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Go Back to Basics When You’re Busy

making paper flowers

You might have noticed a distinct lack of posting lately, and I’m going to let you know right up front that’s going to be the norm for the next six weeks or so. The book is due Sept. 1, and there’s still a lot to do. All my creativity is going to it rather than coming up with fun things ... Read More »

Painting with Frozen Watercolors

watercolor handprint

The other weekend husband was going out of town, and it was one of those uncharacteristically hot spring weekends, so I wanted to have something fun and special planned that we could do in the heat. We didn’t need it then, because we stayed much longer at a birthday party than we probably should have, but this past weekend was ... Read More »

Accidentally Cool Watercolor Marker Art {Kid Craft}

rained on art

The girl made this butterfly at school. Clearly it was coloring and cutting practice, because each part of the butterfly was supposed to be colored a certain way, then cut out and glued onto the tube. She loves it. So much, in fact, that she slept with it under her pillow a couple of nights. The wings are a little ... Read More »

A Cardboard Castle Art Display {Kid Craft}

found object castle

When you leave things lying around the house where kids can access them you never know what will happen. I have written before about the girl’s found object constructions, and I love that she keeps doing them and it’s completely self directed. This latest one happened while I was still in bed writing my morning pages and she was up ... Read More »

Make Your Own Plant Markers {Kid Craft}

garden tag kid craft

We’re doing our first real garden since the girl was born, and she’s pretty excited about it. We bought a little raised bed kit and have lettuce, broccoli and strawberries — all things she will eat — so far, as well as some flower seeds that didn’t fare too well in the last cold snap. She also has this book, ... Read More »

A Simple Way to Spring Clean Your Air

essential oil air freshener

This is one of those ideas I found on Pinterest and now that I’m looking again I see it’s all over the place, but I think the pin I first saw for it was from Tidy Mom. Now that spring is here we’re all looking for ways to clean our spaces and to make them seem a little fresher, too. ... Read More »

Learn Serging with a Free Class from Craftsy

serger craftsy class

Note: I’m an affiliate of Craftsy, but I have also taken classes from the service and love it. So there. One of my big goals related to crafting for a couple of years now has been to learn how to use a serger. I’ve actually had a serger that I bought myself as a Christmas present a couple of years ... Read More »

In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}

crochet a flower

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft. I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught ... Read More »

Make Your Own Indoor Fairy Garden

fairy garden house decorations

A friend of the girl’s was having a fairy-themed birthday party over the weekend, and I thought it would be fun to make her a fairy garden kit for her present. As I was thinking about it, I knew I needed to make one for the girl, too, because I was sure she would love it. I was right. As ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Crocheted Scarf {Iron Craft Challenge}

crocheted scarf pattern

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was making something inspired by the Olympics. I’d already done a knit hat earlier in the season and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do until I thought about all the red, white and blue yarn I had lying around. (I had extra red from the Christmas stockings and blue from the ... Read More »

Valentine’s Homework

tissue paper heart

The girl was home sick from school a couple of days last week, and I was trying to come up with things to amuse her (because she is the least-sick sick kid you have ever seen in your life) so I was casting around for some Valentine things for her to do, since she’s pretty obsessed with the holiday right ... Read More »