All Fixed Up Pre-Release Party Photos!

December 7, 2012

We had a wonderful pre-release party last month with almost 100 people in attendance. All net proceeds from the sale of the art went to the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, which provides interactive educational experiences that promote learning through the arts (just like we do, but in a different way!) Sara Jane Franklin, [...]

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All Fixed Up: Kickstarter Video

November 30, 2012

In July of 2012, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to test the concept of our first interactive kids’ book app. In August, we reached our goal. In case you missed the excitement, here’s the video: This interactive children’s book app for iPad is for kids whose parents travel a lot for work. It’s about waiting [...]

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Red Piggy Press Reveals First Kids’ App at Pre-Release Party

November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012 San Diego, CA  Yesterday, Red Piggy Press shared the not-yet-released children’s book app, All Fixed Up, to about 100 invite-only guests at the co-working space for the creative called 3rdSpace.   With two iPads circulating, popcorn popping, and cupcakes sporting the hiding squirrel character in All Fixed Up, guests mingled and chatted [...]

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The Customized Kids’ Books Are Here!

November 10, 2012

They’re here, they’re here! Some of our Kickstarter backers opted to get a customized printed book as part of their award for supporting our All Fixed Up kids’ book app project. A small batch of them just arrived today. We were so excited, we filmed the grand opening of the box. Here’s the video.   [...]

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Yes, I Made Red Piggy Press Necklaces

November 5, 2012

I’ve been shopping — casually — for necklaces with red piggies on them. I’ve shopped at Etsy and in our local art district. I have found pigs, but they are of the vintage farm variety. Not quite right. Then it hit me. I could make my own! Of course, I couldn’t just make one, because [...]

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How to Make Collage Tree Art with Kids

November 1, 2012

It’s full swing into Fall! In my son’s kinder class, we made some beautiful collage trees to celebrate the changing colors in our environment. Some kids were really into building a paper tree and others were more about the process of going through the magazine, looking at images, and discussing what might be in their [...]

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How to Make a Gourd Birdhouse

October 18, 2012

My sister in law grows gourds in the fall and sends them to me for the holidays. We kept a couple gourds and let them dry with the intention of making bird houses. A year later, my five year old and I finally got around to it. If you want to make your own birdhouse, [...]

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Let’s Get Apple Stamping!

October 12, 2012

Recently, I was asked to do an art project about nature and fall with a small group of kindergarteners. I immediately wanted to introduce some basic art principles like mixing two colors to get a new color. Making stamps out of apples seemed the perfect art project. Here’s what you need: Apples, sliced in half [...]

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How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Skull Masks

October 10, 2012

For months now, we have been counting down the days until Halloween. I was so glad when it was finally October and we could really decorate publicly without looking too crazy. What the holidays really mean around here are crafts. Lots and lots of crafts. Often, I make them up as I go along based [...]

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Kids, School, and Screen Time

September 17, 2012

What Are Your Screen Time Limits? My oldest child started Kindergarten last week at a Waldorf-inspired Charter school. There are a lot of opinions about Waldorf, and I’m not here to debate them. One of the rules, uh, “requests” of the school is to eliminate screen time on all school days and nights. So, basically [...]

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