Learning Pottery – A great family activity

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A few months ago I showed the results of my first-ever pottery class.  The finished pieces weren’t stellar, but they were SO MUCH FUN to make! I’ve been looking for an activity that the girls and I can do together.  Not me on the sidelines or in the crowd cheering – but an actual activity […]

Easy Zentangle Plates – using Sharpie oil markers

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You’ve heard of Zentangle right?  It’s essentially doodling, but in structured patterns.  No talent, no skill, no end goal in mind – just lines, swirls, shapes, swoops and fun. Granted, there are zentangle artists out there that take it to a whole other level with incredible pieces of art that are nothing short of masterpieces – […]

Marbled Rock Paperweights – crafts for kids

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The other day I posted the cork coasters that my daughter and her friend made (so cute), but I didn’t post what my other daughter – Miss Chloë – was up to at the same time… The project I did with her and her friends (aged 8, 9 and 11) was creating these beautiful marbled […]

Cork Coasters – Crafting with kids

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I had some fun over the weekend and invited my “Muses” over to play. By Muses I mean the imagination-station team – consisting of my daughter and a few of her friends. I LOVE seeing what kids come up with when creating.  My mind is so pigeon-holed by Pinterest perfection that I don’t often branch […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – or rather t-shirts

Ugly Christmas sweaters

We had fun last weekend. We were laughing and giggling away because of the task our advent calendar had us scheduled to complete: ugly Christmas sweaters. When I first put the idea into the girls’ calendar, I had thought we would buy some ugly Christmas sweaters from the thrift store, but when last weekend rolled […]

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

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My friend Georgia stopped by the other day to show me a really cool duct tape wallet she’d purchased.  Okay, Georgia’s Mom is a closer friend (Georgia is 10), but I don’t want to discount any awesome friendships that lead to a knock on the door to show me an awesome craft. You know I […]

Mother’s Day String Art

Mother's Day String Art

Just a quickie post today to give you something you (or Hubby) can work on with the kids this weekend; Mother’s Day String Art! I have a million-and-one scrap pieces of wood in the garage.  Too small to do much with, but too big to just throw away, so I thought I’d get the girls […]