Category Archives: Projects

LANTERN SPINNING

This year for our home school lantern walk, we made paper mache lanterns.  We blew up balloons, then covered them with colored tissue and crepe paper, which had been dipped in a water and glue mixture.  After they were dry … Continue reading

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NEEDLE FELTING MAGIC

I wanted to make a keepsake gift for our coming baby and decided to design this blanket.  I bought a soft merino wool blanket and needle felted the design onto it. Needle felting is a process where wool roving (or … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

My great grandmother made each of her 14 great grandchildren a felt pieced stocking. Each one was came from a kit, but was hand stitched, embellished with beads and sequins. These served as an inspiration for my own children’s stockings. … Continue reading

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DYEING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

It’s dyeing day at our house and the colors are inspired by Saint Valentine’s Day.  The palette: hot colors, shades of love: pinks, corals, and peaches.  Into the pot go old faded shirts, uninspiring shades of pillow cases and some … Continue reading

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FELT FLOWERS

My newest obsession: felted flowers!  I made these pincushions for Christmas gifts in  December and fell in love with felt.  I love the soft earthy texture of real 100% wool felt.  I love how it feels to cut and work … Continue reading

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NEW BLUE NIGHTIES

For Christmas I made two flannel nightgowns for my four year old.  One was for her, and a matching one was for her rag doll, Charlotte.  Brilliant, I thought, when I came up with the idea.  Sofia has had mostly … Continue reading

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UNASSUMING OBJECTS

Why is it that when I see a piece of bare wood, it calls out “paint me”? Not just “paint me” a simple color, but “decorate me… elaborately and colorfully”. This not only happens with wood or furniture, but with … Continue reading

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A NEEDLE AND THREAD

These days I find myself returning to simple forms of creative expression. As a child I learned to embroider and cross stitch. I would spend hours in the craft store looking over the colorful pallet of threads, painstakingly deciding which … Continue reading

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