I’m feeling a little emotional today as the thought of the girls going off to school all day becomes real.
You see, last year Nola and Kira were in a half-day kindergarten class. We have spent the afternoon together playing, making, reading, swinging, being... And now my sweet Curly Birds will be at school until 3.
While I convince myself that I’m looking forward to more ‘me’ time. Here are a few back-to-school crafts my Curly Birds love:
A few weeks ago we headed west to Three Creeks Farm for shearing day. It was a beautiful yet chilly spring day on the small farm.
While it was a busy day, I felt relaxed being in the countryside and I loved the sense of community with the other folks who came to help.
We all brought food to share and the girls ran free as we watched the sheep being sheared and then picked the fleece.
The latest edition of Action Pack is available for download today and it is filled with crafts, experiments, recipes and adventures all relating to WATER.
I created a wet-felting tutorial for the issue. Other projects that the girls and I want to try include experiments with water tension, ice lanterns, salt from sea water, and making natural water colors.
Well this is exciting - Disney asked me to be a contributing blogger to their site, Spoonful. From now on you can find me 3 days a week at Spoonful. I hope to add lots of crafts and fun projects for kids to make and do.
My first craft is up on Spoonful - it is a fairy tea set. I'm all about tea parties this week. I made Nola and Kira each an acorn tea set and gave it to them for Valentine's (the one pictured is Nola's.) The girls, of course, loved their tea sets and immediately started pouring their little jars of love into the acorn tea cups.
Happy Valentine’s to you!
Now these hearts are sewed with pretty embroidery silk and lightly stuffed.
On Valentine's morning, I like to hide little hearts in unexpected places and left the girls find little lovin's as they get ready for school.
A little sneak peak at my new crown design...
And the strap is made of the most luxurious mossy green velvet ribbon that I could find.
I am auctioning it off and all the proceeds will benefit the families in Newtown, CT. More details next week...