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Summer 2011

Summer 2011
Sewn Egg Chick Tutorial by Kata Golda Making lots of eggs and some baskets for spring, I came up with the egg chick because something felt egg with a cute face...looked like Humpty Dumpty. A chicken, that was a bigger here is the egg chick. Just the perfect size for little hands to hold, to slip in a bag when needing to bring along a little toy, to give as a gift. Materials Pattern Template Felt of assorted colors 6 ply brown embroidery floss 6 ply orange embroidery floss 6 ply embroidery floss to match felt Needle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Accessories You will need a nice petal which can be any color, but many choose green. You will need a clip, needle, thread and some nice gems to brighten up your hair accessory. This will only take you about 10 to 20 minutes to complete and then you are done, so make sure that you leave some time for yourself for this project. Paper button flowers are great and you will love them. You can use these for hairpins or just to decorate your clothing. You may need about 20 minutes to make these and then you can use them for whatever you like.

Tic Tac Toe Photography by Michael Alberstat It’s easy for kids to get restless during long (or even short) car rides. Luckily, it’s easy to keep them occupied with simple DIYs, such as this travel-friendly version of tic-tac-toe. With just a few inexpensive and easy-to-find materials that you likely already have in your house, a parent or older sibling can put together this cute and colourful magnetic game that little ones will adore.

Miniature Village Little buildings. Big fun! Our grandchildren spent countless hours playing with Brio(TM) and Thomas & Friends(TM) wooden trains. Knitting Stitch Patterns Knitted in a multiple of 10 sts + 2 and a 10-row repeat. Row 1 (Right side): K2, * yo, ssk, k4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk. Row 2 and all wrong rows: Purl all sts. Row 3: K2, * yo, k1, ssk, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk. Row 5: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk. Free Printable Kids' Busy Bags The Activity Mom Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun Get Our Activities by Email

How to DIY Stylish Lace Earrings Looking for a fashionable look this Summer? Try lace! I am an addictive to lave and so happy to find this DIY lacey project to share with you! It’s bright and fresh to match with dress, you can try different patterns with this technique. These little accessories can be great gifts, or a special addition for you to wear on your special day. Let’s try! {Guest Post} Ten Playful Free Printables for Kids Next in our series of guest posts (as I finish the work on our Fun at Home with Kids book) is the lovely Kate from Picklebums. I first fell in love with Kate's site when I saw her free printable hexicards (below), but two of my other favorite posts of hers are her gorgeous post on chalk and loose parts and her amazingly fun looking sludge! Be sure to visit Kate's site - you will LOVE it!

Rainbow Ice Tower Excavation It has actually been hot here in Seattle (GASP!) the past few days, so we decided it was time for some good old fashioned ice play. In times past, I have always gone the simple route and just frozen a toy or two in ice. It's ALWAYS a hit. DIY Portable LEGO Kit with 24 Free Printable Activity Cards Now that it's not pitch dark around dinner time anymore (thank you, summer!!!), we've been going out to dinner more often. I usually pack a few things for S to play with while we wait for our food, and with it being LEGO week and all - I was inspired to put this together. S looooves it.