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A Sweet Little Monster

A Sweet Little Monster

I signed up for a swap called “Adopt a Little Monster,” and I have to make a little monster (sewn, felt, crocheted, or knit). I sketched out a couple ideas and decided to try one out. Meet One-Eyed Kitty Bird, a sweet little monster with bird feet, a kitty body, and one big eye. She … Continue reading

Backyard Art Camp: Rothko-Inspired Fabric Art

Backyard Art Camp: Rothko-Inspired Fabric Art

I am simply delighted to be participating in the Backyard Art Camp series that Jane at Buzzmills and Melissa at A Happy Stitch organized! There have been so many amazing projects for grown-ups and their kiddos this summer, all inspired by established/famous artists. I hope you like the one I have for you today. One … Continue reading

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

Be a Hexie Queen! Blog Hop

It’s the “Be a Hexie Queen” Blog Hop! Big thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for organizing the hop! Like lots of others, I am totally on the hexie bandwagon. I think they are just so wonderfully stylish and fun, plus I find hand sewing hexies to be very relaxing, almost prayerfully meditative. I have needed a lot … Continue reading

Art Show!

Art Show!

The art show I was supposed to have for the month of July was thankfully able to be postponed until August because of the giant disruption of the tree falling on my house. I hung the show August 1st and it will be up until the last day of the month at the Bethlehem Public Library. … Continue reading

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Printmaking is one of my all-time favorite mediums. I love lino cutting, screen printing, collagraph printing, the list goes on. My little guy loves printmaking, too, and this project is great for kids or adults. It is also inexpensive and quick, perfect for when you only have a little time (either because of a kid’s … Continue reading

Art School: Lucky Leaf Talisman

Art School: Lucky Leaf Talisman

Since it is the first week of this new blog series, I am doing lots of art related posts to kick it off! Here is another fun project which can be done by kids and adults alike. Painted rocks seem to be very popular right now! There are so many beautiful examples out there, and … Continue reading

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

I love stained glass! It is such a beautiful medium. In particular, I have always loved the stained glass work of Chagall, like these and these. (Just go to Google Images and type in Chagall Stained Glass for more examples.) I took a one day workshop in stained glass, which I really enjoyed, but the tools and … Continue reading

Etsy Goodies!

Etsy Goodies!

One of my favorite Etsy shops Jenny Bartoy Handmade (and one half of the lovely blog Stumbles & Stitches), had a super duper sale lately that I partook in. I have had my eye on Jenny’s pillow covers for a while now, and since we are in a rental house with rental furniture, I wanted … Continue reading

A Trip to the Art Museum!

A Trip to the Art Museum!

Our public library has family passes to local libraries that you can check out– for free! How cool is that? This past week, I checked out a pass for the Albany Institute of History and Art and took the Wee One, the Middl’n, and a family friend of ours (three boys, ranging in age from … Continue reading

Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor Sculpture

The Wee One is on a make-outdoor-sculpture kick. Here is his latest creation: I love how carefully he placed the acorns around the rocks. That is my favorite part. I am working on making him a nature bag for our walks, so he has something to put his findings in instead of trying to carry … Continue reading