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HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Come on, jump up, and start running around yelling "It's Spring, It's Spring, It's Spring." Extra points if you wave your hands over your head while doing it! Seriously... on the count of three EVERY one get up and start running around. And don't worry, I'll wait for you. Okay, ready? One, two, three...

"IT'S SPRING, IT'S SPRING, IT'S SPRING!"

Felt good, didn't it? Feel free to break into a spontaneous dance any time you feel like it today. If someone looks at you strange and asks you what you're doing, just say, "Kimara gave me permission to act like an 8 year old today. It's Spring!"

Okay, now that I got that out of my system... at least for now... on to the business at hand ;)

Long before I began painting, my garden was my palette where I mixed colors and unleashed my artistic self through the selection and placement of my plants. My gardens were my place of solace... my sanctuary... a slice of heaven on earth. Every year at this time...Read more

Coffee Filter Butterflies

One of the projects in our Spring Bs homeschool unit is to make colorful coffee filter butterflies. Whether you are following are unit or not, your young crafters will enjoy playing with colors while dying the coffee filter butterfly wings. You can make just a couple of coffee filter butterflies to use as magnets, or make a whole bunch to use in a mobile or window display.

Materials:

  • White basket style coffee filters
  • Food coloring in dropper bottles
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colorful clothes pins. You can buy colorful ones or paint your own before starting this project.
  • Baking tray or dish larger than your coffee filter
  • White paper towel
  • Optional: Magnets to fit on the back of the clothes pin
  • Optional: Craft glue

Directions:

Start by adding a drop of water to the bottom of your tray. 

Smooth out your coffee filter over the water on the tray. Add a bit more water if needed. You want your filter to be wet through but you don't want water pooling on the tray.

Choose two primary colors of food coloring. If you...Read more

Leprechaun Shenanigans

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Several years ago I did a series of stories and crafts concerning the leprechauns' visit to The Thicket... the place our local gnomes call home. I often get emails about this, especially at this time of year, and thought it would be a bit of a hoot to gather the stories together in one place. So, if you are like me, and enjoy a bit of storytelling and a bit of mischief, grab your favorite libation or a cuppa something warm and have yourself a wee St. Paddy's Day read! Make sure to follow the links to read all about The Leprechaun's Shenanigans in The Thicket!

And, if you have a favorite story or tale to tell about leprechaun mischief occurring in your neck of the woods, please share in the comments. We'd love to hear your stories, too!

 


MEET THE GNOME LEPRECHAUNS

You might be more familiar with the appearance of city leprechauns that tend to don top hats or bowlers, but their country cousins prefer wide brimmed gnomish...Read more

Drawing Lesson 3 :: Advanced-Level Spheres

We are continuing our weekly drawing class. We are using Mark Kistler's book, You Can Draw in 30 Days. Instead of completing the book in 30 days, we plan to take 30 weeks, doing a new lesson each week and then spending time during the week practicing what we have learned. Although I am teaching the class, I am also student and learning every bit as much as the wee ones. Michelle has a degree in fine arts and she adds tons of helpful hints. It is a very exciting time for us all. If you would like to join us, simply pick up the book You Can Draw in 30 Days, and start at Drawing Lesson 1 :: The Sphere, and following along at your own pace. Each Lesson will be linked to the first Lesson, the previous lesson and the next lesson. Happy Drawing! 

Lesson 1 :: The Sphere

Lesson 2 :: Overlapping Spheres

Lesson 4 :: Coming soon.

Last week in Lesson 2 :: Overlapping Spheres, we used placement, overlapping, shading and shadowing....Read more

Salley Mavor Book Review and Giveaway

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This is zo nice!! I want to make à lot of small friends for our first grandchild.so i can combine  them with the flower fairy's i have already made for the nature table. The cover of the book Will make you want to go for that.

Tanks for this opportunity. Heidi

 

When I first heard that Salley Mavor had a new book coming out, I...Read more

Pond Duckie Applique

We are blessed to live in an area that has a million... perhaps a wee bit of an exaggeration... lakes and ponds. Also, we live in an area that has 4 very distinct seasons. And, as if that wasn't all good enough, our area has a great many parks and wildlife areas that affords us boundless opportunities to enjoy the changing seasons with the wildlife.

One of favorite pass times in spring is to observe all the wildlife babies making their way in the world. From the antics of the baby squirrels scampering throughout our yard, to the baby ducklings swimming after their mommies on every lake and pond, we get a daily cuteness overload!

To me, nothing says spring as much as a newly hatched brace of ducklings. Today, we are sharing our Pond Duckie Applique. As always, it was sized to fit a 6" x 6" block, but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Hope it brings a little spring into your step :)

 

The March Appliques can be found ...Read more

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