Category Archives: Sewing

Handwork: A Is For Apple

The toy carrots were so popular that I thought we’d continue with a food theme as Bull learns the letters of the alphabet.  Since we’re learning the vowels before the consonants the next fruit to make was obviously an apple! … Continue reading

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Handwork: C is for Carrot

  This was a relatively easy project aside from my hand getting sore from the hole punch! Materials: one sheet of orange felt green or orange yarn (I used green so our carrots could have tops.) scissors hole punch large … Continue reading

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Handwork or Getting The Children To Make Their Own Toys!

One of the challenges of homeschooling is finding ways to help everyone learn that don’t involve everyone having separate lessons.  Of course some things do need to be separate because different children have different needs and are at different levels, … Continue reading

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A Quick And Easy Dress For Mouse (Tutorial)

Mouse keeps growing and growing and I’m left scrambling to keep her in dresses ( it doesn’t help that she is a “full steam ahead” kind of a kid and it hard on clothes)! The other week I went fabric … Continue reading

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This and That

It’s another beautiful evening. The children are playing on the sidewalk in front of the house, S is off at a bike race, and Jack and I are on the front porch enjoying the evening. I’m just musing over the … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Activities

With the temperature soaring to over 100 degrees we are sticking close to home today. I actually talked S into taking the car rather than riding his bike to work today! F and Su went out to ride bikes for … Continue reading

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The Floor and My Brain

During these days after J’s birth, my friend L and I have been concentrating on organizing and purging the house. When we moved here almost two years ago, I purged a lot of things rather than move them, and have … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping With Su

Last week we made a decision to move Su into our bedroom and us into the office. As part of this project I decided to take Su shopping for curtain fabric. The little room used to be a sun-porch so … Continue reading

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Creating: Quiet Space

When S and I were first getting to know each other we got to talking one day about house design and the things we would look for in a home: a big kitchen, lots of space for entertaining and (I … Continue reading

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Help! My Fabric Is Taking Over!

As you can see the one thing I haven’t managed to organize in my latest round of de-cluttering and simplifying is my sewing stuff. I’ve cut back on the amount of fabric I keep around several times and have that … Continue reading

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