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A Crooked Little Smile

A crooked little smile gives a lot of character and my niece has no lack of character. She just had her second birthday, and I used the occasion to have fun sewing her a dainty doll with big hair and…

On Catching Words or Why I Write

I’ve always thought that writing can be very brave or very stupid. There’s some blunt honesty for you… Words can weight down or lift up. Words, words, and more words heap on top of each other. It can be so…

All Fall Down

My 4 year old stacked up these blocks today. When I saw it, I was fixated, staring. I could look at nothing else. I could relate. It’s way out of whack. The pieces lie crooked and many in the wrong…

Peg People

My husband’s family is big. At this picture’s taking, we numbered 32. There’s more of us now. I don’t know how many. Maybe 36? I don’t know where I come up with my crafting ideas. I can probably blame a…

A Basket

Yes, I’m one of those people that are obsessed with organization. I love these practical little baskets. I want to hang them on the walls of the school room for art supplies or on doorknobs for catchalls. Some will end…

Flutter By

This summer we raised some butterflies The scientific observations were numerous. The most prolific ones were about the amazing volume of poop caterpillars produce. It really is noteworthy. The webbing, skin shedding, eating, and hardening to chrysalises are impressive too….

Monogram

When we bought our house we got a warehouse with a lot of… stuff… in it. I call it stuff because my husband doesn’t like it when I use the word “junk.” Among all of this stuff there are some…

Bird

Birds. Their joy, flight, trilling songs, and bright eyes make a compelling nature study. This project comes from our love of learning about them and observing them. My kids have been playing with the crochet birds, nests, and eggs recreating…

Easter Garden

Our kid’s chatted as they worked with their hands in the dirt. “Does the Bible really say that Jesus was on the cross in the middle?” “Who were on the other two crosses?” “I know who died on the cross….

Humble Pie

From when my internet wouldn’t work: My kitchen is so well floured that I don’t think anything in there will ever stick to anything else again. Marathon pie making with the kids is exhausting but so good for us all….