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Confessions of a Craft Addict

Tulip Time

This bag-making stuff might be getting out of hand. But it’s kind of my go-to project when I want to make something, don’t have much time and/or fabric or just want to make something useful. I got my hands on some of Patty Young’s revamped Andalucia and could not wait to play. I’d been planning to [...]

ModKid Style

I love me some Patty Young. Not only is she talented, but she’s super sweet. And doesn’t hate me even after I wake her up at some ridiculously early hour by sending her text messages. (Still not too good with the time zone thing.) I have been on pins and needles awaiting the release of her [...]

Camera Cuteness

There have been a few instances when I’ve seen a fabric that led me to beg Sarah to order it for her shop. Honest-to-goodness begging. Which led directly to making this: Funky, retro cameras? If ever there were a fabric that screamed “buy me NOW!” it is this fabric. It’s such a cool print that I [...]

Inside the Field Guide

I recently made some time to sit down with Kim Kight’s A Field Guide to Fabric Design. I’ve enjoyed reading Kim’s blog, True Up, and love getting the chance to hang out with her at Quilt Market. But I wasn’t sure her book was really for me. After all, I’m definitely more of a writer [...]

Funky Baguette

As I flip through my ever-growing pattern collection, I often wonder if I’m in need of an intervention. So many patterns, so many intentions and yet so little follow through. For instance, I’ve had an Echino purse pattern since 2008 and even bought the fabric but never got around to making it. Why? In part, because [...]
 

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Oct 24, 2010
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"Hi, I am wanting to connect with moms, especially in Atlanta. I am putting together Parents Palooza in Feb 2011 @ the Cobb Galleria. (parentspalooza.com) It is a huge event for families w/ kids from tots to teens. Lots of fun interactive events,…"
Aug 31, 2010
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Use the sun to make art with the kids this summer

My husband introduced me to sun prints back when we were dating. I'd never heard of such a thing but, being the craft lover I am, it didn't take long for me to jump in and get playing.Solar or sun printing paper (also available in kits) let you use commonly found objects and the sun to create silhouetted prints. Place bits and pieces on the paper, expose to the sun, then rinse with water to "develop" the print. (See the package for complete instructions.)If you use a baking sheet like I did,…See More
Jun 6, 2010
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Use the sun to make art with the kids this summer

My husband introduced me to sun prints back when we were dating. I'd never heard of such a thing but, being the craft lover I am, it didn't take long for me to jump in and get playing.Solar or sun printing paper (also available in kits) let you use commonly found objects and the sun to create silhouetted prints. Place bits and pieces on the paper, expose to the sun, then rinse with water to "develop" the print. (See the package for complete instructions.)If you use a baking sheet like I did,…See More
Jun 4, 2010
Karen Lisa commented on Mary's blog post Time for Teacher Gifts
"I think a small plant is a nice gift! Maybe a lucky bamboo plant or one of those little succulents you can get at the garden shop. They aren't expensive but are a gift that your teacher will enjoy for a long time and will always think fondly…"
Jun 3, 2010
Lesley P commented on Mary's blog post Time for Teacher Gifts
"My daughter just started making her teacher cards, plus cards for her dance teachers. If you are short on time & decide to buy a gift, checkout our eBillme blog post on Teacher Gifts."
Jun 3, 2010
Dawn commented on Mary's blog post Time for Teacher Gifts
"Great suggestions - I love the Cake Pops!"
Jun 2, 2010

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Use the sun to make art with the kids this summer

My husband introduced me to sun prints back when we were dating. I'd never heard of such a thing but, being the craft lover I am, it didn't take long for me to jump in and get playing.



Solar or sun printing paper (also available in kits) let you use commonly found objects and the sun to create silhouetted prints. Place bits and pieces on the paper, expose to the sun, then rinse with water to "develop" the print. (See the package for complete instructions.)



If you use… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 1:09pm

Time for Teacher Gifts

The end of the school year is a lot like the holiday season for crafty moms, since there are tons of teacher gifts to make and give. I'm a huge fan of incorporating the kids into class gifts (when appropriate), so anything with handprints or thumbprints get my attention. I also love making personalized gifts for teachers, so something I can embroider or use fabric paint also are on my go-to list.



Here are a few quick gift ideas suitable for the teachers you want to thank:



•… Continue

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

Crafts for Teacher

I am completely overwhelmed by my end-of-the-school-year gift crafting, which is slightly derailed by my upcoming trip to International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. But I couldn't let another week pass without bringing up the topic of teacher gifts.

It's been a long time since I've had to do teacher gifts -- I gave them up as each boy moved into middle school and six teachers -- but my daughter's gotten me back in the swing of thing. Sure, I could… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 8:10pm — 7 Comments

Your Crafty Heritage

I'm always interested in learning how people got started with their crafty hobbies. It seems like so many women my age grew up with a mother or grandmother who sewed, knitted or crocheted, and then passed on that knowledge.



My crafty heritage definitely begins with mother. She sewed most of my clothes when I was a child and even made herself some coordinating outfits. But her crafting explorations hardly stopped there. She also knit, crocheted, painted fabric, cross stitched, latch… Continue

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Art to Go

If your family is anything like mine, then y'all view a restaurant table covered in paper as an opportunity to doodle, draw and play. It seems nothing is as entertaining to my kids (and husband and maybe me, too) as a blank sheet of paper and a couple of crayons.



While not every restaurant we frequent has the foresight to prepare for our patronage, I have found that making art portable has been a great way to keep my kids occupied, while also encouraging creativity.



Among… Continue

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 6:02pm

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At 1:13pm on May 1, 2014, Mary said…

How are you today?
I hope you are well and healthy, if any, to the glory of God Almighty.
please dear do not embarrass or surprise to get such a letter from my good ness My name is Mary, I saw your information on this site and I'm interested to hear from you, and I want to be friends Please, I want to contact me directly to my email address private (marylive4@live.com)for more information about me and my photography.
Thank you and good day
Yours in love,
Mary.

At 2:09am on October 24, 2010, Shifra said…
Hello, I just wanted to know if your family and/or your blog would to receive some free children’s books?

The link to receive your 2 free animated, multimedia storybooks is http://storytimeforme.com/2books. Feel free to post on your facebook, twitter and blog if you like.

PS- We even have 2 Halloween books you could choose from.

Best,
Shifra
http://storytimeforme.com/2books
At 7:15am on August 31, 2010, Parents Palooza said…
Hi, I am wanting to connect with moms, especially in Atlanta. I am putting together Parents Palooza in Feb 2011 @ the Cobb Galleria. (parentspalooza.com) It is a huge event for families w/ kids from tots to teens. Lots of fun interactive events, products, services, & information on making the "most wonderful job in the world" a little easier-and a little more fun. Check out the website www.parentspalooza.com I'd love to talk to you about it more!
At 11:41pm on March 22, 2010, Wendy Wiseman (Kiboomu) gave Mary a gift
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At 5:55pm on November 22, 2009, Amy Robbins-Wilson said…
Hello Mary!
Love your ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

Just stopping by to let you know that my new music video for my lullaby Child of Sunshine is finished! Would love to know what you think :)

You can see it at: http://www.lullaby-link.com
If you enjoy it, please share it with as many people as you can.

All downloads from now through the end of 2009 will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network as they helped us so much when our son was born 6 weeks early.

Hope you are well! Off to finish the dragon sock puppet I started with my son this morning :)
Amy Robbins-Wilson
At 10:41am on September 21, 2009, Sabrina Mars said…
Hello! My name is Sabrina Mars and I'm the writer of Dear Sabby. I'm looking to add moms just like you in hopes of finding more people seeking the kind of advice Dear Sabby has to offer. I hope you will accept my friend request and check out www.DearSabby.com
At 6:33am on May 18, 2009, Amy Larison said…
Just stopping in to say hello to other Twitter Moms..... Have a great day!

Amy (from the Dallas,TX area)
At 10:59am on April 14, 2009, Momaroo said…
Hi Mary,
It's really nice to meet you here. I found you on Firtured Moms. :)
I hope to get to know you and follow you on twitter.
I checked you blog and I love your purse you mad. :)

Have a wonderful day.
Thanks,
Momaroo
At 9:30am on March 16, 2009, Angie - Embroidery Designer said…
Hey Mary,
I just added a new discussion on Monogram Moms - check it out if you have a chance!
~Angie
AKDesigns Boutique
At 8:54am on March 2, 2009, Tonya Ward said…


Welcome to Twittermoms!

I am very glad you have joined us here!

Enjoy these Super Mommas!

Tonya : )


Please check out the videos on My Page!
Amazing!
 
 
 

 

 

 

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