Here are the instructions on how to make this angel. Fold (# 50 PAGES) front and (#50 PAGES) back — by taking the bottom right hand corner and folding in half with the right hand corner touching the spine. The back pages will be folded with the book open, so folds go towards back. The [...]
Be helpful (helful). A sign of your creativity? When you give us candy, and ice cream. Another good tip? Let us make our own calendars. And especially — show your appreciation for origami.
It seems all I have time for this last few weeks of school, is to snap this picture. I’ve been admiring this gardening “accident” for a few days now. This was a happy accident…we planted some peony bushes a few years back in pure white. And then last year, as the peony bush grew so [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
He asked me to buy him some wrapping paper so that he could build these huge Origami Cranes. So, I hung them from the ceiling, right along with the hanging Advent Calendar. Having these cranes makes me feel as if I am the richest woman on the planet.
For weeks now, he has been squirreled away in his little room in the basement, under the stairs, coming up only to sharpen a colored pencil. (There was this period in-between his trips to the pencil sharpener, when I noticed a pile of brown dust dropping onto the floor, and opened the cabinet to find [...]
They’re irresistible. Those tiny little pieces that only little fingers can seem to manage, that have the power to create — not just anything — as each piece is specifically angled, with a certain amount of hollow places to serve a specific purpose, like a links in a chain, to create some creation that was [...]
This time I printed on burlap, and used more of Grandma’s buttons. I might post another picture after the burlap is all flattened out and ironed — it there’s time!
Spanning 16 feet, the Advent Calendar is dangling in the windows in the kitchen. Tags were spray painted red, Numbered with chalk. White lunch bags were stuffed with a variety of little things. Santa Jokes, treats A printable calendar from Scout Creative, A build-your-own Santa Toy An origami Christmas tree was attahced to each bag, [...]
The dining room is covered with scraps of muslin, stray threads and lint. These little fuzzies are the enemy of the sewing machine, I’m just now learning. This all started with one little boy’s wish for me to make him a frog. My mom’s sewing machine, now mine, has been sitting unused here for almost [...]
When it comes to comfort food, nothing tops a hot pot pie, fresh out of the oven. When I was a kid, pot pies came in boxes and were stored in the freezer. And they took forever to cook — 45 minutes. Now that I’ve read the ingredient label, I can’t bring myself to serving [...]