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Monthly Archives: November 2014


Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Whatever Sunday is Called…
November 24th, 2014

We at The Whimsy Factory are looking forward to feasting with our families this Thanksgiving! Heather’s family is heading out to a turkey buffet at a historic inn, and Alison is hosting her family for a home cooked meal. Alison gets leftovers, but Heather avoids dishes. We’re both planning to eat, and talk, and eat…


Giving More Than Toys
November 22nd, 2014

Blogger Rachel Jones recently published a list of 18 Excellent Gifts for Kids that are NOT Toys that has been making the rounds on Facebook and other sites – did you check out #11?  The Whimsy Factory agrees, kids who get dress up outfits for the holidays are being given endless hours of imaginative play, discovery,…


We’ve added some new items to our line!
November 20th, 2014

We are so excited to share our new accessories with you, they are AWESOME! Each of these items have the power to inspire hours of creative play all on their own, or add on to one of our full costumes for even more fun. They will be available for the first time at our show…


Preschool Paper Crafting: DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Treats!
November 18th, 2014

My little turkey LOVES to do art projects! And I love handing out party favors! So this year we adapted a cute little project I saw at a Stampin’ Up display into a kid-friendly craft that will be a perfect little Thanksgiving treat for Miss P’s teachers and classmates. Here’s what you need: brown paper or…


Holiday Traditions – Yearly Ornaments
November 16th, 2014

We have a few fun holiday traditions in our household. I like to send Christmas Cards, preferably getting them out the day after Thanksgiving (because I seem to get a lot more in return when I send mine out early!). I like to listen to Delilah just once a year when I’m baking cookies (is…


The short, sad life of a sub-par (but par for the course) dress up dress
November 11th, 2014

Step one: child receives gift of a gown from well-meaning relative. Alternate beginning: child begs parents incessantly for gown and refuses to leave store aisle until item is purchased for way too much money. Step two: child plays dress up. Creative play is awesome. Child makes up stories and adventures and characters – i.e. “Anna…


A Duplo/Train Table
November 7th, 2014

Like many children, my kid LOVES trains. Put him in front of the train table at the toy store or Barnes and Noble and he could easily spend an hour happily gliding the trains around the tracks. So, we were super excited when a dear friend gave us some of her children’s old tracks and…


Dress Up Smack Down: A Tale of Two Rapunzels
November 3rd, 2014

We recently shared our curation criteria on the blog, but today let’s take a closer look at what sets our collection apart from the dress up clothes you will find on most store shelves this holiday season. Here are two Rapunzel-inspired gowns. The dress on the right is ours from The Whimsy Factory, available here…