19 October 2015

Tickle The Imagination magazine Kids Issue 21: Sprout

I know I'm biased as it's the Kids Issue, but Issue 21 of Tickle The Imagination magazine is my favourite yet. It's full of ideas for creative kids' bedrooms, study spaces and toy rooms, party ideas, a recipe for healthy doughnuts, DIY craft tutorials for softies and fabric lunch sacks, interviews with creatives and much more. Here's a sneak peek of some of the kids' inspiration in this Australian-published and printed craft and lifestyle magazine:

Editor and stylist/photographer/designer Tanya Collier has beautifully styled and photographed these gorgeous spaces for kids. I'm super-inspired! First up, the blue-toned study space with an ocean feel. I love everything about this room, set-up, from the old school desk and lighting, the inspiring artwork, and that amazing two-tone angled painted wall:

Styling and Photography: Tanya Collier
Bunting: F is for Frankie
Polar Bear artwork: 'The Professor' by Eeny Empire
Dog in boat artwork: 'Stay Calm' by Hangdog Art
Ahoy Captain artwork: My Sweet Prints
Imagine artwork: Coco & Ella
Whale artwork: 'Monsieur Whale' by Schmooks (read more about Schmooks artist Claire Cimbora in the magazine)
Pendant Light: Little Lighthouse
Fabric storage: Hello Sweet Mae
Pirate Softie: Allison Dey Malacaria of Sweaterdoll (Perfectly Imperfect softie pattern and tutorial also in the magazine)
Sock Monkey softie: Squiggly Monkeys
Black and white felt ball rug: Happy As Larry Designs
Cushions: created with 'wave' fabric by Umbrella Prints

This pink and yellow study space is sweet and timeless with classic furniture and a touch of grey for sophistication. So good:

Styling and Photography: Tanya Collier
Pendant light: Little Lighthouse
Crocheted flower garland: loopty loop by Connie
Yellow fingerprint tree artwork: Mini Ink
Flower artwork: 'Scandi Flower' by Little Design Haus
You Are My Sunshine artwork: Eeny Empire
Rabbit softie: Julie's Little People
Magazine holder: Kaisercraft
Origami paper cranes: Twenty Two Folds
Cushions: created using fabric by The Fabric Mamma
Felt flowers on cushion: Two Pin Cottage (find the tutorial on the Tickle The Imagination website)
Crocheted floor rug: Miss Minnie

This child's bedroom has my heart. Black, white and grey with pops of one colour (in this case yellow) is a recipe for success. For all those animal lovers out there:

Styling and Photography: Tanya Collier
Macrame plant hanger: Mac & More
Eat Play Love Repeat artwork: My Sweet Prints
Grey dog artwork: Hangdog Art
Black dog artwork: Hangdog Art
Crocheted cactus: Zozo & Fro
Side table: painted with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Charcoal
Pencil storage boxes: Kaisercraft
Crosses pillow case: created with fabric from The Fabric Mama
Cat pillow case: My Sweet Prints
Yellow fox wrap: My Little Hands
Yellow cross cushion: Ivy & Lil
Cat face cushion: 'Panko' by Eeva Margita
Black and white felt ball rug: Happy As Larry Designs

The striking 'sprinkles' wall in this girl's room is so easy to make with lengths of washi tape. It pulls together all the colours used in the room to create a cohesive look. Such a great idea!

Styling and Photography: Tanya Collier
Wall Sprinkles: created with washi tape by Craft Queen
Cloud wall hook: Knobbly
Dream cloud sign: Gorgeous by Carly
Tulle pom pom garland: Pom Pom Princess
Sweet Dreams artwork: Little Zee
Bubbles artwork: 'Create Your Own Magic' by Little Sketchy
Love To Dream artwork: Shopgirl in Print
Necklace: Love Dani
Ballerina Elephant softie: Rhapsody & Thread
Side table: old Queen Anne side table painted in Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Florence mixed with Old White
Sprinkles fabric storage bag: Sir Trouble Handmade
Crocheted ice cream cushions: Three Beans In A Pod
Doughnut felt ball rug: Happy As Larry Designs

This shelf shows off the beautiful artwork of Schmooks artist Claire Cimbora who is interviewed in a special 8-page feature article in the magazine:
Styling and Photography: Tanya Collier
Bunny wall hooks: Knobbly
Wooden letters and games: Games To Go
Crocheted heart cushion: Three Beans In A Pod
Rabbit softie: Edge of the Forest
Handmade doll: Edge of the Forest
Bunny artwork: 'Bunny Business' by Schmooks

There are more children's space ideas and detail in the magazine. I also love this fabric food sack DIY craft tutorial by Helen Louise Wilkonson from Blossom & Cat. Use for lunches, storing toys, or as a gift bag:
And I am thrilled to have contributed A Few Of My Favourite Things to this issue! Flip through to pages 62-63 to check it out:

Katherine Sabbath cake design: Katherine Sabbath on Instagram
Yellow metal heart shelf: Bride & Wolfe
Pinocchio hat stand: Lilly & Lolly
Bird artwork: 'Superb Fairy Wren' by Inaluxe
Knitted mountain cushion: Homely Creatures
Mint pine top side table: The Family Love Tree
Black X cushion: Pony Rider
Shake Shape pillow case: SackMe!
Desert Rain melamine plate: MOZI
Art Series Birds Eye beanbag: Kip & Co.
Felt ball garland: Happy As Larry Designs

These articles as well as inspiration for an ice cream party and a planting party, lunchbox ideas, art therapy, craft tutorials and more are all found in Issue 21 of Tickle The Imagination magazine, in the online store, stockists, and newsagents. I'm so proud to have Tickle The Imagination magazine as a Bondville partner.

Images: Tickle The Imagination magazine

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