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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….

Giraffe

When I decide to make up a new amigurami animal it takes me a while to figure out what style to make it in. Should it have a huge head, somewhat realistic proportions, or should I humanize it by, for…

Baby Sweater

While I didn’t design this sweater, I did find it way too cute to pass up making it at the first excuse. For the gray bit I used Simply Soft yarn and for the multicolor I used a skein of…

Flower Earrings

This may be one of the dorkiest things I’ve ever made but I don’t really mind. Indroducing, crocheted flower earrings. They are a little like wearing doilies which is super cool. These are at my store now if you’d like to…

Notes

There are times that I absolutely love being the one that gets to teach my kids. Of course there are other less pleasant moments, like spending bleary eyed hours amassing the equivalent to a science curriculum that will actually captivate…

Treadle

For the last few years I have been fixing up vintage sewing machines and using them. A dream of mine was to someday own a treadle machine. Meet my new, very old, machine. It is a 1927 Singer class 66…