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Finger Knitting For Kids :: An Easy DIY Tutorial

As you may know, Teddy recently fell out of a tree and injured his liver. He has recovered very well. Thanks for all your well wishes and the healing vibes you sent him. They worked. But, for the next 4 months, he is under strict activity restrictions. He can’t do anything that may result inIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Pom Pom Blue Bird Craft :: Easter and Spring Crafting

I was recently visited by an inquisitive momma bird as I sat drinking my coffee. It was an unusually warm and sunny morning and the arrival of my feathered friend cheerfully announced what I had suspected… Spring is on the way!     I love to watch birds build their nests and prepare for theIf you want to read more…click here

The Knitting of Cowls

We have been in a knitting mood since Christmas. Maybe it’s the cold weather. And sitting together near the warm fire. We chat and reminisce and knit. It’s beautiful family time. Teddy has always loved finger-knitting. And, he’s a star caster-on’er. But now, he’s learning how to knit with needles. At first, I sat withIf you want to read more…click here

Make your own DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Do you use wool dryer balls when you dry your clothes in your drying machine?   If you don’t, you should give them a try… they are FABULOUS!!   – They speed your drying time which can relate to a big saving on your monthly gas or electricity bill. – They are reusable and lastIf you want to read more…click here

Two Quick and Easy Pumpkin Crafts

Looking for a couple of quick and easy pumpkin crafts for Halloween? Here are two of our favorites :   1. Melted Wax Decorated Pumpkins : decorate mini pumpkins with melting colored crayons onto them. Full tutorial HERE.     2. No Knit Yarn Pumpkin : make an adorable pumpkin with orange yarn and aIf you want to read more…click here

Make Pretty Pom Pom Flowers for Valentine’s Day

We found the prettiest yarn at the craft shop today… gorgeous valentine colors. We decided we just HAD to have it to make flowers for Valentine’s Day. Are they not wonderful?! Also, do you see the drawing of the mustang Kate drew? It’s in pencil and is so totally amazing that I made her signIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Rainbow Mason Jar Flower Vase

We are feeling summery! The sky is bright blue, we are eating colorful fruit and the kids are even picking out their tie-dye clothes to wear every day. Our color is RAINBOW!So, when Kitty and I sat down to make a pretty flower vase for the flowers that are blooming in the garden, I wasn’tIf you want to read more…click here

Helping The Birds Make Beautiful Nests

We have really enjoyed watching the birds building their nests this year. We have a family of crows who live in the tree in our back yard. Apart from the terrible squarking they make in the early mornings, we love them. They are particularly fun to watch when they are building their nests as theyIf you want to read more…click here

Pretty White Yarn Dandelions

 Our lawn look so beautiful in the early morning sun. For some reason, it is full of dandelions! I know I should be ashamed of a lawn full of dandelions…  but how could one feel anything but pure joy when seeing the slanting rays of sunshine illuminating these pretty little puffs of magic? And thenIf you want to read more…click here

Finger Knitted Flowers.

I was the luckiest mom on Mothers Day. I received two very precious gifts… a hand-dyed silk scarf from Teddy that he had painted for me in school (I’m wearing it now as it’s a rainy Spring day here in Southern California). From Kitty, I received an utterly gorgeous finger knitted flower that she madeIf you want to read more…click here

Make Sparkly Yarn Ornaments.

We have enjoyed decorating our tree this year with handmade ornaments… pretty little treasures we have made ourselves. I can’t tell you the joy and pride my children feel when they hang one of their very own decorations on the tree. Instantly, their little creation becomes magical. It’s a beautiful thing to see. If youIf you want to read more…click here