Painter's Palette Coloring Page

One of my earliest school memories involves me at the painter's easel back when I was in kindergarten. I absolutely loved it when it was my turn at the easel. All those beautiful juice cans filled with paint and the lovely cream colored paper waiting for my brush. I can remember what I painted that day... it was a scene at a circus. In the background was a big tent and in the foreground was a beautiful tiger in a wagon cage. He was lying down, looking right at me, with very friendly eyes. It was a beautiful painting.

Mrs. Banwell: Are you done?

Me: (Not wanting to stop.) Nope.

So, I continued to paint, not because the painting needed anything more done to it, but because I loved the feel of the paintbrush in my hand and the smooth way it dragged across the paper. I continue to add more and more things to the painting.

Mrs. Banwell: 5 more minutes than someone else gets a turn.

I began to panic. I had added more bars to the cage and the tigers face no longer looked friendly. I tried to fix his face and...Read more

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Exploring educational options for your family? It’s not too early to plan for the next school year! ...Read more

Spools of Thread Coloring Page

I have many crafting supplies that give me pleasure just looking at them. I love my spools of thread. There are so many beautiful colors and they remind me of being a little girl. I use to love to sort my mom's thread by color or stack them up and make towers out of them. Move forward several decades and now I watch my own grandbabies doing exactly the same thing. It is lovely to know some things never change!

Hope you family enjoys our latest coloring page.


 

This coloring page is based on our Spools of Thread Applique.

The Spools of Thread Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Spools of Thread Applique can be found HERE.

The May Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE....Read more

Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Two

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  

 

Block Two: Striped Stockinette Stitch

Introductory Post 

Block One: Garter Stitch

Block Three: Basketweave

 

Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be...Read more

How To Cut T-Shirts To Make Yarn

In the very near future I plan to make a new gnome house... a very small gnome house... but I plan to decorate it shabby chic. Hey, even gnomes have different tastes, right? Anyway, I do want to crochet a couple rugs for the floors and wanted to use t-shirt yarn for the project. So yesterday I made a ball of t-shirt yarn. (I'll dye it later.) Of course I took photos while doing it :)

Last night I tossed the ball of yarn to Tim. He immediately knew it was t-shirt yarn and asked me how I joined the strips. 

"I didn't have to. It's one continuous piece of fabric."

"How in the world did you do that?" he asked.

I winked at him and said, "Read the tutorial."

Every time I make t-shirt yarn I am always so thrilled to have something useful from a garment that would definitely have been discarded. All kinds of wonderfulness when you can repurpose/reuse!

Supplies:

  • old t-shirts (use tees that DO NOT have side seams) this will give you the nicest yarn without "lumps"
  • rotary cutter and mat and/OR sharp scissors

NOTE: If this is the...Read more

Spools of Thread Applique

I can remember on one of my grandmother's visits to our house my mother gave Bushia her sewing basket to organize. As is usually the case with unattended spools of thread, as soon as the lid was closed to the basket, they would party, and the next time you opened the lid, all of the spools of thread were in a tangled mess! Those rowdy spools of thread!

Anyway, Mom had suggested to Bushia to cut off the tangled mess when lining up the spools of thread. Bushia would not hear of it! She had given birth to 13 children and appreciated making do and wasting nothing. It was unthinkable to even create a pile of snippets of thread that would be discarded. She took the time to untangle the thread and put little caps on each spool to prevent the future intertwining of said threads.

Bushia organized, lined up, sorted, and in general, put the sewing basket in tip-top shape. Long after Bushia had passed, nay... even until this day... when you look into my mom's basket, you can still see signs that Bushia was there. And, I will admit, when my threads throw caution to...Read more

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