Melody's Instagram Takeover!

Melody the Mermaid took over our instagram account last week!
We're recapping it here in case you missed it!

 Hi Blabla friends! It's me Melody!
I'm excited to be guest gramming for Blabla this week.
Welcome to my little world! 
Today I teach my diving class!
 Tips to avoid a belly flop!

Catching up with friends on my SHELLphone!
Bouillabaisse anyone? Dinner with my sister later today!
Pass the Sea Salt Sis! 
Shopping for something fun to wear tonight! Sometimes life isn't fair...
Enjoying the show! My sister Harmony is a star! Brava! 
Hope you all are enjoying the 3 day weekend! 
That's all for me! This Instagram takeover was so fun! One last #shellfie with my friend Mino!


Take a look at our latest little movie!

Melody is not your typical mermaid. She lives in the city
on the 5th floor in a fish bowl apartment.
This movie is a snippet of her life as she wakes up,
goofs around in the shower, and gets ready for her day!

Flo wrote and directed the movie, and Maria did the animation and editing. We built the sets and the props in our usual blabla handmade style, with cardboard, clay and papier maché. Maria had more than one trick up her sleeve… She created the water running effect with little balls of paper attached to a fishing line that she moved for every shot.
She did the same thing for the scene with the hair dryer, moving one hair at a time!
The little fish was filled with clay to allow him to wiggle more smoothly.

The music is an old song "La Mer" (The Sea) by Charles Trenet.
All the sound effects were made in house with kids from our neighborhood, 
in between bursts of giggles and laughs.
We love making those movies and hope that you enjoy them too!

To celebrate, Melody will be taking over the @blablakidsshop instagram account! She'll be posting tidbits from her day to day this week, and we hope you'll
follow along on instagram to see what's she's up to!



We hope everyone had a fun Mother's Day weekend!
We are still enjoying the sweet photo submissions, and there are even more cute pics in the #blablafamily feed - view them here!
Thank you to everyone who participated!!

Follow along with Blabla on Instagram ! 


New Bean Bags have arrived!


A Unicorn on A Dodo on A Donkey...

Here in the studio there's no denying our love for a good cardboard or paper craft. So when our design assistant Laura brought in her Dodo piñata from Paper Primate, we had to have a little fun. Jo Randall is the creator behind these extra special papier-mâché creations, and you can check them out in her Etsy ShopPinata / Chicken / MTOPinata / Big Cat / MTO

Photos via Paper Primate


Let's Celebrate Mom!

In celebration of Mother's Day, we'd love to see photos of Mom, the kiddos, and all their Blabla friends! Hashtag your photos with #blablafamily and we'll share them on our Blog and Facebook page.

House Inhabit Family Photos by Kristin Rogers


Arriba! 10 ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

1. geometric fiesta garland - ohhappyday.com  2. cactus cupcakes -bestomnom.com 3. festive garland diy - prudentbaby.com
4. cinco popcorn - withstyleandgraceblog.com 5. agua fresca drinks - kidcultivation.blogspot.com 6. fruit quesadilla - cookinglight.com
7. piñata sugar cookies - sheknows.com  blabla friends - :)


Happy Arbor Day from Apple and Pom!

Researching our family tree today!


Sacre Bleu! Some bunny's in trouble!

In Celebration of Easter and all things bunny, we are enjoying our little movie
The Amazing Balthazar and Mirabelle all over again!

Molly Meg Pop-Up at UK Anthropologie!

We are excited to see Blabla amongst the colorful and fun curated mix in Molly-Meg's Pop-Up Shop at Anthropologie The Gallery in London.
View more photos from the opening and follow along on Molly-Meg's

Photos by Michelle Marshall all right reserved