Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Days and Pollywogs

 About two weeks ago my husband rescued ( yea rescued.) polliwogs from a ditch that was just about dried up, and since we have Rescue fish why not Rescue polliwogs!!  actually I had been bugging him to take us on a polliwog hunt because I wanted some frogs and or toads. Thus the rescue wogs!
  But this has turned into such a fun thing to do with Claire for summer school, we are looking at one weekly ( we catch it out of the pond I'm sure it's not the same one every week.) and then we look at it with a magnifying glass to see what's different about it and do a journal page! She loves it and so does my niece. Oh I love when things turn out as planned! and the big excitement will be finding out if it's a Frog or a Toad! 
Have a Toadally  Awesome Day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New to drawing and Dimensions

I started taking a drawing class and I love it, although it can be pretty challenging. I guess I never looked at things so Closely before, it's really amazing, and beautiful. Now if I can only learn to draw what I see...  Oh I will be soooooo happy!

Are you doing anything that you have always wanted to do?

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Paper Experiments

 I've been trying a few things with paper, lately it's casting. It can be fun and it can be frustrating.. I tried making a bowl ( 3 times.) and all three times it failed. Stuck to the glass.. But have been doing molds and am loving it. My only problem is having the patience to wait until it's completely dry! This is my fish I've been working on. Isn't he cute and whimsical!! I just noticed I need to finish his eye.
 I love using glitter glue can you tell! It makes everything whimsical, I used blue and pink paper, the paper he is on is also homemade. Now I have to figure out what I want to do with him. Should I put him on a card or make a picture with him.... decisions, decisions..

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Drying Flowers

There's nothing more enjoyable than walking around in our gardens in the morning with a cup of coffee and taking in all the sights and sounds. Today as I was enjoying my walk I took note of some flowers I wanted to dry for future projects. Virginia Blue Bells ( I had never dried before but didn't they turn out nice!) some Forget Me Not's, and wild Violets. I started trying to dry flowers I think around 10 or so, with a shoe box full of sand. I don't remember if it worked or not but drying flowers has always fascinated me.  What is something you've tried off and on since you were a child that has always fascinated you?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Loom Weaving Class

Last Saturday I spent the afternoon at the local art studio taking a loom weaving class. It was so relaxing and enjoyable, although I would have liked to have been able to pick a color, this was alright as it's my husbands favorite so I knew right away I would make it for him.

I loved using the shuttle and learning to use 2 of the peddles. I did enjoy it but it seems like a lot to set up a loom and  I think I would get terribly bored after the excitement wore off. I have to be careful when deciding which things ( hobbies, crafts, etc.) to pursue as I do tend to get bored with it after awhile.  I enjoyed learning how to make this scarf but I am not going to go out and get a loom, and will probably not weave again for a long while. But isn't my model handsome?!? What is something you tried and enjoyed but probably wont pursue?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Letters anyone?

 I've been busy making cards, and some home made paper. Seems a shame to not be able to use it..

As you know I've started a letter writing group and would really like a few more people to exchange letters with, would any of my blogger friends be interested? If so just send me an email ( it's in my profile.)  Hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

One foot on the floor

We got a pedestal table set about two years ago. With a pedestal table you don't have four legs to keep the top from moving a little, therefore a problem was created that I'm not sure why, I know how,...the table top wobbled a little ( which my DH tightened.) but the phobia had already presented itself, from that point on Claire would not  sit anywhere without being able to put at least one foot on the floor. I think she thought the chair had something to do with the wobble, I tried to show her as she hung onto the edge of the table with both arms and hands for dear life, that the chair didn't wobble and dad was fixing the wobble in the table, no amount of reasoning with her was working, so ,now whenever we sit at said table Claire keeps one foot on the floor. I felt so bad about this, wishing she could just relax and not be so afraid...but I wasn't even sure what she was afraid of, falling? movement?  All this because of a table ?  It also made me take notice of some other things that I knew went on but didn't think much of, always shutting doors if left open, where people sit at the table, little routines that she has. They aren't bad habits or routines, just the way things kind of run around here. It got me thinking about routines, for awhile we didn't have a put in stone routine, my mom was living with us for awhile and things changed almost daily, but now we are back into a routine, morning , evening, bedtime..  and today ....Claire sat at the table without her one foot grounded to the floor. Is it because of a routine? more self confidence? I'll never know but I'm so happy to see her relaxed and animated in what  conversation she contributes at the table, maybe one day she'll tell me what that was all about, but more likely not. and that's okay.