Category: Crafts
fall collage with pre-k

Last month I read a ton of fall books with the two pre-k classes. After we finished our stories we made these fall collages one week.

I found this tree coloring page online and tweaked the size to make it just right. Then I put piles of cut-up construction paper at the tables and let the kids go to town with crayons, glue sticks, and the paper.

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Halloween has come and gone, and it was so awesome this year. We also got a ton of mileage out of Hannah’s homemade costume this year. I love this cow.

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After spending last weekend in DC, Hannah and I dropped Adam off at the train station so he could come back to NYC for work. But I’d decided a couple of months before that it would be really fun for Hannah and me to go away together for a few days during her spring break. A mommy/daughter trip.

So, we (I) decided to drive from Washington to Lancaster county in PA. After a morning running around DC together, we hopped in the car and set off.

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steampunkdoodles

I’ve been on a fabric shopping spree lately. With spring’s arrival, inspiration has been everywhere. I’ve been doodling, sketching quilts, pinning color palettes, and craving new fabrics for my stash.

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Other posts on this quilt: Rainbow Strip Quilt Pt. 1, Rainbow Strip Quilt Pt. 2.

I’ve finished the quilting on this one! I love it, and I tried something new. I was poking around some quilting tutorials and came across some of Angela Walters’ excellent videos on All People Quilt. She’s just so relaxed and encouraging, and she promoted the idea of keeping things loose and just going for it. I liked that, so I gave it a try. This was kind of inspired by her paisley design, but I’m obviously not as deft with it as she is.

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I love them! I tweaked my old design and ordered a batch from Spoonflower. Also, can we talk about the improvements to my photo skills in the last three years? I swear, sometimes I toy with the idea of taking down all my ancient posts, but they remind me of my evolution. In so many ways.

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birthdaydough

For Hannah’s party favors last weekend, I made homemade playdough to go with a party-themed cookie cutter (teapot) and a kid-sized rolling pin. She’s kind of just starting to pay attention to the real Play Doh, and I thought learning to make it at home would be smart. She’s putting a lot of stuff in her mouth these days, and while the homemade stuff does not taste good (so. much. salt), at least I know exactly what’s in it. You can also kind of control the texture at home!

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birthdaywhoopies

You guys, we just had the best weekend! Hannah turned two on Saturday, and we had her birthday party at Coco Beans Play Cafe, a local indoor play space that we just love. We did a “Tea for Two” theme since it was her second birthday, so it was all finger foods and tea-inspired goodies.

I could not be more over the moon with how her party went, and with how much fun she had.

Adam took all of the party photos, so I don’t have those to post yet. But in the meantime, here is some of the prep that went into the party (we did all the food prep ourselves). I’ll post some of these recipes this week.

I made more of these sensational whoopie pies.

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It was time to take a little break from the Rainbow Strip Quilt, which is currently in limbo while I wait for the new quilt labels I designed and ordered from Spoonflower. My sewing machine has been growing dust lately while I finish my web design course and get ready for someone’s second birthday.

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I never, ever posted this quilt I made for Hannah for Christmas. It’s time I remedied that!

sherbetpips1Okay, actually this ended up being a New Year’s quilt since I didn’t actually finish it until December 30th. Remember grass? I’d forgotten about it under all the snow we got in January and February.

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