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Painting with Pine (and Fingers) {Art Experiments}

painting with pine boughs

We tried another semi-failed art experiment yesterday involving painting with a little pine bough. The girl was excited about giving it a try, picked out some colors and decided this was going to be “less scratchy” than the ill-fated pipe cleaner experiment. I laid out the paint on a plastic lid so she could pick up more of it at ... Read More »

An Art Experiment Gone Awry

pipe cleaner painting

Sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned. That’s a pretty obvious statement, but when it comes to creating with kids, it’s pretty much always true. Yesterday morning the girl wanted to look at an art book to find a new activity to try (love that!). I was looking at Pinterest at the time so I pulled up my ... Read More »

My Awesomely Spectacular Craft Fail of the Day

right sides together fail

You’d think I’d learn. I’ve been taking part in an every-other-week crafting challenge all year now, and I still end up procrastinating and trying to make the whole thing on the day before (or the day) it’s due. So that means today, on what felt like not enough sleep after a whirlwind knitting weekend (which I will share more about ... Read More »

What We in the Business Call a Craft Fail

melted perler beads craft fail

The Internet is full of lies. We sanitize our Facebook and Twitter posts to show only the smiling faces, the victories, the highlights. Of course we want to focus on and share the good stuff. No one wants to be friends — even just Facebook friends — with someone who complains and is negative all the time. But I fear ... Read More »

In Which Pinterest Fails Me for (Probably Not) the Last Time

ruffle fail

Ahh, the Internet: making hard things look easy since the online tutorial was invented. One of the very first things I ever pinned on Pinterest (20 weeks ago!) was this tutorial from A Small Snippet of a dress that’s made with a big piece of fabric and an old tank top. Basically all you do is cut the tank to ... Read More »