Category: made by hand

Today’s Homework: Amanda Suzzi

Today’s Homework: Amanda Suzzi

[ 1 ] May 14, 2009 |

Home Work: Lessons from Work-at-Home Parents. This series of Kidoinfo interviews with parents looks at how they manage to squeeze in work time at home (working for someone else or running their own business) while juggling kids, home life, and childcare (or lack thereof). Today I interviewed Amanda Suzzi. She describes herself primarily as a […]

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The Greenery: a shop with soul

The Greenery: a shop with soul

[ 13 ] April 30, 2009 |

By Elyse Major I like to shop. Or rather, I like to go shopping. I’m not the kind of person who returns home with armfuls of large glossy shopping bags from the mall (although that happens); I’m more likely to be excited by a charming shop and leave with packages filled with prized miscellany. Recently, […]

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Date Night: Beer, Chocolate and Yoga

Date Night: Beer, Chocolate and Yoga

[ 6 ] March 31, 2009 |

My husband and I recently had a date night that was not our traditional night out away from the kids. Typically, we opt for dinner out and the occasional movie, but this time we opted for a workshop, crafted by contributing writer Erin Goodman—a lovely evening of refreshment for more than a dozen couples at […]

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Make Your Own Barack Obama T-shirt

Make Your Own Barack Obama T-shirt

[ 2 ] January 14, 2009 |

We are days away from Barack Obama being sworn in as the next President of the United States. There is still time to make your own Obama T-shirt for your children (or you) to wear on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Supplies: White cotton T-shirt Ink Jet Iron-on Transfer Paper (available at most office supply […]

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Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA

Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA

[ 2 ] January 5, 2009 |

Kidoinfo wants safe and creative toys for our children and we support artists and their handmade goods all year long. But as some of you may already know, handmade goods in North America and Europe are under attack. This is a call to action. You’ve heard about the large toy manufacturers who outsource production to […]

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Plan a Craft Exchange

Plan a Craft Exchange

[ 1 ] December 15, 2008 |

I have participated in a variety of cookie exchanges over the years where the same basic rules apply; bake your favorite kind of holiday cookie, bring prepared bundles to exchange with the other invited guests and in the end you come home with a variety of homemade holiday treats to enjoy or give away for […]

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Grocery News: Lily’s Garden Herbals

Grocery News: Lily’s Garden Herbals

[ 0 ] December 12, 2008 |

By Katy Killilea A friend I admire very much has a refrigerator magnet that speaks to my soul: “A Clean House is a Sign of a Wasted Life.” I think of this magnet in the evenings as I chip ossified breakfast cereal off of the kitchen floor. Life waster that I am, though, I like […]

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December To-Do List:

December To-Do List:

[ 5 ] December 2, 2008 |

Yikes, it’s December already! As I looked at my calendar last night to plan my monthly to-do list, I thought a Kidoinfo list highlighting some relevant archived articles would 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 […]

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Happy Handmade Holidays!

Happy Handmade Holidays!

[ 5 ] November 26, 2008 |

You know that we at Kidoinfo love making things with our kids. Just as much, we love supporting local artists with our gift-buying dollars. Rhode Island and Massachusetts are rich in opportunities to admire and buy locally-made items, often directly from their makers. Here’s this year’s Kidoinfo list of recommendations for buying handmade holiday gifts: […]

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Amanda Blake Soule’s Creative Home Work

Amanda Blake Soule’s Creative Home Work

[ 12 ] November 25, 2008 |

By Erin Barrette Goodman Reading Amanda Blake Soule’s beautiful book, The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections, feels like sipping tea with a (very creative and inspiring) friend. How to savor the seasons, explore nature, garden, create meals, and add small touches to deeply meaningful celebrations (including birthday parties, and half-birthday-parties […]

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