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Cassi
Interests: my kids, my pets, sewing, embroidery, Norah Jones, children's books, crochet, homeschool, bird watching, learning to speak Spanish, historical fiction, Bach, the internet and computers, Buddhism, art history, vintage bird figurines, used bookstores, Mexican food, fabric stores, crafting, vintage linens and dishware, organizing, gardening, weekend trips, David Sedaris, pink and brown, grammar books, Satie, old Czech wall pockets, Jack Johnson, the Sims, holidays, key lime pie, Mexican beer, swanky swigs, blue and green, flea markets, heart rocks, nature journaling, Kwan Yin, scrapbooking
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Year after year I am amazed at the variety of creative and beautiful advent calendars you all come up with. I've been doing advent calendar round-ups every year and these are my choices this year. Some are as easy as... Continue reading
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I made this egg carton wreath for a tutorial on The Crafty Crow but thought I would share a link here too. It's one of those crafts that adults can enjoy just as much as kids and maybe even a little bit more. The egg cartons take some time to cut up so I do that on a separate occasion - like while watching The Walking Dead - and then the rest of the project goes a lot faster. I took my inspiration from this vintage plate that I love. I only have this one piece but I always hope to find more on one of my thrift shop visits. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bella Dia
Thanks so much, Pam! I'm really enjoying using them and making them!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Round Crocheted Placemats at Bella Dia
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Here's a fun idea that can keep kids busy while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking. All you need are markers and white feathers to make these fancy feathers found at Babble Dabble Do. Continue reading
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A Faithful Attempt shows you how to make this beautiful turkey with coffee filter feathers. Continue reading
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Here's a great turkey craft for preschoolers from I Heart Crafty Things. Click over to get the directions to make this cute cupcake liner turkey that has feathers stamped with a cardboard tube. Continue reading
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I think this child-drawn turkey is the cutest! Visit A Faithful Attempt to see more and how to direct this lesson for your own kiddos. Continue reading
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Find out how to make these pine cone owls at WhiMsy Love. There's also directions to make pine cone hedgehogs. Continue reading
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Make It Your Own shares a good way kids can be involved in setting your Thanksgiving table with this fingerprint place card tutorial. Continue reading
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I'm happy to share these beautiful thankful crafts that would be a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving decor. Besides being a sweet peek into the minds of your kids, thankful crafts are a good way to remind them of the... Continue reading
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The theme for this month as part of the Netflix #StreamTeam is friendship. Building friendships is an important skill in our children's lives. Learning to accept differences and celebrating similarities, empathy, and solving problems as a team, are all things... Continue reading
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I'm in love with these beautiful peg turkeys at We Bloom Here. As soon as I saw them I wanted to make them, a whole group of them actually! Using watercolors brings out the grain in the wood and it's... Continue reading
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Dahlhart Lane has a simple tutorial on how to make a Pilgrim hat and bonnet, so cute! Continue reading
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You'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving keepsake that includes your child's writing with these two bunting ideas at Make It Your Own. Continue reading
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Paper chain garland in colors to look like seasonal corn are just one element of creating an adorable Thanksgiving kids table. See all the ideas and instructions at Fiskars. Continue reading
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I recently organized my yarn stash and in an effort to use some of it up, I started crocheting these round placemats. There's no rhyme or reason to my color choices, I'm just choosing colors that I like together. I want to have a whole stack so everyone can pick their favorite. The yarns are all acrylic so they'll be easy to throw in the wash and I also won't freak if food gets on them. I think they look pretty on my newly painted table also. The double crochet ones work up pretty fast but the single crochet seems to take forever and are harder to keep flat the further out you get. I was also thinking that a whole blanket of large, squared off circles would look pretty cool too. Check out what I've been pinning to my crochet Pinterest boards if you want to see what is inspiring me lately. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Bella Dia
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I can't resist saving egg cartons so I thought I'd make a fall wreath to put a few of them to good use. If you haven't made an egg carton wreath you really must give it a try. They make... Continue reading
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cardboard, paint and feather turkey via Fem Manuals cardboard roll and feather turkey via Cakies coffee filter turkey craft via Buggy and Buddy peg doll turkey via Sugar Lander egg carton turkey via Buzzmills texture turkey via Scrapbook.com Continue reading
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This free placemat printable at Martha Stewart is perfect for your Thanksgiving kids table or as an activity while dinner is cooking. Continue reading
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Grab some coffee filters and markers and you have all you need to make this fun coffee filter feather garland at Pentel. Continue reading
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Jacks and Kate has a tutorial on how to make miniature Pilgrim hat piñatas that would be so cute to give to everyone at Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading
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This beautiful garland is made by painting pressed leaves with gold paint. Get the rest of the tutorial details at Julep. Continue reading
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Crafting Connections shares how to make a lovely autumn leaf wreath with pressed leaves. Continue reading
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Although this tutorial isn't written for kids, I believe it would be a great way for kids to contribute their artistic skills to your Thanksgiving table settings. Aunt Peaches shows you how to easily paint chargers and since they are... Continue reading
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Make It Your Own has a tutorial on how to make these felt leaf and pompom napkin rings that would look beautiful on a Thanksgiving table. Continue reading