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Fun with Gouache

Fun with Gouache

The Kiddo joined in my recent adventures with gouache painting, and together we watched Deanna Maree Studio’s “Get Started with Gouache” videos (it is a free class she offers). The class is wonderful! It is a full intro to materials, techniques, and the basics of color mixing. I definitely recommend it. In the class, your … Continue reading

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

Are you participating in the 100 Day Project? It’s where you commit to doing something (of your choice) for 100 days in a row. (Find out more here.) I decided to do 100 teacup designs, using the same outer teacup shape that I drew but a different design each day. I picked this because I … Continue reading

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

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

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

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

At the beginning of the summer, I picked up a very inexpensive used copy of Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price. It is a lovely book, full of activities to help kids (and adults, to be honest!) memorize some beautiful lines of scripture. The kiddo and I have made a couple of them, like this … Continue reading

Valentines Wrap-Up

Valentines Wrap-Up

Some final pictures from our St. Valentine’s Day fun! Opening Valentines Decorating with valentines Crafting And what G made me for Valentines Day (a clay heart with some sparkle, a little candle holder you can see in action in the photo in the top of the post, and a “lid” for the candle holder when … Continue reading