When it comes to dressing up for little boys, it's hard to resist being superheros and spending hours imagining scenes with the good guys versus the bad guys. If real life came with the POW! and BAM! signage of the old school television shows - like when Adam West graced the silver screen as Batman - it'd be even more fun. This party styled by Little Sooti brings that imagination to life for little boys. Loving it!
Creating a Christmas t-shirt for your little one to wear throughout the festive season, or to give as lovely handmade present, is super-easy with this DIY. Team tiny & little have been making these t-shirts each Christmas for a few years now and the little ones continue to adore it. This is an activity that doesn't come with the "kids, don't try this at home" line - we truly hope you will because it's a fun and easy Christmas craft!
Here at tiny & little, I actively encourage the little ones to believe in Santa Claus. It's not for everyone, I accept that, but I think there's something wonderful in having faith, hope and belief in something they can't see. Even though Santa Claus is - quick, little ones, look away now! - make believe, what he stands for is truly lovely. Hope. Generosity. Family. Kindness. Celebration.
To me, Christmas is not about the presents that we buy for each other but taking time to appreciate the presence of family and friends and thinking about what we could do for them to bring joy. Making a wishlist forces us to think about what we have - truly we have so much to be thankful for.
This chocolate chip cookies recipe is one of the favourites of the tiny & little crew. They love both the baking and the eating. The cleaning up? Not so much, unless of course there's an overlooked chocolate chip in the mixing bowl...
There is something special about this time of year and the way that children embrace and believe in the magic of Christmas. It only takes small things to create tremendously wonderful moments for little ones, as anyone who's seen the sparkle in a child's eyes as they leave milk and cookies out for Santa and carrots for the reindeer would know well. The wonder is a beautiful sight to behold and with The Elf on the Shelf that magic comes to life.
Today marks a new journey for tiny & little, or as I like to think of it - a new ode to joy. It's been five long months since tiny & little was online and it's with great happiness that I start publishing the site again today. This quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery feels very fitting, as happiness truly does come from creating something new, and that's been felt throughout the long redesign process.