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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Colored Sand Play: An Invitation

painting with sand

If you read any blogs on playing with kids, entertaining kids, Montessori-inspired learning/play and whatnot, you might have heard of the concept of “invitations.” I think I first heard about them reading Play at Home Mom, which is really the site that sucked me down the rabbit hole of creative play. There are some examples of invitations there and a ... Read More »

Playing with Scarves

black veil

I have to admit that this idea is completely stolen from inspired by The Imagination Tree, a blog I love and have probably pinned about half of! Her stuff is a lot of fun, and last week she mentioned that she made a discovery box for her kids that was nothing but different colored cloths (they are sold as juggling ... Read More »

Summer Projects

found it on pinterest

It’s safe to say I have a bit of a Pinterest problem. I love the site and its possibilities: more cute things than you could possible ever craft, make or do in a lifetime. It’s a lot of fun, but from time to time I get a little Pinterest guilt because I’m pinning a lot more than I’m making. (Right ... Read More »

Knit Picks Giveaway Winner

Hi, all! We took off for the holiday weekend a little early, so I haven’t gotten a chance to thank everyone for entering the Knit Picks books giveaway! We had a whopping 244 entries, which is awesome, and it was lots of fun to read all your country/city/in between comments! The winner of this one is commenter 82, which was ... Read More »

The Napping Game

nap game

This is a crazy week, which was preceded by another crazy week, so I’m much more focused on work than the fun stuff right now, but I wanted to post a little something today just so I don’t go too long between posts. And cute pictures of the Bit are always fun to share. The girl has long enjoyed putting ... Read More »


my family

My husband and I have been together a long time. Like, 16 years. We first started dating back in 1996, and we’ve lived together, other than a couple of summers I was away working, for almost 15 years. Wow. But it was 10 years ago today that we said out loud those words that so many people had been nagging ... Read More »

Knit Picks Books Giveaway!

knit picks books

I’m trying to get a hundred things done today so I can take tomorrow off to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary with my sweetie, so here’s a short one for you. The giveaway this week is two new pattern books from Knit Picks: Uptown Chic and American Prairie. These are books that started out as ebooks and they now have ... Read More »

Preaching the Gospel According to Craft

cloud dough play

Yesterday I spent some time talking to my local MOPS group (which I’ve been a part of since it was founded, basically) about the same things I talk about on this site: crafting with kids, crafting for kids, the importance of creativity and patience and a sense of fun when it comes to doing creative stuff with our kids. I’m ... Read More »

Pompon Sensory/Discovery Activity

color sort pompons

After the Easter eggs, which are actually still out (though we haven’t played with them in a week or two), I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go with our next sensory/discovery/whatever box. I kind of wanted to do something with colors, or maybe the letter A, or maybe farm animals. Then I saw something online (and completely did ... Read More »

We Have a Winner!

Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone for the enthusiastic response to the knitting stitch pattern book giveaway! Don’t worry; I have lots more to give away in the near future. For now, though, the winner is Rebecca! Congratulations. I’ll be back later today with a look at the new sensory stuff the Bit is getting into, but in ... Read More »

Getting Punchy: Product Review and Card Idea

watercolor cards

Of all the things I got in my goodie bag from EK Success at the Craft Gossip Fork & Talk meetup, one of the ones I was most excited to try was a large flower punch (it’s the EK Tools Scallop Frame Large Punch, to be exact, and retails for $16.49). The shape is really awesome and I had lots ... Read More »

Just Do Something

letter A

Last week was a really low energy week for me. I didn’t feel like doing much of anything, including anything creative. I didn’t want to work on anything I’d started. I didn’t want to work on anything new. It was a rut in every sense of the word. Ugh. When you identify yourself as a creative person, what are you ... Read More »