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Wednesday, 3 September 2008 by Irene Hoofs

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Kelly's favorite design/craft-related items in our houseHomecanary_2
The second image might be well known to some: It is the "Season" design by Wallcandy Arts. Wallcandy Arts creates wall decals that are easy on, easy off most surfaces. I (= Kelly) put together the design piece by piece while my one-year-old twin boys (Felix and Pierre) sat patiently by; they were so captivated by what I was doing (staring at where I was placing leaves, squealing with excitement), that I feel they were part of the project. The photo is in the boys' playroom and the boys are seated in the foreground. The first image is very personal. It shows kids' backpacks handmade by a close friend, Lanie Spoljaric, who lives outside Chicago, as do I. She created the packs for the boys' first birthday. The fabric she chose is a soft felt featuring robots, spaceships, and aliens. I am obsessed with robot motifs and had them put on the boys' birthday party invites and even their cake. So the fact that she thoughtfully spent hours searching for fabric and creating these bags (so cute, look at the ribbon straps) really touched me. They hang in the boys' bedroom on a wooden rack that my in-laws brought to us from a boutique in Paris called Le Bonhomme de Bois.

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