May 2014

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Growing Up With Sarah’s Silks Comments are now closed. The winners have been selected. Congratulations Stacy and Jenn.   How much fun?! Submitted by Stacy Adams (not verified) on Sat, 05/31/2014 – 08:36 I love the mini silks book, and the mini’s. The large ones are fantastic too. What littleRead More →

This weekend we are excited to be working with Sarah’s Silks to offer our readers another awesome give-away. My children have “grown up” draped in Sarah’s Silks. They have been a part of their dramatic play, turning every day children into knights and fairies. They’ve added rivers to the gnomeRead More →

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Inchworm Applique Block. Children… or you… can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun 🙂 Pattern for Inchworm Coloring Page can be found HERE. Inchworm Applique Block can be found HERE. A VERY basic watercoloring for yourRead More →

  Here is the Overview Schedule for the State Studies Unit 2. The quizzes and journal pages will be available shortly. I plan to have them all done by the end of July. I will be posting the directions for the crafts over the next few weeks. Enjoy! Week 10:Read More →

I grew up listening to and reading fairy tales. My favorite stories came from The Grim Brothers and Hans Christen Andersen, with Mr. Andersen being my very favorite. I loved The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling. I remember seeingRead More →

Have you ever noticed, how at the beginning of spring, everyone is so anxious to get into the gardens? Later, as long summer days bake the ground, and the parched Earth cries out for a freshening shower, what was once “fun” can become “chores”? But, with partly cloudy skies, aRead More →

Today, Debbie from A Child’s Dream is offering two readers the chance to win everything that you need to get started needle felting, including your choice of one WoolPets Needle Felting Kit, a foam mat, and a wooden needle holder. Our international friends are welcome to join the fun! CommentsRead More →

Tomorrow, we will be hosting a give-away from our sponsor, A Child’s Dream. Yippy Skippy! When Debbie, the shop owner, was trying to decide what to give-away, I quickly suggested her WoolPets Needle Felting Kits. I’ve got a history with needle felting. Actually, it’s a tale of woe, but I’llRead More →

We created these cool 3-D Peach Trees, complete with fuzzy peaches, to go along with our States Studies Unit 2 (coming soon) lessons. Materials watercolor paper water color paints Brushes or blue construction paper paper lunch bag green tissue paper orange pom-poms or wool felt balls craft glue We startedRead More →

Over the years I’ve probably made 1,457 baby quilts. Yeah, so I might be exaggerating a little bit, but seriously, I’ve made a lot. I have a favorite pattern, which I will be sharing soon, that is a quilt-as-you-go blanket and it is super easy to make. It begins byRead More →

  It’s Spring! I have yet to see a butterfly in my gardens, but I’ve got butterflies on my brain. The other day I was playing in my journal, and I painted a picture of a butterfly. As is usually the case, I take certain liberties with nature and tendRead More →

I need a new bag. I tend to wear my bags until they beg to be retired, and are allowed to sit on the shelf with my other retired bags, where I imagine they talk about the good old days, share battle scars and wallow in the peace and quietRead More →

This is the second and final part of our Festival Gnome. Part 1 of our Festival Gnome can be found HERE. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO PREVENT MISUSE OF MATERIALS. IMPORTANT: Do not cut out the hat until you have added the hair. Then, cut the hat out ofRead More →

  Since we gave our blog a new look, we felt it was time to update our Facebook images as well. My mom used her Bitty Biridie coloring page and turned it into a lovely, cheerful, banner. I have also been working on creating some new logo buttons that canRead More →

  When it comes to drinking hot beverages, I’m the equivalent of being ambidextrous… I’m just as comfortable and content drinking coffee or tea. Of course, they both have their place. First thing in the morning… give me coffee and keep it coming. Confession time… sometimes my last thought beforeRead More →