Free Knit Blankets Patterns from Purl Bee

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I've often thought of what it must be like to live in big city like New York. Being a Suburban Girl, whenever I do have such fantastical thoughts, I am reminded of the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Definitely think I would be a fish out of water, but it does sound exciting and a lovely little thought to have now and again.

I have never been to New York, but if I ever do, I have a list of things to do and see. And when you think of the attractions like The Statue of Liberty, Time Square, and The Guggenheim it might seem a bit out of place that included on the list is a little shop called Purl Soho, located at 459 Broome Street in New York's SOHO neighborhood. I've even virtually walked by their shop on Google Maps. True story! Check it out HERE

So, what is it about this craft shop that causes me to dream about it? Well, ever since I became intimate with the internet, I've been...Read more

Drawing Lesson 1 :: The Sphere

There was a time, in classical education, when everyone was taught to draw and sing. The idea being anyone could learn the skills. Of course, there are those with natural talent, and not everyone will become a Da Vinci or Rembrandt, but everyone could learn the basics of drawing.

There are so many professions where drawing is not only useful, but necessary, whether you are an engineer, fashion designer, architect, and even a scientist drawing what she sees under a microscope, drawing is a wonderful life skill.

I have never taken a drawing class and I draw everyday, but I tend to do all 2 dimensional drawings, perfect for making patterns, but not so great at illustrating a children's book, which I would like to do. Michelle on the other hand, got her BFA in graphic design AND photography, so she had many drawing classes and if you look below at the work we did today it is very obvious that she knows what she's doing and I don't! Well, at least I know all that money we spent on her college degree wasn't wasted ;)

Anyway, we decided to...Read more

The Corner of Whimsy and Wishes

Photo Source :: Lucy's Flickr Stream 

There is a part of me, no matter how nonsensical it may be, that believes in fantasy, because in that corner of my brain there is no poverty or pestilence, there is no hatred or bigotry, there is no war or terrorism.

At this corner of whimsy and wishes the world is a beautiful and peaceful place. In that world the best in each of us surfaces and we are surrounded by empathy, beauty and love.

It doesn't matter how old I become, there will always be a place for fantasy in my days. I will wake up each morning and put on my rose colored glasses... not to blind me from reality, but to remind me to see the best and to hope.

Wishing you a day filled with beauty and hope... a truly magical,

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A Child's Dream Give-Away :: Felt Wee Folk Kit

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Comments are now closed. Congratulations Kora Moore! Please email me within three days to claim your prize.

Coupon: Use the code WEEFOLK to save 10% (excludes wool felt) through 3/7/2015

 

I would love Waldorf doll making supplies from the store I've been wanting to make one for ages

 

A Child's Dream is excited to announce the arrival of Salley Mavor's new book, "Felt Wee Folk New Adventures." Get everything you need to make these adorable bendy dolls at A Child's Dream. Stock...Read more

Clay Bird Totem :: Part 2 :: Finishing Birds

This is Part 2 of the Clay Bird Totem. You can find Part 1 :: Sculpting the Birds HERE.

As I mentioned in Part 1, the hardest part of making these birds is to patiently wait for them to dry complete. Okay, I'm not saying you have to be patient, but do wait until they are completely dried. I had to wait about a week. I started painting one too early and after the paint dried it peeled off. 

When the birds and bead are thoroughly dry, you can use extra fine sandpaper to remove any unwanted markings. Make sure to dust them off completely before you begin painting.

I slipped the birds on paint brushes and was able to paint the entire bird at one time.

Let the paint dry completely.

After the paint is dried you can embellish the birds with additional markings. I used the back of a paintbrush to add dots to two of my birds.

Again, after the paint dries completely, seal the...Read more

Ice Cream Cone Coloring Page

What is it about an ice cream cone that makes us feel like we are 8 years old? Few things conjure up such feelings of mirth as licking your favorite flavor on a summer's day. Oh, and the delight of getting every last drip as it meanders down the cone. A bit of a race really! Hope you and yours enjoy coloring this ice cream cone with your favorite flavor of ice cream. What's yours? Mine favorite... butter pecan!

The Ice Cream Cone Coloring Page is based on the Ice Cream Cone Applique

 

The Ice Cream Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Ice Cream Cone Applique can be found HERE.

The February Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE

 

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