Crafts

Shrinky Dink – Suncatcher Mashup!

In my last post, I wrote about our new fascination with an old product: Shrinky Dinks. A month later, Amelia's crafty love fest continues. We are well into our third package of shrink film, which I finally bought in an…

Shrinky Dink – Suncatcher Mashup!

In my last post, I wrote about our new fascination with an old product: Shrinky Dinks. A month later, Amelia's crafty love fest continues. We are well into our third package of shrink film, which I finally bought in an…

Bad Art?

Two years ago around this time, I wrote a post about our annual Mother's Day paver project. Each year, Amelia and I paint paving stones together which conveniently cover a muddy spot in the yard. Most years some combination of…

Let Them Go

If you read this blog regularly, you know I typically feature projects I do with my daughter. I'm usually right behind her, gathering materials and asking questions, and always taking photos.This time, I let her go. Following days of miserable…

Bursting Our Bubble

Folks, don't try this one at home. In fact, don't try it anywhere. Just don't bother.I love bubbles. You're never too old for them. Amelia and her buddy played with good old fashioned bubbles for almost an hour a few…

Home Sweet Home

This blog is posting a few days late, but I have a good reason. I've been distracted by something very old and very crafty.Thirty-four years ago, when I was twelve, I spent a summer in my parents' basement building a…

A Touch of Tie Dye

In theory, I like tie dye. I always stop to look at the tie dyed clothing-selling stands at festivals. I even consider buying a shirt sometimes, but usually remember just before a purchase that I'm a little too old for…

snOMG Days

If you are anywhere near the Carolinas, if you have a TV or use Facebook, you surely know by now that Charlotte is in the midst of Snomaggedon, the Snowpocalypse, the Storm that Stopped the South, or my favorite, snOMG!Whatever…

POP! Goes "I Love You"

Amelia LOVES Valentine's Day. Seriously loves every sugar-coated, glitter-dripping bit of it. So with late-January snow days to occupy, we've already made valentine cookies, purchased valentines for her classmates, and set about making cards for teachers, grandparents, the dog, and…

Resolved

We had no plans on New Year's Eve, which seemed perfect at first. Just a long, relaxing evening by the fire, watching the ball drop and reading and playing games in our pajamas. This plan entertained our 6-year-old for about…

Giant 3D Snowflakes

I fell into the trap. At the start of the school year, my daughter's school held an open house, and her very wise kindergarten teacher put out volunteer sign up sheets for events throughout the year. I had to sign…