Roving

Here is a lovely and easy to make Wool Roving Dragonfly for our updated Puddles and Ponds unit. All you need are twigs and roving and a little knowledge about dragonflies. Make sure to add just wisps of colored roving to give the wings an iridescent look. MATERIALS: wool roving smallRead 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 →

Although the thermometer never went above 36 degrees today, the fact is that our fair weather birds that winter in nice, toasty warm climates, have returned… and love is in the air! No matter what the thermometer says, birds are going to nest. So, today the girls worked on puttingRead More →

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Quite true. Also true… stones in the Michigan forests don’t do much rolling 🙂  They also get enough shade and dampness to cover most of the stones with moss. For a long time I’ve been wanting to make some Felted Stones for my house and theRead More →

Confession… we are in full blown Christmas mode here. We are so “That Family”… you know the type that already has the tree up (or should I say trees) and lights on the house (although we haven’t turn them on yet).  The kids wanted to decorate and it seemed likeRead More →

Materials: Wool roving – I used Alpaca wool roving Form – real, plastic, styroform, or wooden eggs Dish soap Agitator – wash board, sushi mat, or griddle (optional)   1] Prepare a bowl of hot, soapy water. I use 1/4 cup of dish soap to 2 – 3 cups ofRead More →

A little while ago I decided that I wanted to make a series of images to display inside the kids’ play house. I think it will be nice to change these out seasonally. I didn’t really have a set plan, but this seemed like a good time to try outRead More →