If you knit, knit, knit and have lots of cute little skeins in delightful colors in a basket somewhere, you and your kids may like this project I spotted in France this summer. First, buy a case of clementines, grab and old shrunken sweater (gray or brown is best as it will be our soil) and make rows of little vegetables with the yarn. Sit back, dream and watch the kids add their playmobil to the patch!
Slowly getting back to sewing and crafting while 99% of my happy stuff is still in boxes;-( It does not make it easy but sometimes, it is better to work with less so we'll see. I visited Giovanna Imperia's workspace today in the Houston artistic district (had no idea there was such a place here... but yeah!). She makes the most amazing jewelry and has quite fabulous specialty yarns, threads and ribbons. Take a look!
Fantastic Wayne Thiebaud workshop at the National Gallery of Art this past Sunday. The girls were quite interested in the above painting;-) and made these cakes with fake icing after touring the galleries. If you would like to try this at home, here is what you need.
- A round box from crafts store
- Sargent Creative Craft Paint colors in red, yellow, white, brown, violet and green.
- Elemer's Tile Grout
- Fake fruit
- Decorating squeeze bottles from Crate & Barrel
(1 part Sargent Art Creative Craft Paint to 5 parts Elmer's Interior Tile Grout).
They look so real we are going to play a trick or Mr. B when he returns home in a few days;-)
Another excellent year for strawberries! We brought back about 8 kilos and already made some jam and smoothies;-) They are so ripe we had to freeze some and then, we saved some more for a Charlotte aux Fraises... I would kill for these in the middle of winter!
For her friend's birthday, Lily wanted to wrap her gifts in a special way. She has been dreaming of "baluchons" lately and so that was the perfet plan! I think we will wrap more and more gifts with fabric. It can be reused and it is fast and fun! For more ideas, click here.