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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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How brilliant is this?! Peeps dioramas based on children's books! Found at scrumdilly-do!, click over for more photos and details. Continue reading
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Krokotak shows how easy it is to make these paper plate birds with sticky note feathers. Keep the sticky notes handy and you've got a great last minute craft idea. Continue reading
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Take a look at this adorable DIY for graham cracker houses for Peeps at Yesterfood! Whether they are in a basket or used as decorations everyone will get a kick out them. Continue reading
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The Tiny Funnel shares a neat technique in making this crepe paper Easter egg garland that could be used in other ways too. Be sure to take a look! Continue reading
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I love this idea because it's so quick to put together and fun for all ages, plus the results are adorable and can be used for cards, gift wrap, place settings and more. Find out how to make these fingerprint... Continue reading
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Take a look at this adorable DIY for graham cracker houses for Peeps at Yesterfood! Whether they are in a basket or used as decorations everyone will get a kick out them. Continue reading
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Let's Do Something Crafty shows you how easy it is to make this cute yarn jewelry - bracelets and necklaces - from scrap yarn. Continue reading
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Le Blog de Gedane has a nice photo tutorial for these matchbox birdhouses that would be perfect for a bird-themed birthday party. Continue reading
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Take a look at the cute zoo that The Quirky Parent made from a cardboard box that was going to be thrown out. This is such an easy thing to put together at the last minute and provides lots of... Continue reading
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I've been teaching an after-school art class and am loving working with young kids again. One of the first lessons we did was inspired by one of my very favorite artists, Brian Wildsmith and specifically his book, BIRDS . I... Continue reading
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St. Patrick's Day rainbow and lucky coin necklace via Armelle free printable leprechaun candy huggers via Lia Griffith leprechaun bowling pins DIY via Salsa Pie St. Patrick's Day felt shamrock bouquet via Buzzmills St. Patrick's Day leprechaun hat headband via... Continue reading
Thanks Sally, it was fun for me too!
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2015 on Lucky Shamrock Pins at Bella Dia
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I saw this great tutorial for crocheted shamrock's on Everything Etsy and as soon as I saw it I wanted to start making them! Ten quickly became twenty, thirty, forty, then I thought why not make a hundred? They work up really fast, weaving in the ends took longer than making the shamrocks. I'm giving them to the local senior center and Meals On Wheels program (along with a box of safety pins) so they can be worn for luck on St. Patrick's Day. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Bella Dia
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I just finished watching the first season of Broadchurch on Netflix and although the subject matter is a bit grim, if you're a fan of murder mysteries or David Tennant then you'll probably love it as much as I did!... Continue reading
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watercolor rainbow with cotton clouds via Buggy and Buddy rainbow soap bubbles via Fun At Home With Kids recycled cardboard rainbows via Meri Cherry rainbow watercolored clover Crafty Morning rainbow frosting cupcakes Sprinkle Bakes rainbow water for St. Patrick's Day... Continue reading
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Visit Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone to see the amazing prints made on paper towels rolled in paint and how they are displayed. Continue reading
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Learn Play Imagine shares this idea of erupting baking soda paint - easy to do with exciting results! Continue reading
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After oohing and ahhing over the combination of watercolors and lemon juice the kids can get creative tracing shapes they see in the results. Details are at Art Projects for Kids. Continue reading
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Bubbles + slime = lots of fun! Get the directions at Ikat Bag! Continue reading
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Kids will love seeing the results of this sparkly watercolor idea at One Inch World. Continue reading
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Let's Do Something Crafty shares a great video tutorial on how to make sewing cards with your original designs. Keep this in mind the next time you want to make a homemade card! Continue reading
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Little ones can get in on the weaving craze with this tutorial at Little Hip Squeaks. Gather a variety of yarn and ribbon and a few old CDs and you've got what it takes to get started! Continue reading
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Here's a quick and easy paper craft for kids at Den Kreative Sky. Learn how to make an origami kitty and then add a few beads to turn it into an ornament. Continue reading
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Wimke shares these simple but oh so sweet alphabet bead bracelets! Continue reading
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Here's another great egg carton flower wreath that uses an embroidery hoop as the base. More details at Jen Loves Kev. Continue reading