Summer Camp Pillow

 
Summer Camp Pillow
Emma leaves for summer camp on Sunday. Her first time, if you don’t count the two camping trips she’s gone on with her school, which were short and heavily chaperoned by parent friends who were a cell phone call away. This one is 4 days, and about an hour away. A perfect starter one (for me as much as for her).READ MORE

Around here

 

The sunlight is changing our daily living space inside as well as outside. Peter and I have been fantasy shopping for a house (an emphasis on fantasy, because, really, who are we kidding??), but truth be told, things are feeling kind of nice around here these days. The yard is getting weeded and cleaned, and I’m doing my usual knick-knack-move-around the house this week- which is what I do when I don’t know what to do, but want to do something creative (do you follow? am I alone in doing this?). I feel like I’m close to bursting with new ideas for things to sew and knit and make, but knowing it can’t happen all at once, I’m trying to figure out how to pace myself, or bottle up this incredible enthusiasm and give myself a little dab behind the ears every few days.  Because, then, I figure, it actually stands a chance of happening.

 
A good place to start…a little water and wool therapy this morning. Felted rocks. Not quite dry, and I have more to make. So fun to make.
*I wanted to add that those terrariums in the first shot (or our family variation with what we had here at the house, those are quirky little glass vases we found in the basement) were made a few weeks ago, around the same time the Stephanie posted about terrariums on 3191. Make these with your kids, they are so easy and fun, made even more exciting when they actually thrive and grow!

Girl Scout Friendship Pins

Girl Scout Friendship Pins
Brownie girls, that is.  They made friendship pins to send to our penpals in Colorado (Jessica, don’t look, they are in the mail).  I love how completely old school they are.  Did you guys make these in the 80’s?  Who out there still has one pinned to an old denim jacket from high school?  Our 3rd graders just loved these and did such a good job of making them, a very successful project.  We picked Girl Scout, Brownie, and Trefoil patterns from here, there are more patterns here, more patterns everywhere if you google friendship pins.READ MORE