May Appliques

If I had to give a definition of artist it would be "anyone that answers the call to create". Whether we take paint brush to canvas, write a poem, sculpt an attractive crust on an apple pie we are baking, sing a delightful ditty in the shower or move perennials around our garden to create a perfect color combination, we are allowing the artist in us to flourish! This month we wish to sing the praises of the visual artist in all of us. Whether you use crayons or paint, thread or yarn, that desire to make something out of nothing fills us with a sense of well-being and self-satisfaction... and makes us an artist!

Here is our collection of our May Appliques. No matter how you chose to express yourself creatively, I hope it brings you great satisfaction!   

As always, these appliques were designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but they can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. We have already shared 2 of these appliques, but we will soon be sharing the rest, and adding coloring pages for each. We hope you find a special place to use...Read more

Drawing Lesson 6: Stacking Tables

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 follow 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 5 :: Hollow Cubes

Lesson 7 :: Coming soon.

Last week in Lesson 5 :: Last week we continued our study of cubes...Read more

Wooden Bead Caterpillar

One of the projects in our Coming Soon updated Spring Bs unit is this super easy to make Wooden Beaded Caterpillar. If you are following the current online curriculum, the Wooden Bead Caterpillar would take the place of the Butterfly Life Cycle Collage scheduled in week eleven. It makes a sweet companion project for the Coffee Filter Butterflies.


  • Wooden Pony Beads (mixed colors - or paint your own)
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Craft scissors/wire clippers for cutting piper cleaner wire (nail clippers make work)



To begin this project, create a loop at the end of a piper cleaner. Twist the end around making a lasso shape.

Carefully flatted the lasso so that it is folded in half.

Twist each end of the lasso to create the antennae.

Slide your first bead onto the piper cleaner from the opposite side of the antennae. (If your wooden bead is filled with dry paint, you can use a yarn needle or similar to clean it out.) Be sure to cover the...Read more

A Morning of Painting with Friends

I am beyond thrilled that last year I began painting. I will never be an exceptional painter, but finally picking up a paint brush fulfilled an unrequited dream and the time I've spend drawing and painting fills me with so much pleasure it is hard to believe I waited until I was 60 to begin in earnest. And, of course, what fun is joy if you can't share it with others? So several friends have now joined me on my journey, and as I expected, has amplified my enjoyment beyond belief.

Yesterday we got together to do a very loosy goosey painting, and as always, I was amazed at how uniquely different each of our paintings turned out.

I began by getting out a ton of supplies. You never know, right?

The table was ready, the coffee made.

I've got my denim shirt on... looking all artsy... just waiting for them to show up. ASIDE: These days, when I see photos of myself, I am in awe...Read more

Spring Flowers Coloring Page

Annuals and Perennials - Kimara Wise

Some friends are just like annuals,
Splashy, bright and fun,
They bring joy into my garden,
Basking in the sun.

But when the days grow shorter,
And the cold winds start to blow,
They do not stand beside me,
In the rain and sleet and snow.

Some friends are like perennials,
Their blossoms more subdued,
 They do not crave attention,
They care not if they’re viewed.

No matter what the weather,
They will never leave my side,
Their roots are deep and binding,
They take winter storms in stride.

Though both friends have a purpose,
And I count them all as dear,
I most adore perennials,
That are forever near.

This coloring page is based on our Spring Flowers Applique.

The Spring Fowers Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Spring Flowers 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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Free Girl's Skirt Patterns to Sew

Sources for all the skirts can be found HERE.

When Michelle was a little girl, I could not get her to wear a dress or skirt. (Remember that family?) I'm not sure Michelle and I ever had an actual argument, but the closest we ever came is when I insisted she wore a dress to church on Easter Sunday when she was 10. On the way to receive communion, I could see she had put jeans on under her dress and as she walked along the rolled up pants legs fell down to her ankles. Even in high school, going to proms and homecomings, she would wear beautiful dresses, but under all of them she wore a pair of Umbros. I was shocked when she didn't don a pair under her wedding gown. Ah, my girly girl ;)

Then comes Pixie and Fairy, her little girls. They, in turn, wanted no part of pants and shorts and refused to wear anything but skirts and dresses. And, can you believe it, they love pink! Okay... must admit I find the whole thing quite humorous. There seems to be some sort of poetic justice in...Read more


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