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INDIVIDUAL SOURCES FOUND IN THE POST HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING! Come on, jump up, and start running around yelling “It’s Spring, It’s Spring, It’s Spring.” Extra points if you wave your hands over your head while doing it! Seriously… on the count of three EVERY one get up andRead More →

This is Part 2 of the Clay Bird Totem. You can find Part 1 :: Sculpting the Birds HERE. As I mentioned in Part 1, the hardest part of making these birds is to patiently wait for them to dry complete. Okay, I’m not saying you have to be patient,Read More →

A while ago I had seen this sculpture online. You can see the original HERE.  I wasn’t able to buy it, so I wondered if it was something I could make myself. I haven’t used clay since I was in school which was about… hmmm… well, suffice to say itRead More →

No Advent celebration is complete without a Nativity. Here, wooden peg people are turned into simple Joseph, Mary and Jesus figures. Although this is really a craft for 10 year olds and up, even the wee people in your family can help by painting the bodies, squirting glue, and, ofRead More →

Lately, there have been several stick crafts including painting sticks, weaving between and adorning with fiber and beads. My plan is to fill up this basket with an assortment of sticks. This project is far from done, but thought I’d share what I’ve done so far. To begin with, IRead More →

The other day I shared a post about my love for strawberries, although I was very allergic to fresh strawberries when I was a little girl. So, I guess you can say I had strawberries on my brain. It reminded of the song “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries”Read More →

  We spent a lovely day yesterday at one of our favorite places, Greenfield Village. The weather looked a bit iffy in the morning, following a series of bad storms the night before, which seemed to delay the crowds until later in the afternoon. For the first couple of hoursRead More →

Since the completion of our new master suite, I have something I’ve never had before.. a place for everything. With the addition of our walk-in-closet, I can now bring together all my jewelry and scarves into one space. Although I’m still working on getting it just right, Tim mounted aRead More →

While learning about the South Eastern Coastal states, we made these cute Seashell Beeswax Candles. Although the kids were able to some of the work, for safety reasons this project requires parental supervision and assistance. Materials: Filtered Beeswax Braided Cotton Wicking (lead free) Coconut Oil Large Seashell (cleaned well –Read More →

As the children of bloggers, our wee ones have sometimes suffered through and other times benefited from their position. They tend to think like bloggers, and will often rate activities and projects as “blog worthy” or “definitely NOT blog worthy”. Our family has marveled at how photogenic they are. Actually,Read More →

After I completed my stack of cute embroidered owls, I turned them into a throw pillow cover. Materials: 1/2 yd quilt fabric 9 completed embroidered owls on muslin 18″ pillow form thread All seam allowances are 1/4.” First I trimmed each of my owls (you will need 9) into aRead More →

On March 26, I got an email from Tim with just the words “SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, April 12” with no other explanations. When asked about it, he’d give me no answers. “Fine”, I said, “but can our Facebook readers ask questions?” He said, “Sure, as long as theyRead More →

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 →

Yesterday, I shared photos of the embroidered piece I was working on… Little Girl Wearing A Hat… a bear hat, no less! I purchased this pattern from LiliPopo.  You can find the original post, with lots more photos HERE. You can visit LiliPopo's Etsy shop HERE. I decided to turnRead More →