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I have been working on an embroidered pillow project for the last couple of weeks. I started with drawing up several cute little owls. These owls were designed to fit on a 5″ square. You can download the Owl Embroidery Pattern here. I then chose a light and dark coloredRead 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 →

State Studies :: Elementary School (8-10 years old) Coming Spring 2014: State Studies, a new homeschool guide dedicated to learning about the 50 United States. Like our Seasonal units, this Free Homeschool Curriculum includes art projects, literature, journaling, recipes, picture studies, and more. We are sharing this free homeschool curriculumRead More →

To get your Wee Folk Art Wallpaper: First pick out your favorite image. Then choose your screen size. Click on the link. When the whole images loads, right click on the image and set as desktop background. Enjoy! Rainbow Gnomes Front 800×600 1024×768 1280×1024 1600×1200 1650×1080     Rainbow GnomesRead More →

This week as part of our State Studies Unit, our art project was to recreate the salt glazed pottery, commonly found in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. More on that in a moment. When I was little, my mom could be uber-organized in the big things. She was greatRead More →

Reading Narration/Summary and Vocabulary Journal Page Journal Page with One Image Box and Dotted Mid Lines Journal Page with One Image Box and Standard Lines Journal Page with Two Image Boxes and Dotted Mid Lines Journal Page with Two Image Boxes and Standard Lines Journal Page with Three Image BoxesRead More →

I’m excited to tell you that we will be sharing our new Free Homeschool Companion Curriculum, State Studies Unit 1, on a weekly basis as we are working on the unit. After we have completed the unit I will go back and organized it all into a PDF format similarRead More →

The question… which came first, the chicken or the egg?… is a debate best left for scholars, BUT, I can answer this question… which came first, the Pig Pull Toy (aka Pulled Pork) or this Little Piggy Applique Block?… and the answer is… the applique. I did a series of 4 barnyard animalsRead More →

I think the first time someone dreamed about fairies, it must have been after watching a graceful dragonfly flit about a garden. Their translucent wings, and their tendency to dart about, almost disappearing at times, has fairy written all over them! I adore dragonflies 🙂 Over the years I’ve had many gardensRead More →

At the end of summer I gave everyone a sneak peek at an applique block I had just finished. My plan was to enlarge the pattern 300% and make a Halloween banner. ((Sigh)) THAT never came to past… so many other projects we are in the middle of, but IRead More →

Hi everyone. I just thought I would stop in and let you all know that the new Homeschool Companion Puddles and Ponds schedule and book list are organized and ready to use. I don’t have it ready as a printable pdf (I’m working on updating all of the unit pdfs)Read More →

Once you learn this technique for making freezer paper stencils, you'll find a 101 ways to use them. It is a fast, inexpensive technique that allows you to make more detailed designs than traditional appliqueing will allow. Materials listed below are to go with our Snowflake Quilt. The pattern for that will be available later in the week. Note: The paint can bleedRead More →

On a cold winter afternoon, there is nothing like snuggling into your favorite reading corner with a cup of hot tea and a snowflake inspired lap quilt. Enjoy a good book or surfing your favorite blogs while staying toasty warm. For a fun twist on a classic appliqued quilt weRead More →

We have already learned the Backwards Loop Cast On method. That is a great technique to know if you need to cast on stitches in the middle of a project but it isn't generally the method you will want to use to start a project. It tends to create aRead More →

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

Lesson Five: The Purl Stitch So now that you have been knitting for awhile, it is time to learn the purl stitch. You actually already know the mechanics… IN, AROUND, UNDER, OFF… but this time instead of working to the back, we will be working in the front. To getRead More →