Category Archives: Crafts

Written on Nov, 15, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment

Well, I definitely think that I am going to leave this whole Pinterest planning thing as a feature of my blog only. I would have loved to make it a linky, but as you can see I’m not too good at posting on a schedule anymore. Life, and a really crappy internet connection, seem to just prevent me from blogging …

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Product: Art Projects (Paper Jungle in the style of Henri Rousseau) Company: See the Light Price: 14.99US$ per project DVD or 99.99US$ for complete set of 9 projects Way back, many moons ago, I spent a couple semesters of college focusing on fine arts. While drawing, painting and sculpting were fun, my absolutely favourite subject was art history. I adored …

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Written on Jun, 18, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks challenging myself to go way out of my comfort zone and take an Intro to Art course from Coursera. Yes, I took fine arts for a year and a half in college, but it was hard on my self-esteem being nothing more than mediocre. I put away the art supplies and hid them …

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Written on Mar, 05, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

I tend to start a lot of things, but finish very few. I started this sweater a very long time ago, likely at about the time Soule Mama made this post and I fell in love. I painstakingly hunted high and low for the perfect wool and worked quickly to knit the sweater up within a week or two. However, …

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Written on Apr, 07, 2012 by in , , | Leave a comment

Well, if you are like me, you are probably on Pinterest (or at least facebook) and you’ve probably seen these beautifully coloured boiled eggs that retain their colour after they are peeled (I’d share a picture but you know, copyrights and all…oh, wait, I’m a genius (or something) here’s my google search). I was given the instructions to boil eggs, …

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If there is something that we have a lot of in Cape Breton it is rocky beaches. While the kids were too ill this week to walk on the beach, we were able to complete an art project using some of our previously collected rocks. Here’s our bit of youtube inspiration: Here are our finished projects: My creation. The rock …

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Written on May, 29, 2011 by in | 2 Comments.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know my little girl better as her temperament has improved greatly and she has enough focus to be able to sit down and work on projects or have a conversation without whining or arguing. She’s certainly a very creative little one, full of imagination and style. She’s always …

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I can barely believe it, but it’s true, Christmas is coming yet again. In attempt to keep the man with the big white beard out of our lives as much as possible and keep to meaning of Christmas sacred I try to do something special with the children for Advent. Last year Liam and I did some scripture reading together …

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Written on Oct, 03, 2010 by in , | 3 Comments.

Well, girls, I didn’t get my sweater finished last week. My husband is going back to work this week so we’ve been preparing for that by totally rearranging the two living rooms (homeschooling rooms) to see if we could add more purpose to the rooms and then in the evening we’ve been watching indie movies/documentaries on Netflix (anyone have good …

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Written on Sep, 26, 2010 by in , | 3 Comments.

I hope that you have all had a wonderful week. The weather has been absolutely perfect for crafting again here. At the beginning of the month I quite enjoyed the cooler wet weather but right now we actually all have a bit of cabin fever so crafting has been especially hard. Between the fighting and trying to keep the kids …

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