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Frida Kahlo Magnetic Dress-Ups for Your Frig January 18 2012

If you are a Frida freak like I am, you'll looooove this Frida Kahlo mix n' match magnetic dress-up doll. Stick Frida to your frig, white board, filing cabinet -- whatever -- and dress her up in her dresses and shawls, pants or denim shorts and a t-shirt. I put my set on the door of my dishwasher and my daughter totally loves playing with it. Good thing, especially when...

Diego Rivera's Industry Murals: Cards for Kids to Color January 16 2012

Diego Rivera, love him or loathe him (Team Frida Kahlo), but the man painted some damned good murals. This set of 10 assorted cards and envelopes feature the ready-to-color works of the Mexican artist. The cards are taken from Rivera's Detroit Industry, murals which he painted between 1932 and 1933, and which he considered the most successful of his career. The cards depict workers in Detroit's auto industry, along with several...

Pedro Infante Paper Dolls January 15 2012

  My mother always tells me stories of her and her sisters as girls, playing for hours on end with their paper dolls. She says they used to scrimp and save their allowance, and when they'd make the trek with their parents to the Woolworth or Kress in downtown Laredo, they'd rush to the paper dolls to buy a new booklet. I also had a few sets of paper dolls...

¡Mucha Lucha! December 27 2010

I saw these ¡Mucha Lucha! plush dolls last week in downtown Laredo at a toy store called BB Toys -- written in the same font as Toys 'R Us. Yeah, so I was thinking ooh, **deal** if it's a rip off store. It was two days before Christmas, crazy crowded and a madhouse in there -- probably because a lot of shoppers just aren't crossing the border nowadays because of...

It's a Boy! Javier Doll Joins the Singing Baby Abuelita Family October 27 2010

We really like the Baby Abuelita doll series in our house -- and I've written about them here. The toddler has Baby Andrea and Abuelito Pancho. The traditional Spanish songs they sing are terrific, because lawd knows I can't carry a tune. The Baby Abuelita company has just added a little boy to their series of singing plush dolls, which up to now included abuelo, abuela and three different baby...

The Toddler's E.T. Moment October 11 2010

The toddler K is totally content to be with her dolls and stuffed animals, especially los feos, apparently. This pic totally reminded me of this E.T. moment. Aw, my little alien child.

I **Heart** Crafty Bastards and Etsy October 04 2010

I am a sucker for DIY. Once in a while, I'll dig out my crafting crap from the basement and give it a whirl. It's all those specialized tools I bought at Michael's -- that in the store I was totally convinced I needed -- but have no idea how to use mostly because I'm not patient enough to follow written directions. Oh yeah, I also have a pretty sweet...

The Chavo and Chilindrina Conversate October 01 2010

At some point, I ran across a super cute plush doll of El Chavo del Ocho at Target online, but it seems to have disappeared. Or else, it was just a limited-run type of deal. I got these Chavo and Chilindrina runner-up dolls in a tendajito in downtown Los Angeles, and yup, they're pretty fugly. I mean, they're kind of endearing, but they're those knock-off dolls that have that not-quite-right...

Hand-made Mexican Dolls August 10 2010

I had several of these Mexican dolls growing up. My mom would buy them for me when we'd trek across the Rio Grande into Nuevo Laredo for a day shopping trip. I never remember ever really playing with them, but I liked the ribbons in their hair. My husband says they look kinda scary with their crazy black dot eyes. These munecas are no Mexican Barbie, I guess, pero tampoco asi. As...

Blabla Dolls, Mobiles y Mucho Mas August 06 2010

Blabla makes such wonderful children's products, but its usually just the uber-soft and adorable dolls that I find in the posh baby boutiques here in DC. The blabla dolls are knitted by Pervuian artisans (based in fair-trade ethics) and the craftsmanship is really superb. Some of the larger dolls are pretty pricey--around $130 (yes, $130, close your mouth now) but thankfully for us working class folk, most run between $25...

3 Cumples = 3 Baby Abuelita Dolls August 02 2010

So baby K turned one this month and that meant not one, not two, but THREE birthday celebrations. One here at home in the district, one over Skype because I was away for work ALL the way across the country on her actual birthday (yes, you can feel sorry for me, because I woke up that morning wanting to cry being so far from my baby), and one big pachanga...
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