My 11-year-old asked for two things this Christmas, a new enclosure for her bunny, and this sewing kid from Klutz: In the past we have had alternating success with these craft kits. Some have a been a big hit and others still remain in their box, unused. This particular kit, I am pleased to report, … Continue reading Sewing for Kids
I recently listened to the audio book version of this novel that investigates why Dutch kids were ranked the happiest in the world in Unicef's 2013 report. Out of the 29 richest Industrialized nations included in the report, the United States ranked 26th. The report included analyses of many different factors including teen pregnancy, drug … Continue reading Are Dutch Kids Happier?
Pyrography, or wood-burning, as it is most often called these days, is the use of a hot metal-tipped tool to create marks on wood. Similar to a soldering iron and available at craft stores, you can get one of these nifty devices for as low as $10-$15. I have this one, which I purchased at … Continue reading Adventures in Wood-burning
Why everybody should paint something black.
I spent the later 2/3 of 2017 working on checking off bucket list items. It has been a much better process for me than making resolutions. Sadly, I have not yet achieved "regular blogging" status, something I strive for mostly as a way to chronicle and preserve our days. I have made progress, though, and … Continue reading I (finally) Made a Quilt!