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Take a Risk

Several months ago, I decided to make a durable tote bag designed to carry all of our family’s water bottles. Each child has a Camelbak water bottle in their chosen color, but it is quite a chore to keep track … Continue reading






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Recycled Magazine Painting

I came across a great idea for recycling magazine pages several months ago. I pinned it, planning to try it eventually, and I finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago. I’m always hesitant to post creative projects, … Continue reading






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Screen Printing Fabric Yardage

Last year I started to experiment with screen printing on fabric. My first experiment was to practice the technique and find out if my equipment would be able to print fine lines. I used a stencil and this was the … Continue reading






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Hot Air Balloon Art {Sewing and Analogous Colors}

We made hot air balloon banners! We think they make pretty garden flags or fun party decorations… This hot air balloon art project provided lots of sewing practice and a chance to talk about analogous and complementary colors. My goal … Continue reading






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Hot Air Balloon Art {Drawing and Patterns}

Our second hot air balloon art project was for sketching practice and pattern design. When I was planning this, I drew my balloons free-hand, but I realized the smaller kids would be frustrated trying to draw balloons and not enjoy … Continue reading






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