Building Bug's Bench

Turn around and they go from playing with building blocks to building with power tools! Where does the time go?

For a while now Bug has been asking Tim (Othy to the wee ones) to teach him about woodworking. For many months our house was in complete disarray as we were having our new addition, including a woodworking shop for Tim, built. When that was done, it took several months more of Tim collecting up all of his tools and equipment from EVERYWHERE before finally moving into his new woodworking shop.

Finally, Tim has his shop functional. YAY! We will all benefit from that, and the other night he saw plans for an outdoor bench that he thought would be a perfect place for Bug to start. Of course, all the children have been making small wood projects for years, but now that Bug is 12, Tim thought it was time to start teaching Bug how to use some of the power tools.

So, this past Sunday, Bug and Othy worked side-by-side, and within a few hours, Bug had made his first "grown-up" project. He measured and cut the wood, drilled pilot holes and pocket holes, then...Read more

Polka-Dots and Swirls Knit & Crochet Blanket Patterns

Funky Bobble Baby Blanket :: Spiral Squares :: Polkadot Square Pattern :: Crazy for Polka Dots Baby Blanket

POP Blanket :: Pokey Dots Throw :: Intarsia Polka-Dot Blanket :: Large Circles in a Square

 

Today I've gathered together a fun collection of Polka Dot inspired blanket projects that include both crocheted and knitted patterns. Some patterns are free and some are available for online purchase. 

 


Funky Bobble Baby Blanket

by Oliver Boliver

This bobble adorned blanket pattern is designed to be knit. You can purchase it as a PDF for $6 in Oliver Boliver's Etsy shop.

 


Spiral Squares Tutorial

by Josie Calvert Briggs

These fun spiral squares are crocheted and can then be joined to make delightful blanket. You can follow the FREE tutorial on Josie Calvert Briggs' blog.

 


Polkadot Square Pattern

by Julie Harrison of Little Woollie

You can follow...Read more

Spring Flowers Applique

Tim and I went to Boredine's Nursery this weekend. It's a local chain in Michigan and one of our favorite haunts in the spring and summer. They have yet to stock the store with the year's annuals and perennials, but it doesn't stop hard core gardeners from congregating. Like Tim and I, there were many people out this weekend, strolling the indoor section of the nursery, looking at patio furniture, barbecue grills and garden art. After we walked the aisles, dreaming and planning, we settled into a comfy loveseat in their outdoor furniture department. We must have sat there for an hour... true story... just talking spring and plotting new projects.

The best part, however, was that people kept stopping and talking to us. We got to hear about other people's spring time plans. We meet several of the employees and at one point joked (well, only half-way joked) about ordering pizzas to share with the staff. Maybe another time.

Anyway, it was a lovely morning, and nice to be among our kind... people antsy to get their hands in the dirt, eagerly waiting for their yards to explode with all the colors of spring!...Read more

Spring Butterfly Coloring Page

A BUTTERFLY’S KISS - Kimara Wise

I carried a grudge to the garden with me,
The flowers’ beauty I failed to see.
My mood was dark, my eyes downcast,
No thought of the moment, only the past.

I silently sat and counted my woes,
When a butterfly landed on my nose.
And all at once my sadness fled,
I was filled with joy, not with dread.

It was hard to recall what had troubled me,
When I entered the garden so sullenly,
For a kiss on your nose from a butterfly,
Lifts one’s spirits, oh so high!


 

This coloring page is based on our Butterfly Applique

The Butterfly Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Butterfly Applique can be found HERE.

The April Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE.


 

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Learn to Knit Afghan Series

Some of you may remember that a few years ago I did a Newbie Knitting series here on the blog. At the time I know it encouraged many of our readers to pick up some needles and jump into the world of knitting. I also know that many of our readers still don't know how to knit. Every time my mother posts a link to a knitting pattern we get many comments about how our readers wished they knew how to knit. We also receive emails from readers who have completed our Newbie Knitting series and want to know what we would suggest for their next knitting project.

So today I would like to introduce our new knitting series that uses the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. This book helps take the Newbie Knitter from complete beginner into the intermediate-advanced world of knitting. Each lesson introduces a new concept or technique that you practice while knitting a small square block. By the end of the book you will have...Read more

Doodle Art

For many, many, many years... probably more years than some of you have been on this earth, I have yearned to paint. Not fancy, hang in the Lourve paintings, but paintings that would fill my journals with water colors of my gardens, little drawings of romping animals, and ultimately, simple paintings that could accompany the many tales I love the weave. If you are so inclined, you can read about my struggles to pick up a paintbrush and pencil HERE and HERE and HERE. Truly, I had worked myself into an absolute tizzy and became too paralyzed to even begin my endeavors.

Eventually, I took the plunge and signed up for one of Elisa Burke's on line water color classes. You can read about it HERE. As it turns out, what I really needed was a bit of discipline! Although I did learn some techniques in the class, the best part of it was the routine. It gave me direction for starting my adventure and gave me a sense of accomplishment as I completed each lesson. Plus, if you are like me and a bit shy about creating in front of other people, online...Read more

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