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It’s the Modern Kiddo Ornament Party! Featuring Kristin of klt:works!

While poking around my inspiration files, I stumbled upon this photo from a 1966 issue of Better Homes and Gardens:

It’s fun to make your own ornaments and there are boatloads of fancy tutorials out there…but there was such a charming simplicity to these that I loved. It got me thinking, what’s more fun than a simple ornament that you can simply cut, glitter up and hang on the tree with a ribbon?? So I reached out to some of my fabulous friends and asked them if they would create a special ornament especially for Modern Kiddo readers….and I was thrilled when they said YES! Just you wait til you see these amazing creations. We’ll have one-a-day (“plus vitamins!”) for the next few days as we count down til Christmas.

Today we are pleased as punch to feature these adorable winter woodland creatures ornments from my amazing friend Kristin—of klt:works.

I know, HOW CUTE ARE THESE LITTLE GUYS??? The ladybug, the owl and the leggy bird…each as festive as the next!  Simply click here to download the ornament sheet and print it out. You can print on thicker paper OR print on regular paper and then use a glue stick to glue the sheet to a thicker paper or construction paper. Use scissors to carefully cut around each critter. A hole punch at the top completes the ornament and yer ready to hang! (Can we also discuss that AMAZING CARDBOARD TREE?? Kristin you are so awesome….)

I love the stripy baker’s twine Kristin used, but a ribbon or even plain string would work dandy! Leave them “as-is” or embellish with a touch of glitter (just image the lady bug with sparkly spots!).

Download your ornament here. Ornaments are for personal use only!

This is the lovely lady behind these fabulous ornaments:

Kristin is an incredible artist who creates the most fabulous pieces—lucky for us she sells a selection of them at her Etsy shop (the mobiles and kiddo clothing are among our faves!). She also has an always inspiring blog, klt:sketchbook that I love to pop by. If you are a long time Modern Kiddo reader you will remember this fabulous room tour we did of her little guy Sayer’s bedroom. Speaking of Sayer, I have to show him off again. He is SUCH a cutie:

I love Sayer’s caps….totally adorable! And the kitty tee is klt:works, of course!

Please show this talented lady some love! Be sure to visit her site and Etsy shop—and while you’re at it, add her on Twitter and Facebook! You can find here here:
Twitter: KLTworks
Facebook: KLTworks

Kristin, thank you so so much for this charming ornament! We heart you big time!

Download your exclusive modern kiddo* klt:works ornament here.

And if you haven’t checked out my special Vintage Christmas Music Mix, download that too!

Tweedlebop :: The Super Rad Putrid Pal 2010 Halloween Mix

I am very fortunate to know a lot of groovy artists. One of the coolest guys around these parts is Michael Fleming, aka Tweedlebop! I met him several years ago when he did some cool artwork for the Devil-Ettes and then again for The Time Outs. His work always makes me smile.

I selected some of his more spooky artwork for this post, but his style is so versatile and groovy—I think it would be excellent decor in any hip little kiddo’s bedroom!

Michael is the creator of a wildly popular comic called The Putrid Pal which he describes as:

The Putrid Pal is an undead French boy who lives under the sea. He just wants a good friend to play with, but none of the non-monster kids of Woe Beach want to have anything to do with him. He grunts out single words from time to time—but only in French.

Hee. How awesome is that? You can even buy a little urban vinyl doll of Putrid Pal.

Every year Michael makes a super duper groovy Halloween mix of totally cool vintage vinyl tunes—think spooktacular surf rock and 50s and 60s coolness. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!! I was so thrilled when I got an email from Michael about this year’s mix. It’s so awesome! And guess what? You can download it HERE! I promise that you and the kiddos will be groovin’ around the house on Halloween to this one!

HURRAY MICHAEL! I think you’ll think he’s as awesome as I do.

Be sure to visit the Tweedlebop web site to see more of his terrific work. You can also swing by the Tweedlebop shop and scoop up prints of your own and of course if you download the mix, won’t you please swing by the Tweedlebop Facebook page and become a fan? As ze Putrid Pal would say, “Merci.”

Ooooo weeeee! It's a Hip Chore Chart Download, from Draw! Pilgrim.

Hi guys. Happppppy Monday! Thanks for all the awesome love for Pilgrim’s great room tour on Friday. As a special Monday Bonus we something super cool—a FREE DOWNLOADABLE CHORE CHART for you, created by none other than Pilgrim herself. This super rad chore chart was inspired by the vintage woodland style Pilgrim used in Donovan’s bedroom decor. I think it’s crazy adorable. THANK YOU PILGRIM!!

Click here to print out a full size one for your own helpful kiddo!

Oh, and yep. I’m back! Expect a full Prague update on Wednesday my friends!