of Kowalli, a new company based in Providence that makes fleece baby-carrier covers. Kowalli Baby Carrier Covers keep parents and their babies close and warm when on the go and allow them to get out of the house quickly without worrying about bulky layers or unruly blankets. Alizah […]

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Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

[ 20 ] November 16, 2009 |

Okay, hold on to your holiday hats!  This is the ultimate RI Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide with gift ideas, online shopping,  holiday show links, and more.  This season, it’s easier than ever to buy handmade products from local artisans and crafters!  Whether online or at an upcoming arts and crafts sale, you will find something for […]

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Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

[ 3 ] November 11, 2009 |

We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses.  Today Linda Demers interviewed local […]

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Handmade accessories for Fall

Handmade accessories for Fall

[ 4 ] October 9, 2009 |

By Linda Demers October is one of my favorite months.  I love the changing leaves, the cooler crisp air, and the smell of leaves burning.  I’ve begun putting away my kids summer clothes and unpacking their winter coats, sweaters, and jeans.  For me, Fall is a great time to accessorize and add interesting layers to […]

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MAKER FAIRE: A Celebration of D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) Ingenuity and Innovation

MAKER FAIRE: A Celebration of D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) Ingenuity and Innovation

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

Calling all parents and kids! Maker Faire Rhode Island is here. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or just like to see what cool things other people can create there is plenty to see and do this week at Rhode Island’s first ever Maker Faire taking place now in Providence and Pawtucket. Beginning at the birthplace […]

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