16 September 2014

Car wrapping

Are you that person who likes to look and find a special gift for someone? Then you may also like to wrap it in a special way? 

A nicely wrapped gift always gives me the feeling that I am something special and make me very curious about what’s inside. It also indicates that it’s not just a gift. It is thought through and someone would like to make you happy and put you in the spotlight. 

At Dig&Mig we have a very special Carwallet which in itself is a special gift, but are you going to pack it as illustrated above, you almost get the feeling that you get two gifts in one. How nice is that? 

For more great tips on wrapping inspiration you can also take a look here on my Pinterest page. I have created a nice little collection.


10 September 2014




I'm really so in love with the old-fashioned baby doll prams including old baby dolls. Maybe it's because I have two girls myself and that they also love to have those old stuff in their rooms. 

I just can’t get enough of girly retro style and find these children's rooms totally awesome with again the combination of old and new together.

It's so funny to see that many girls just automatic play with dolls and boys with cars. (Of course that's not always true, but often it is) My youngest girl is really a rough diamond and I use to think that she would want to do more boy things. But right now, is she the one who takes her dolls with her all over and often plays father and mother.

Do you recognize this as well or do you have very different experiences with children and toys?



08 September 2014

Taxiii...!!!

The other day I came across this cool taxi (walking car) and thought; what would it fit the Rattle taxi from Dig&Mig so well.

How fun would it be, to have a little baby boy which first gets the taxi rattle to play with in the box, and then later when he has taken his first steps he can race around the entire living room on this walking car/taxi?

Furthermore, there are now so many great ideas to reuse old toy in a nursery. Like the roller skates wheels under a cabinet or an old pull wagon used as a bookcase. Great idea's!



04 September 2014

Elephant cuddle

I have decided to show you some of my latest blog post from my web shop. I started a blog there not so long ago, but I am not quite sure how many people read my blog there, so I want to show you it here as well. I hope you will like it as well as my old blog post and if you all ready have seen it, I hope you don't mind reading it twice.




I would here like to show how easy you can combine this sweet brown elephant with other colors in a nursery. 

A brown accessory is in a shop often left over because it perhaps looks too basic or boring, but this is not true. Especially in combination with other colors, the color brown comes much nicer to his right and looks suddenly very warm and tough instead.

The little brown elephant from Dig&Mig is here a very good example of how well that it would fit as a cuddle or an accessory in this room. Here you can also see how graphic prints combined with old wood and toys often work very nicely together, and browns go very well with fresh colors and give a nice balance in the room.


You often hear people say they are afraid to use bright colors or accents, but my feeling is that the opposite often is true. Many people tend to prefer to only use cheerful and bright colors and forget how much nicer a room is when there is a more balance in tones, and that you can for example get with some brown accents in a boy’s nursery.


03 September 2014

Buba B in the sportlight


Buba B is a very nice, cheerful shop that came out of a passion for vintage and retro, colors, fabrics, bags and gadgets. This passion is translated into a concept that mainly is colorful, a little quirky and above all retro!

The name buba B (boeba B) is Elizabeth's (the owner) own childish translation from Serbian and means a baby ladybug. As a child of the seventies with a sentimental touch buba B stands for nostalgia and that is what she wants to show to everybody in the shop. Further a ladybug means happiness and love.

Elizabeth works closely with the brand Huisteil Creations and together they make a number of products for babies and children, such as belts and belt bags, sportbags and care mats. Next to that makes buba B a limited edition of accessories, including soft toys, rattles, crib hangers and bags. They do this with a lot of love and a good dose of retro power!

Besides her own collection you can also found, at buba B, original and special creations by Dutch designers such Huisteil Creations, Pimpkid and Funky Stuff Design. You'll also find the unique bag collection of the Danish brand Rice, and wonderful items of Froy & Dind, Tranquillo and Mr & Mrs Clynk. But of course she also sells products from Dig&Mig like the cute stuffed elephants and kittens, the boy and girl crackle doll and not to mention the papers retro lamp that was also shown in the Flow together with Buba B.

Are you curious who Buba B is? Take a look here on her website and if you have a weakness for retro stuff, you should definitely not miss this one. Have fun!

02 September 2014

New inspiration


When I work on a new collection, it’s nice to (in advance) look for inspiration that inspires me and give me new impulses. I am therefore very grateful for Pinterest for how easily you there can store pictures and save for later use.

For the new Dig&Mig collection in 2015, I especially went looking for new/old retro patterns and retro elements that I can apply in form and color. But I also try to use new patterns and trends that have nothing to do with retro. The combination of old and new is so much fun to combine and sometimes creates surprisingly new products which (I hope) can turn a smile on people’s faces and give them the "must-have-factor'.

I have made a small selection here from pictures I used lately for inspiration for the girls. The boys come another time.

Do you find it fun to browse among lots of great pictures and look for inspiration for kids with a retro twist? Then it also might be nice to follow me on Pinterest and see what further inspires me and what I like. If you click here you will come directly to my Pinterest page and all my boards.

27 June 2014

Lots of storage!



For those who doesn't follow me on my new blog: 

With the arrival of 2000 pieces of new products, I suddenly had to figure out a very good idea where I would stall them. Did I want to rent storage somewhere or having all boxes standing here at home? 

Noooo! As stated earlier, I love to have everything here at home. Everything within reach, where I can quickly take action if there is an order. But 2000 pieces are lots of cuddles and music boxes. Where do I put them?

Now I luckily love a challenge when it comes to layout and design, and so I went looking for a solution that would not be too hard and not too expensive, and one that could be carried out here at home. And I did it! On the internet I found 24 pieces of drawers for my Ikea closet, perfect for my products! And at the hardware store, they had a nice simple shelf where I can store all my little supplies and materials in neat white new boxes. 

With a lot of measuring and moving around and giving up a little bit of my bureau, I now have a very ordered room with storage for (almost everything). Now we see how long I can keep it so neatly. Do you also like a tidy work environment or should it be messier to feel good?





03 June 2014

Finally our new website



Dear everybody, I must admit that my work on this blog is minimal at the moment. My latest blog was more than a month ago about the coming new website and nothing has happened here since. 

But…… finally I can announce that we are ready to present the new site to all of you out there. The Dig&Mig site is ready for 'take off' !!!

And together with the 'take off' we would like to give you all the chance to order something from the shop (your choice) with a 20% discount. All you have to do (when you come to the shopping basket) is to fill in the discount code: new2014 and complete the order and we will send it as soon as possible to you.

But before you take a look in our new shop, you can have a peak here. The products are still the same, but presented in another way. The information is more complete and all over you can easily share on Facebook or pin a picture to Pinterest if you like.

An important new thing in the shop is a new blog which might be interesting for you. It’s a blog with more related things to the shop. I there post things about my inspiration for designing, show you pictures from shops which sells our products, but I will also give you tips to decorate a baby/kid room with perhaps a toy from Dig&Mig and how to wrap a gift in a nice way. It still has to grow my blog there, but the start is there, and I have a feeling that it will in the future take over this blog. But for now I will still be here now and then. 

But come and take a look in our new shop. If you click HERE you will go there directly.

NB. I would love to hear what you think of our new shop.







15 April 2014

New website Dig&Mig almost ready!!!



I just can’t wait to show you our new website. We have been working very hard and long on it and I am so, so happy with the result. We only need to make some finishing touches and then we will come with a total new, fresh and professional restyled website.

The old one is still in the air and if you want you can still order there without problems.
 
Curios about our new site?? Watch out for news here on my blog. In one or two weeks and I will show you the whole site.




31 March 2014

Small changes - new colors


Since my company has change direction and putting the focus more on selling products to the shops, my work has also increased to a much higher level than before. I do not have much time over for decorating and experiment with different things here at home as I use to.
But now and then I try to find the time, and a few weeks ago I decided to change the color of the legs of our coffee table. It was dark brown and I wanted a more happy color as a contrast to the basic colors I have in my living room.

I am quite happy with the result and luckily the rest of the family loves it too. What do you think?







21 March 2014

DIY Memory part 2



Here comes the description voor the DIY Memory game that you can easily make yourself. All you need is:

Wooden blocks ( very easy to find by the second hand shops) Important is to look for the same shape, otherwise the game will be too easy.

Paper in different colors (paper with a lot of different patterns and pictures will make it more fun and colorful) Think about using old magazines and leftovers from wall paper. Try to use what you already have at home.

A scissor or a hobby knife

Glue (for paper)

A little punch. You can use any form you like. You can also easily cut a form yourself









 
Start with cutting pairs of almost identical patterns in the shape of your block. I did not have total identical pictures but it’s still easy to see which ones belong together. It makes the challenge a little bigger to find the right ones. (You can choose to make a stencil to get the same form every time)

 

Then glue the paper onto the blocks.



Choose a form for the front of the blocks. Easy is to use a little punch. I here used a star cut out of some old wall paper left overs.



Glue them to the other side of the blocks and you are actualy allready doen!



  

Have fun a be creative with what you use. Make it special!