Month: May 2010

Seashell Necklace

A.’s handmade seashell necklace :).. I added a large needle at the end of the embroidery thread to make it easier for A. to thread the beads. I added the round wooden bead on top of the seashell, then A. decided she would put 7 more wooden beads along each side of the necklace. Read more…

Sensory Bin: Shells Ahoy!

We made some seashell sailboats today :).. all we needed were some seashells with a tiny bit of modelling clay to hold the twigs, and a grocery bag sail. Lots of fun but they are quite sensitive, and often sink… I think we need bigger shells! Oh how I wish we lived by the seashore!! […] Read more…

Nature Treasure Pouch

A. is always picking up treasures when we go for walks, so I knew a treasure pouch was needed :). Last night I came across this pattern for a nature pouch, so I let A. pick out some material and an applique design, and I put together this sweet little pouch for her. Can’t wait […] Read more…

Handmade picnic blanket

I’ve finally made myself a picnic blanket :)… I’ve been thinking about making one since last year. I came across this simple tutorial on how to make a waterproof one. I really had my heart set on this denim one made from old jeans but I don’t have enough pairs of jeans yet, so hopefully […] Read more…

Beachcomber Dress

As soon as I saw this dress on Ruffles and Stuff I knew I wanted to make one :). So simple yet beautiful. I used a men’s size large tshirt that I bought from the dollarstore, and used almost all of it to make the dress. Actually it’s more like a shirt on A., and […] Read more…

Suncatcher

A. and I made a suncatcher 🙂 I had a hard time getting a clear picture of it in the window but it looks nice. Here it is on our wall. Here’s how we made it: We put white craft glue on a recycled lid, then hole punched different colours of construction paper and sprinkled […] Read more…

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