Monday, March 29, 2010

Barbapapa Kinder Eggs

A staff member just came back from a trip to Italy. She stumbled into these Barbapapa Kinder Eggs AT A FISH MARKET. We love the fact that she thought to bring some back. But, I have to be honest here and say WHAT THE HECK!? Why can you find these at a FISH MARKET in Sicily but not anywhere in the US? Sheesh!

I am only frustrated because I want to sell these... I can't wait to open them for Easter. Thanks, Sarah!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Barbapapa Bento

WOW! I was a little grossed out at first until I read the creator's post about how it was accomplished:
It's barbapapa and barbamama onigiri filled with avocado, ginger and mayonaise (yum). The rice was coloured with beetroot juice. Eyes and flowers are made of tiny (TINY! That was so hard..) pieces of eggsheet, chives and nori. The couple is romantically laying on a bed of lettuce. Heart shaped candy, orange baby bell pepper, baby carrot and a bottle of dressing (hiding).
I love bento and give this person a huge thumbs-up for creativity. It should be entered in the Bento Battle at the Japan Society, no?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Barbapapa crochet pattern

Found today at ETSY:

From these two patterns you can make all 7 Barbapapa children! (Note!Barbazoo(yellow boy) is missing in the picture!)

Barbapapa boy pattern is 7 pages long and contains photos to help you step by step to crochet these cute little guys! They measure aprox. 15 cm,made with 100% acrylic yarn and a 3,5 mm hook.

Barbapapa girl pattern is 12 pages long and includes instuctions of all details for each girl.(Included 2 different alternative for the flower headband! See picture of Barbabelle) Also made with 100% acrylic yarn and a 3,5 mm hook,size aprox.15 cm.

Please note:Your results may vary depending on yarn and hook choices.

Patterns are available in English.