Team

We’re a group of regular, busy, modern parents who strive to find moments of joy and magic with their kids in everyday moments. With that in mind, our team searches high and low for the most amazing and wonderful kids’ creative inspirations to feature in one simple, beautiful, and visual place.

Our goal is to share these ideas and inspire you to create wonderful things you’ve never tried before. Thank you for joining us!

Agnes Hsu/Founder

Agnes Hsu/Founder

There is no exception to the rule that Agnes is driven purely by passion. In the pursuit of creating joyful, magical moments for people, she has launched other successful businesses whose missions have been to make people's days a little bit brighter.

Her joy in creating unforgettable moments was the inspiration for her photog...

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There is no exception to the rule that Agnes is driven purely by passion. In the pursuit of creating joyful, magical moments for people, she has launched other successful businesses whose missions have been to make people’s days a little bit brighter.

Her joy in creating unforgettable moments was the inspiration for her photography business, Pink Buttercream Photos.  And the happiness she found in feeding friends her delectable baked goods was what inspired her to open her boutique bakery, Teacake Bake Shop whose motto is to “sweeten your day.”

Agnes now focuses solely on kids and creativity inspired by her two young children. She can be found these days happily creating on hello, Wonderful, overseeing her daughter’s kindness project Rainbow Rock Project, running her Plaeful store featuring an erasable wall decal to inspire kids to draw and My Color is Rainbow children’s book about love and acceptance.

Agnes’ work has been featured in nationwide publications in print and online such as Real Simple, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Elizabeth Street, Buzzfeed, Good Housekeeping, Spoonful and Babble. Find out more about her on her Living With Kids interview on Design Mom.

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Marie-Laure Pham

Marie-Laure Pham

Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her INSPIRATION and all the DIY...

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Marie-Laure, is an Architect first, a mom of two, but also a Do It Yourself kind of girl. She LOVES CRAFTING. Her blog La Maison de Loulou is a piece of her with simple and fun crafts, ideas, projects, and activities to do with your kids at anytime. Her children Louise and Roman are her INSPIRATION and all the DIY’s are made for them to have fun. Toys, games, costumes..she loves exploring the kids world with her own twist. Marie-Laure has been published in Apartment Therapy, Handmade Charlotte, Babiekins Magazine, La Petite Magazine and so much more. Come visit her for a dose of inspiration and follow her on PinterestTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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Arielle Goddard

Arielle Goddard

Meet Arielle Goddard - Los Angles based artist, designer, arts educator, mother of two girls, and founder of ART CAMP. Arielle has been teaching and developing art programs for close to 20 years. If you are looking for fresh, elevated, arts, crafts, and DIY inspiration follow her blog, Instagram and Pinterest...

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Meet Arielle Goddard – Los Angles based artist, designer, arts educator, mother of two girls, and founder of ART CAMP.

Arielle has been teaching and developing art programs for close to 20 years.

If you are looking for fresh, elevated, arts, crafts, and DIY inspiration follow her blogInstagram and Pinterest.

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John Lavelle

John Lavelle

John is an artist and art teacher who loves working with all things paper - cardstock, cardboard, foam board, tissue paper, and of course toilet paper tubes. He loves creating fun and interesting things from simple and found materials. John has been a New York, Long Island native his whole life and graduated from the...

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John is an artist and art teacher who loves working with all things paper – cardstock, cardboard, foam board, tissue paper, and of course toilet paper tubes. He loves creating fun and interesting things from simple and found materials.

John has been a New York, Long Island native his whole life and graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelors degree in cartooning (comics being his first love). He earned his Masters degree in Art Education.

Over the past few years, John has been working with young individuals who have ASD, which constantly keeps him on his toes and who are the inspiration behind the creative projects he prepares for their daily art classes.

Besides working with paper, John also dabbles in painting, carving his own stamps, papier-mâché and of course drawing. You can follow his latest projects on Instagram and on his site, The Art Dream.

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Bonnie Scorer

Bonnie Scorer

Make it Your Own is a Canadian children's website. We hope to inspire educators and families with projects to do together, explorations of various mediums and techniques and to get out into nature to source supplies. We love re-imagining items and thinking of new ways to share children's artwork. We are often described as...

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Make it Your Own is a Canadian children’s website. We hope to inspire educators and families with projects to do together, explorations of various mediums and techniques and to get out into nature to source supplies. We love re-imagining items and thinking of new ways to share children’s artwork. We are often described as “an educational mom, a digital dad and their three mini-makers.

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Amanda Eldridge

Amanda Eldridge

Amanda Eldridge is the Managing Director and Lead Designer at barley & birch. Driven by carbs, coffee and a passion for cultivating imagination, she aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to generally make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy and commun...

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Amanda Eldridge is the Managing Director and Lead Designer at barley & birch. Driven by carbs, coffee and a passion for cultivating imagination, she aims to help families discover their creative potential and be inspired to generally make the world a better place through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy and community. When not tinkering with ideas, designs and projects for barley & birch, Amanda enjoys working as a modern art curator and managing her own small design business. Beyond work, you’ll likely find her playing mom to Thor – her ginormous Golden Retriever, reading a new book, or traveling anywhere she can. For more fun projects and printables, you can explore the barley & birch blog or follow b&b on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

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Fynn

Fynn

Fynn is a Singaporean mum currently living in California with her husband and two children. Trained a Chemical Engineer, she became a Science teacher and one day decided to dabble in the Arts and became a makeup artist. Her children came along and she switched painting faces for painting cardboard boxes with her children. Driven by new experiences, big dreams and cookie dough ice cream, she is always working on something new...

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Fynn is a Singaporean mum currently living in California with her husband and two children. Trained a Chemical Engineer, she became a Science teacher and one day decided to dabble in the Arts and became a makeup artist. Her children came along and she switched painting faces for painting cardboard boxes with her children. Driven by new experiences, big dreams and cookie dough ice cream, she is always working on something new – learning new skills, exploring new places, creating new toys from trash and making new learning shelves at home. Follow Fynn on her blog Happy Tot Shelf, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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