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Hexies

Hexies

I started my current addiction to English Paper Piecing with hexies. I think of them as the gateway drug in the EPP world. (ha ha) I have done hexies (and hexie swaps) for almost every holiday, color, pattern, and several themes (cats, anyone?). The Kiddo was intrigued by this hexie phenomenon and asked if he … Continue reading

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

The kiddo participated in a Valentine swap and made the cutest bunny themed valentines. He stitched hearts on this free printable bunny I found online, and then watercolor painted some watercolor paper with warm colors. Once it dried, he cut out hearts and then wrote “Some bunny thinks you’re special.” We love a good pun. … Continue reading

Poet-Trees

Poet-Trees

I saw an idea to make 3-D poetry-themed trees somewhere online and loved it! We cut a basic pine tree shape out of scrapbook paper (two tree shapes for each one, one with a slit cut half way up from the bottom and one with a slit cut halfway down from the top so the … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2015

St. Nicholas Day 2015

Some pictures from our St. Nicholas Day festivities, at home and at church (with a visit from “St. Nicholas,” complete with a story, dinner & cookies, crafts, and a gift!): Of course, the Kiddo said it was not the real Saint Nicholas, since he died a long time ago. This led to questions about Santa … Continue reading

Catching up

Catching up

I know I do not blog much any more. But, as it is a new year, I am trying to “catch up” and get back at it, because I really do enjoy it. To start catching up, here a couple pictures from this last Autumn that I never shared. The Kiddo wanted to be a … Continue reading

Giveaway Reminder!

Giveaway Reminder!

Don’t forget you could win a super-duper awesome sand kit and book in my giveaway here! All you have to do is comment on that blog post to be entered! Get over there today before the giveaway ends. And because every post needs a couple pictures… Happy Autumn!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Surrealism began in the 1920s and is an art and literary movement. It involved artists like Salvidore Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst. Surrealist art surprises the viewer, putting together elements that wouldn’t normally go together. It is characterized by an attempt to show the imagination and dream-world in a visual form. Naoshi (Naoko Kikuchi) … Continue reading

Michaelmas 2015

Michaelmas 2015

(Coloring page from here.) We had a very quiet Michaelmas celebration this year, but I think it was quite lovely. Here is some of what we have done in the past. This year, I made my now annual blackberry cake (blackberry cake because of the story from the British Isles that says when St. Michael threw … Continue reading

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Remember that book I told you I picked up a used copy of, called Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price? Here’s another activity we did from the book. G made one for us and one for his godmother. I love St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It is loaded with so many good things to remember. Be … Continue reading