Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I think during the holidays most people up their appreciate of glitter close to mine that I have all year long!! Here are some super-duper cute and glittery ideas for a
New Year's Eve party for big and littles from Kelly at Studio DIY.

How festive are these Glitter Party Hats? Make extra and save them for
 the next birthday party.
Polka Dot Party Horns. Plain store bought horns all dressed up!

Then just the cutest idea for a favor ever! Confetti Surprise Jars. Hide a small present amongst the confetti and you have a sparkly celebration!
 Hope you have a magical New Year's Eve! xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dance All Night

 I have been quite smitten with this company from the UK called I Love Gorgeous for quite some time now. I am particularly in love with this years holiday line as it reminds me of Clara from The Nutcracker and what she wore for Christmas Eve and her magical journey in the flying swan carriage the prince! Take a peek!
Top row right to left
Glacier Dress and Dance All Night
Second row right to left
Revolution Dress and Disco Ball Dress

A perfect magical dress to ring in the New Year and perhaps a magic swan ride to boot!
xoxo Queen Laura

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Happy New Fete

I came across this new party shop on line, Carousel and I want to do adopt them and call them my own. Such cute and clever vintage inspired toys,gifts, party decor you ever did see. I imagined a small, sparkly New Years Eve Fete for children inspired from these little delights here!


Friday, December 21, 2012

A Sparkling Treat

Need a magical sweet treat to give to someone who has an appreciation for all things fancy? Then try this recipe from  Sugar and Cloth ! These glittery cookie sandwiches may just become a holiday tradition because you and your petite pastry chef will want to make them every year!
Find the recipe here. I fancy some just now! xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wish List

It is probably no surprise to anyone that to me the best gifts to get anyone at anytime would be ones that encourage the imagination. I had the very best time on my search for some of the loveliest toys that a child will certainly play with way past any holiday season.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pencil Me In

I LOVE a sweet little holiday present that a mum and daughter can make and give together! These pencils come from Lovely Indeed would be perfect for a class holiday favor!
Even the teachers would fancy some I am sure! Find the tutorial here.
xoxo Queen Laura

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goodie, Goodie

I have a bit of a weakness for gumdrops. They are sort of a magical candy that reminds me of 
Gingerbread Houses especially this time of year. Gingerbread Houses remind me of the story Hansel and Gretal and you all know I am quite a push over for a fairy-tale. 
This Gumdrop recipe is from Bakerella and is just too cute!
Sweet little gumdrops
She even includes a download for a cutie label.
This would be a perfect holiday favor even without the Gingerbread House. 
Find the recipe here.
Goodie for you! xoxo Queen Laura

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Welcome to the Doll House

I still have my very first doll house. In fact, my five year old niece turned it into a barn and still plays with it today! There are about a million choices out there for doll houses and really any of them would probably get hours upon hours of enjoyment as they one of the very best toys out there for imaginative play! I am currently loving these, Lille Huset Eco-friendly modular doll houses. Made from recycled paper, Baltic birch,and earth friendly printing. 

I think they just make the quaintist of dwellings. Just waiting for a little decor, some people to move in and a lot of imagination! xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, November 8, 2012

At the Children's Table

I found this darling idea for children for a Thanksgiving Table Decoration from Martha Stewart. 
The Headdress Napkin Wrap is a super simple idea to dress up a napkin that turns into a lovely headdress for before, during and after the feast!

Find the tutorial here. I am filled with THANKS for you Martha for a cute idea! 
xoxo Queen Laura

Friday, November 2, 2012

Little Places to Dream

Children love to have their own place to hide and dream. This Mini Lace Tent would such a special place to read some fairy-tales or host some teddy bears for tea don't you think?

I wouldn't mind curling up in one just now! Find these darling Lace Tents here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

No Tricks!

I love a Home Made Costume. Especially for Halloween. If you need super-cute get-up for a last minute Ensemble for THIS Wednesday, check out the Homemade Costume Series from Oh Happy Day!

There are several of the most unique costumes you can make yourself in time for Halloween...
This Year! Or save them for a rainy day in need of some imaginative fun!
Find the instructions to this Darling Snail Costumes here. And the whole series here.
xoxo Queen Laura

Friday, October 26, 2012

Finding a Halloween Costume from your child's very own closet... these girls from Babiekins are after my very own heart! So perfect for Halloween AND any time 
through the whole year!
So many other cute ideas and for boys too! Check it out here!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Oh, the capelet. Quite possibly the cutest of all outerwear. Not a jacket or even a coat per say but piece of warmth reminiscent of what Cinderella might have needed to wear had she been allowed to stay out later than midnight. Here are 3 of the cutest capelets that make bundling up such fun!
Reversible Cape

Fringe Cape

Cashmere Cape
No Ball Gown needed. xoxo Queen Laura

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Enchanted Woods

This Enchanted Woods party simply takes my breath away! It is from the current issue of Donna Hay and you must go and pick up a copy as it is filled with the most magical party ideas including some truly original ones for boys.

photographed by chris court, styled by steve pearce & phoebe mcevoy for donna hay
This cake is just to die for and I have always loved those Wish Tickets!
Fairies are all about making wishes and what a fun party activity would that be!
xoxo Queen Laura

Friday, October 12, 2012

You are my Fav

I love any bit of fun that has a Costume-Esque Flair! Here are some of my current dress-up favorates for a theatrical edition to any ensemble!

Ribbon Leggings

Fairy Godmother Shawl

Mother Goose Spectacles
Butterfly Mask

Does your child have a favorite make-believe accessory?
xoxo Queen Laura

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Party On

Party Hats were BIG in my birthday party days as a young girl. They have such a sweet old-fashion party feel to them. I would personally like to see them make a come-back, what about you?  There is nothing cuter than to see all the little guests gather around the cake to sing Happy Birthday wearing a festive party hat. This Accordion Party Hat is a darling spin on the traditional pointy one.
Pick a plain or patterned paper in your party color theme and don't be surprised if your guests don't want to take them off! Find the full step by step tutorial by A Subtle Revelry.
xo Queen Laura

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sparkle ON

Doesn't this message say it all?
I am currently seeking inspiration from this very sign on my office wall but wouldn't it be perfect as a gift in a frame or in a little(or big) girl's room? Find the quote print here.
xoxo Queen Laura

Friday, September 28, 2012

May I Have S'More?

Cotton Candy S'Mores you say? Yes, Please. Or as the British call it, Fairy-Floss. (that's what I like to call it!) Either way, wouldn't this be just the cutest sweet treat for a
 Forest Fairy Party out by the camp fire (real or imagined) perhaps?
Give those fairies some wings and have them fly off a bit of the sugar high and then wave them a farewell to home is my mere suggestion!
Find the recipe on A Subtle Revelry
xoxo Queen Laura

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fairy Door

What would your daughter do if she went outside and discovered that Fairies had moved in over night? I was lucky enough to be a part of a very special birthday party recently where the very clever birthday mum surprised her birthday girl by welcoming fairies
 in their very own back yard.
The girls faces were just priceless when they discovered this magical new dwelling. I, of course had them check by frequently to see if the fairies were home and then later discovered some sweet lolli treats left behind by some very busy fairies. Lot's of surprises that day! I am not sure who had more fun, the girls or the mums. And isn't that what a birthday party should be? To share in your child's special day?
Find the Fairy Garden Mushrooms HERE. And the Fairy Door HERE.
xoxo Queen Laura

Friday, September 21, 2012


When I was little, my Grandmother sewed me a Reversible Dress. I thought it was the most magical creation I had ever seen. It was TWO dresses in one! I could wear it showing the flower side and at anytime by merely flipping it in side out and I would have a 
Whole New striped dress. Right Bank Babies does the cutest reversible dresses,skirts and rompers you have ever seen.

It's funny what stands out from your child hood. These little frocks certainly would.

The online sample sale website,
The Mini Social is part of the Children's Designer Clothing Sale and will be bringing
Right Bank Babies among other magical brands.
Hope to see you there! xoxo Queen Laura

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Girl and a Mouse

Sometimes my students arrive to class and declare...
 "This is my fairy dress!" It will not be a dress from a brand that dictates a Specific Princess or even a costume. It is nothing more than a regular dress that they imagine whatever they wish to be. The darling line Girl and a Mouse creates clothing like this. The dresses and skirts are almost ethereal-like and dreamy if you will.

The kind of clothes girls could get swept away and be the star of their own wonderful tales!
Girl and a Mouse will be part of the Children's Designer Clothing Sale below.
I do hope you can make it! xoxo Queen Laura 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Coat of Arms

My favorite all time heroine of story books has to Madeline. She is the quintessential
school girl but always seem to find herself in some wonderful adventure,
in Paris none the less!

She is always wearing her Signature Coat, sometimes yellow sometimes blue. A fabulous piece to have when you are jaunting around France!
Here are my Favorite Fall coats for your little ones to have adventures in!

Hope to see you all there! xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In Your Favor

Pink. Glitter. Candy. What more does one need for a darling party favor? I am just sweet on this DIY Glitter Monogram Favor Bag from One Charming Party! 
(Photography, design and styling by Sara Schmultz.)
Fill it with these Shimmer Bright Pink Gumballs.

You could do the birthday girls first intial or if you are feeling adventurous, do each guest's first initial. A Grand hit I am sure! Find the step by step tutorial for the favor bags here.
xoxo Queen Laura

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sly Little Ones

My favorite part of children's dress-up is that there needn't be an entire costume for a child to begin pretending. The smallest of pieces that elude to a certain clever animal, lets say, can be put on with just about anything and away they are in a make-believe land.
I just about swooned when I saw these Fox Masks by the Lucille Collection. They are everything I love about dress-up.  In the world of plastic and synthetic fabrics, you just don't see costumes made like this quite often- simply designed with whimsical fabric.
Lucille Fox Mask- White
Lucille Fox Mask- Black
Lucille Fox Mask- Flower No 2
Foxes are right up there wolves as being quite misunderstood in classic fairy-tales as far as I am concerned. Here is a cute collection of fox fables to get your
 little one's imagination started!
Find the masks in lots of styles at the darling site Minikin and the book here.
xoxo Queen Laura