It’s coming right along!

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Owls, owls and more owls!  Elliott's owl-themed birthday party is coming right along.  I've been working hard to do as much party preparation using my current fabric and craft stash as possible in an effort to stay green and practical.  It's been a lot of fun, so since I already shared the party favor tutorial with you, I thought I'd show you what else I've come up with. First, the goody bags.  Now, I did have to buy the bags and an owl stamp, so this craft wasn't as conservative as I'd hoped … [Read more...]

Owl Party Favors: hair clip and finger puppet tutorial

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Elliott's third birthday is quickly approaching and for her party, she has requested an owl theme.  After scouring the internet and local party supply stores, I came up empty handed.  It seems that owls just haven't made it into the world of mass-produces party goods.  What does that mean for this mom?  It means I've got to get my booty in gear and rack every crafty brain cell I have to pull this party off in style! Party favors were my immediate concern because I knew there would be a good … [Read more...]

Fun With Felt! *WINNER*

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Soon after I posted my felt board tutorial last week, I received the most lovely package from Karen at www.funfelt.com.  At FunFelt, they have an amazing selection of felt boards, felt books and felt shapes that are wonderful for storytelling, home education, keeping chore charts, etc. The package that we received included two wonderful sets of felt stories. Alex's set was Aesop's Fables.  It came precut, assembled and included an audio CD as well as a booklet so the child or parent can … [Read more...]