Sewing for Kids

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


Adventures in Wood-burning

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

Sarah’s Meatballs

I love Italian food, but I'm picky about meatballs. I have never found a store-bought meatball that I like, so I always make them from scratch. After messing around with many recipes, here is my favorite so far: Preheat oven to 350, cover a baking sheet with parchment, if desired.  1 pound of meatball mix … Continue reading Sarah’s Meatballs

We made Slime!

Lucy has been wanting to do this for awhile and we finally got around to it today. It was perfect rainy day fun and super easy! First, mix 6 Tablespoons of water with 1 Tablespoon of Borax and mix well until dissolved.  Next, in a separate bowl, mix 1 Tablespoon of white "school glue" with … Continue reading We made Slime!