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Counting Bean Bags

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I just finished the latest Craft Hope project. Teaching aid bean bags. I chose to make the number set ~ with the help of my Cricut, I actually have the original that only cuts 6×12, but I didn’t see any links to that one. I don’t think they make them anymore.

So here is a tutorial. No worries if you don’t have a Cricut, I’ll tell you what to do for that, also. As with all my tutorials, feel free to share the link. I just ask that if you share, you do share the link to this post, not take the credit yourself. Thank you.

To start, tear some 6″ strips from your outer fabric. You can see my strips aren’t very long. That’s because I was using scrap fabric. If your strips are 45″ or longer, that’s just fine! You’ll need the equivalent of two 6″ squares per bean bag. Then give your strips a press and pull off any hanging threads. (more…)

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More Basket Fun

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I had to finish up the basket I started in my class over the weekend. It is the same as the one I showed before, so I didn’t take any new pictures. However, when I finished, I felt the need to play some more. So I made these cute little basket purses for the girls to have at Medieval events.

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Medieval University

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Remember my basket making post? I said I had to teach some friends how to make the baskets, also? That was this weekend. On Saturday, one of our Medieval groups had a Medieval University. It was basically a day full of classes to share the various Medieval arts and crafts we knew. I taught basket making to three lovely ladies, unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures. I did bring the camera to the class. I even dropped it in the basket water. Luckily I fished it out in time, and all was well. I do have pictures from the day, just none from the class.

At the beginning of the day, Doug took the girls outside to play in the playground. The site we were at was a church with a preschool, and they had a wonderful playground. It was just right for our girls. They loved that they were able to play on the whole thing without needing help from Daddy. There were a few slides, and much sliding fun!

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There was also a little house to play in, and to peer out from. (more…)

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Louise guessed it!

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The subject of my last two posts, that is. This is only the fourth basket I have made, all of them have been similar to this one, but this is the first that actually ended up the shape I intended. The others have round or rectangular bottoms, and oval tops.

*~* I have listed this under my tutorials, but it is really not a step-by-step for beginners type of tutorial. It is more of a visual aid and reminders for someone who has the base knowledge and is just looking for a bit of a nudge along. *~*

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The boxes were full of reeds and other basketry supplies. All from a wonderful shop in Pennsylvania.

After a bit of a soak in the tub, I transferred some of the reed to a bin in the living room, next to my towel-covered coffee table. Not really sure why I tossed the handle in there, it doesn’t get shaped. There isn’t always a good reason for many of the things I do… (more…)

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it’s almost later…

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The girls are eating lunch, then it will be “nap” time ~ I say “nap” because they tend to play for at least half the time, though they do sometimes nap for the second half.

Anyway, it is almost “nap” time, so I have started prepping some of the contents of the boxes.

what-is-it

Any ideas what it is? (more…)

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Kyla and the Monster

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By Daddy.

At the request of Kyla.

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You can tell it’s Kyla by the hair over one eye.

Well, this was an interesting weekend full of good and bad.

Good ~ (more…)

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Lookie what I made!

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I was cleaning up a bit in my bedroom and needed a place for some pens. So I grabbed an old ~ cleaned ~ pickle jar, and some scrap fabric and…

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I like it. It makes me happy and only took a few minutes. Good idea for all sorts of things. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, brushes, you can even use smaller bottles for yarn needles. (more…)

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