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Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Pinwheels!

You can make your own! Avery’s birthday is a month from now and, since a month in our house is really only two weeks, I’m starting to think about her party. The day after last year’s Care Bear fiesta she started talking about her Thomas birthday party and has been waiting ever so patiently for it to happen ever since.

I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with creative Thomas themed ideas that won’t require me to spend a fortune at Party City. The cheapest Thomas pinata costs twenty bucks? Yikes! That will just make me grouchy watching it sit around until recycling day.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Fun For Everypony

What kind of mischief do toys get into at your house?  They’re all over the place here.  Everywhere you turn there’s a pony.  Turn down the sheets?  Pony.  Put on a shoe?  Pony.  Turn on the lamp?  Pony.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012

My Curtain!

I didn’t adequately supervise the installation and so it’s not actually hanging where it was intended to go but I like it!  I’ll just have to be a little smarter about how I use the remaining three napkins to make the other curtain.  I guess this next one will have to be more authentically patchwork.  I just don’t have that much material left to work with but have a whole other window to cover.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Quick Brown Fox

So get this. You know where you get typewriter ribbon? Amazon.  That’s right.  It took like two days and here I am with enough typewriter ribbon for six bucks to last a lifetime.  A lifetime!  Eight spools!  Can I tell you how thrilled I am that I didn’t have to drive to Essex (twice) to find it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, March 30th, 2012

Spring Break? Yes, Please!

My viewing selections for tonight include two old episodes of 30 Rock, two episodes of Jacques and Julia Cooking At Home and two episodes of The Golden Girls because it’s been that kind of day.  Emotionally I feel a little stretched a little thin.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sewing With Kids :: The Candy Bolster

Inspired by a birthday gift me and Chase have been really exploring sewing.  This is an easy project that we took from an idea in Chase’s head, to a sketch, to a finished product in a single nap time.  It’s supposed to look like a hard candy.  The kind wrapped in cellophane with the twisted and fluted edges.  It’s a nice simple first project.  A good place to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, February 20th, 2012

Pretty Things

I spent most of the weekend totally wiped out by a terrible virus but felt so much better today that I treated myself to a short outing.  I found a couple of sweet and tiny things that followed me home.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays

Was Monday that day it was rainy?  I can’t remember anymore.  Whatever day that was we worked on a bunch of projects to keep busy.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Just A Thought

Today I listened to most of a segment on the Diane Rehm Show with the author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter.  I’ve fallen way off the Disney wagon slowly but surely.  I have been broken down.  Broken.  Anyway, I liked listening to the show and what particularly resonated with me was the point that it’s not princess it’s not even Disney so much as the commercialization and sexualization of girls that goes along with it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Christmas Crafts

After dinner we glued styrofoam balls onto toilet paper tubes.  I saw something somewhere that inspired me.  The problem is that all I can remember is that I thought I could recreate is using toilet paper tubes and styrofoam balls.  That’s it.  I should have taken a picture.

So tomorrow when they’re dry we’ll work on the faces and clothing them with bits of felt.  We’ll see what we come up with.  Then we just have to find some place to set them up on display.  It’s a week until T-day and then it’s full on unapologetic Christmas!  Tiny tinsel tree will make its appearance in short order.

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