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Stuffed Animal Mix UPS

We just finished our first fun sewing project in the new basement Art Studio! We bought random stuffed animals at the Goodwill Outlet where everything is priced by weight… $0.99 a pound. Then the kids cut the arms, legs, and heads off the animals and sewed them together to make new crazy creatures! We had …

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Craft fair

Simone had been busy all summer making Shrinky Dink Jewelry – necklaces and earrings… … and today was the big day- where she sold her creations at a craft fair! She designed all her jewelry… some earrings she drew free-hand like the emoji’s and PokΓ©mon, others she traced like the Mickey and Minnie combo! She …

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Fusion Fun: reusing plastics bags

Simone and I went to the library for a Mommy/daughter date this evening! We took a class called Fusion Fun- it involved melting used plastic bags together to create a new reusable bag! The organizer had saved a bunch of used plastic bags and even some party tableclothes. We cut out different pictures that we …

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DIY Flower Press 🌺 

I made a Nature Journal/ Recipe Book to keep track of all that I’m learning concerning herbs and weeds and natural remedies! Yes- I have a laminator and a book binder! I realize this makes me a nerd and a half πŸ€“ Anyway… I want to be able to place pressed flowers in the journal to …

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Camping Activities

Simone and I had entirely too much fun Girl Scout camping this weekend!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ As I mentioned before- we were in covered wagons… so we had A Little House On The Prairie theme. We sewed bonnets for all the girls to wear! …and bonnets for the mothers too! I bought vintage aprons and some beautiful …

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Building wooden bird houses

The other day – Eddie was inspired! First… he was inspired to eat a worm because he just read “How to eat Fried Worms” πŸ› . Thankfully – he decided NOT to eat it, and he set the worm free! Second, he was inspired to build a bird house out of wood! His new carpentry …

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Sewing prairie hatsΒ 

Prairie hats and aprons are a huge deal when playing house outside! They are also a necessity when camping in covered wagons… which is exactly what Simone’s Girl Scout troop will be doing in a few months! So… some sewing savvy moms (aka Girl Scout moms) and I got together to teach ourselves how to …

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Homeschool Story-time

As I mentioned in my previous post Dangerous Boys, when there is a void in your life, sometimes you need to fill it yourself! Our void… there was no age appropriate story time for my children. We went to a wonderful, fabulous, magnificent story-time at our library for about 8 years and had the same …

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Sunporch turned Art Studio

I am a compulsive room changer! Seriously! Company never know which room is what when they come over! LOL! Well… Today I was reading through the fabulous blogs that I follow and I was hit with inspiration!!! This homeschool mom and daughter at the blog Stilllifewithchildren paint on their back porch… and the pictures looked …

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Thank you to a sweet and talented blogger

 A huge thank you and many hugs of thanks to Lara at annabellaboobop. She just sent my family a huge box of goodies! Curious what’s in the box? I’ll show you – after I tell you who Lara is! Lara is an amazing person and blogger! I love her tagline: Make Art Every Day! She …

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