Posts Tagged ‘crafting with kids’

Love in the Mailbox

May 16th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

I guess it really is true, mail has gone out of style. I miss it. Yes, I guess email is more “environmental” but I have letters from dear friends that I have kept for over a decade, I can’t say it’s very often you save an email!   I miss the idea that the journey to the mailbox would turn up treasure rather than a snack of BILLS and JUNK.  Kids  love the mailbox!  My little dudes will carry a card they received in the mail around for days, to them snail mail is pure treasure. Just today they received the sweetest love note from their little buddy.  Making and sending little cards to special friends is a great way to bring some beauty and thoughtfulness back to the mailbox.

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Please have fun making your own funky little Captain Crafty cards.

unlikely friends

May 7th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

This week a fox stopped by the house for a mid morning snack. We had 10 chickens… and then there were 7.  For us it is a fact of life, out in the woods there are real wild animals who think our plump chickens are a perfect snack.

Still, I wish it was more like this!Here is a sweet little fox with his feathered friends  to color, just click the photo and print.



Robots and toast

May 6th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

As kids, my sister and I would come home from school ready for a snack. We would undoubtably whine at my mother – “MOM, what can I have as a SNNNaaaackkkk!”, and she would always sweetly reply, “Well, there’s toast”. Now that I am a mother I can look back at her response and be thankful that she was always calm and helpful. We were so lucky in that way, our Mom was always nice to us.  The part that we kids found endlessly frustrating was that the answer was always the same, TOAST!  But the hilarious part is that we kids would STILL ask the question, as if we were forever holding on to the idea our mom might suddenly have a cupboard filled with crazy junk food snacks waiting for us. Not!

My sister was always so much smarter than I, by the time she was 7 she was an excellent chef, I on the other hand just continued to eat toast.  Yum, toast!Robot Paper Dolls to color and make you toast!  Click photo and print.

Farm views & baby goats

May 5th, 2011 by zoe No Comments

Adventuring around town this week.

Baby goats kissing little fingers.

Finding water to splash in, everywhere.

Forever farm views.

Planting carrots, swiss chard and radishes in freshly turned soil.

Happy hands painting funky summer shirts.

Photographing, stitching and getting the shop ready for a new batch of cozy elf dolls.