July 2010

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  The next two weeks are non stop busy. Time to put away the crafts and focus on what’s important, right? Well, for me, crafting is important. And the busier I am with life, the more important crafting becomes. It’s how I find balance. It gives me serenity. That isRead More →

This is a project we tried last summer and was originally post on July 3, 2009 at Nature’s Way Learning. It was a good first attempt and is definitely something I want to re-visit again this summer. This time I will be limiting our colors to only primary colors so they blendRead More →

Edit: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winners and thank you to everyone that participated! NOTE: Everyone is welcome to participate in this Give Away. We will gladly send a basket anywhere in the World πŸ™‚ A couple of weeks ago on Facebook, I mentioned that I haveRead More →

My souvenir from Vermont was splurging on this skein of hand-dyed cotton yarn. I have animal fiber allergies and am so envious of all the dazzling wools others can wear. I don’t normally run across specialty cotton yarns and fell in love with this dreamy skein of yarn in theRead More →

Remember that pinwheel quilt I started before my vacation. I didn’t forget… as promised here is the second part of the tutorial. Now that you have complete Part One of this tutorial, you should have your 17 pinwheel blocks completed and 18 6" print blocks cut out. Layout your blockRead More →

We just got back from our annual trip to Vermont. Just thought I would share a few of our ‘Moments in Time’ with everyone. We had a wonderful time and the kids are already plotting our adventures for next year. I hope everyone else is having a wonderful summer asRead More →

Several months ago we received an email from Michelle at Will Knit For Food. She asked for permission to use our Basic Knit Doll Pattern to create dolls to send to a village in Africa were her sister Hallie was volunteering this summer. Our answer… a resounding YES! We did ask her, however,Read More →

Below is a post I shared the first summer I started blogging on One Generation to Another. As it happens I just stumbled upon the steno pad I referred to in this post. It seems fitting that since it resurfaced, I should share this particular post. There were many things I left offRead More →

I have a confession to make… I am an infant swaddler! Give me a crying infant that has been feed and changed and still is fussing, I swaddle. In my experience, most infants enjoy the security of being swaddled and almost instantly relax. I highly recomment you do a quick Google search on the benefits of swaddling an infant.Read More →

Since I spend so much time working at my computer, it is a MORAL IMPERATIVE that my work space is aesthetically pleasing to me. Yesterday, I added a lovely addition to this space. Meet Christopher, named in honor of Christy over at Sweet Tidings, that made this charming little fellow.Read More →

There are many different variations for beeswax crayons, but most use equal weight amounts of beeswax and white bar soap. This is the recipe I’ve used with great success over the years. How do these compare to the Soy Crayons we made several months ago? I find the beeswax crayons to beRead More →

Over the years I have made quite a few quilts… Log Cabin, Split Rail, Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Around the World, even a Lone Star but the quilt block I return to again and again is the Pinwheel. I love pinwheel quilts. It is my go to pattern when makingRead More →

Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Yes, life moves pretty fast, so when I get a chance to slow down, I relish EVERY minute. Tim was busy finishing our new deck, but we managedRead More →

Because it is often hard to find things to make for older boys, and I know many of you are still looking for ideas for small gifts, I wanted to repost this. Bug loved the movie The Never Ending Story. (Joy of joys, he's now ready to read the book.  The Never Ending Story. I will need to remember to give it to himRead More →