Category Archives: Handmade

sewing for my paints

I made a roll for my brushes that I take when we go places.  Usually they go in a big box with everything in it, that keeps them well taken cared for.  But this time, I needed something a lot lighter. … Continue reading

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France, Paris : The Eiffel Tower

We read the Night of the New Magicians (#35 Magic Tree House series) when we started our studies of France.  This is why we studied Louis Pasteur, together with other scientists. Here I’m sharing what we did to study the … Continue reading

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making : fabric + zippers + paper + wood… oh my!

There’s been lots of making in preparation of our trip this summer.  It’s funny, because I don’t really think we need anything made for it, but it is a such a great reason to search and do make something special for … Continue reading

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making : pencil (or anything) case

After I made the passport wallet and learned to sew a zipper, I wanted to zipper up everything else.  My husband and my kids were right!  Watch out you fabric.   Luckily it was a long weekend (Mark was home), we … Continue reading

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making : passport wallet (with a zipper!)

Browsing Pinterest for any fun travel sewing (something fun to saw for our summer trip) I found a lot of ideas for passport wallets.  In all of our travels I’ve always just put the passports with a rubber band in … Continue reading

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making : pencil roll

A while back Siena asked me to make her a new pencil case.  The one I made her few years ago, was always too big for the pencils.  So she put two pencils per slot, which was OK, unless she … Continue reading

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gnome and fairy playing

There’s been lots of making and playing with new creatures and new friends.  Inside and outside, depending on what the weather dictates. Some felt houses I made in the winter and some new teepees that can be moved when needed. … Continue reading

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this week in my kitchen :: blog hop

I’m playing along with Heather from Beauty That Moves sharing photos of our kitchen this week. “A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home.” Dinner with friends.  A simple couscous, salmon, asparagus and pork chops. Pork Lo Mein. I’m not … Continue reading

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making : linens summer quilt

For years now, I’ve been collecting linens.  I have lots of linens from my mom. Some she has made, others from my Omi.  And others are from even someone else special. But every time I see a kitchen towel or a … Continue reading

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last week…

Yes, last week was full. Last week… … continuing with our World Unit, we started studying The Impressionists painters of France.  Lots of fun activities. … Lucas went to the pool to play while Siena had practice. … Siena had … Continue reading

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