Archive for the ‘Printables’ Category

Make a Tiny Valentine Banner

February 5th, 2012 by zoe 3 Comments

I have been rather uninspired as of late — winter, cabin fever,flu, cranky New England stuff. Valentine making always cheers me up and makes me smile, plus it brings me back to the basics. I love the simplicity of paper and glue. Nothing fancy — just paper and glue!

I made these tiny little envelopes and stuffed them with little love notes for my boys.They easily hang on a bit of yarn tucked under the envelope flap. I had a lot of fun hanging the sweet little garland here and there in the house. In the end I liked it best hanging from the pantry hutch. There’s just something about tiny tiny envelopes, or maybe it’s the simple winter contrast of red and white. It’s February in New England and warm hearts are what it’s all about.

Winter Kids!

January 23rd, 2012 by zoe 2 Comments

We are thick into Winter fun. My boys are real sledders now, trudging back up the big hill without complaint for the thrill of another ride. They teeter around on their ice skates,slip and fall & scramble up again all by themselves.

In one years time they have moved from being Winter babes to being Winter KIDS!

I love Winter KIDS, they put their boots and jackets on by themselves, they climb mountains of snow and roll down with glee. They troop out the door in all their Winter gear and spend hours in the white stuff without a whine.

These BIG Winter KIDS of mine sled and ski and skate and …. dig into Winter with big love. And it inspires me to do the same!

Unfortunately, Winter also brings sickness, so here’s a little coloring sheet for the quiet days!

Rainbow Race Coloring Sheet

October 15th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

When out hiking, biking and adventuring with my girlfriends the mishmash of children can get into major competition battles. You know what I mean — “ME FIRST”!

One of the tricks we found that manages to quell the heartbreak of not being first all the time is creating a team for the kids. We call the kid team “The Rainbow Racers” and we do our best to convince them to all work together to win the race again the “Momma Team”.  Many “ME FIRST MELTDOWNS” have been averted by tricking the herd of little folk to work together!

Ah, the marvels of working together — life long goodness can come from this life lesson!!!!

To get your own Captain Crafty Rainbow Racer Coloring Sheet

Click the photo, save to file and print.

For the best sized image allow your printer to “rotate and size to best fit the page”.

A Life in the Circus

September 16th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

I am so very busy in this fast and furious season of Fall. In an effort to ward off complete panic I keep taking deep breaths and reminding myself to focus, reminding myself that it WILL all get done. And yes – things are slowly being crossed off lists, and yes – the studio sewing work IS getting stitched together.

Leather wallets, hand stitched T-shirt baby wear, polka dot dolls and baby bird bean bags.

With all the hurry and furry of Fall some  days it feels as though I am directing a three ring circus!

To print your own Color By Number Circus Sheet click the photo, save to a file and print.

Bringing Nature Indoors

September 2nd, 2011 by zoe 4 Comments

The monarch caterpillars seem a bit scarce this year. We have fields of milkweed but after several hunts have only managed to find three caterpillar. I am hoping they didn’t get washed away in all the rain from Irene.

We have a new terrarium set up for watching metamorphosis and are hoping for a wonderful show. Today we shall find some good sticks and set everything up for our new friends.

Did you know each summer it takes four life cycles of Monarch butterflies to complete migration to Mexico? Not all Monarchs migrate but those that do lay eggs along their route. The average life span of the first three eggs is only 2-6 weeks but the butterflies who hatch in Sept-October and fly down to Mexico live for 6-8 months. For some reason I always find long life spans in delicate creatures fascinating! For instance the fact that worms can live up to 4-8 years blows my mind!

Another really cool thing to learn about is epic migrations.

We really like this book  Bird, Butterfly, Eel by James Prosek. The artwork is fabulous and the story makes migration almost mystical.

 

Here is a little Butterfly Poem coloring Sheet we made to share. I colored mine too because – I just love to color!

To get your own click the sheet, save to file and print. To get the best size image allow your printer to scale to best fit the page.

The Letter A Coloring Sheet

August 24th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

The APPLES are getting ripe and the school children are having fun with their letters.

To get your own Letter A Coloring Sheet click the photo, save to file, and print. For the best size image allow your print scale to best fit the page.