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Pablo Picasso: Homeschool Art Lessons

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We got a late start on art this year so my first lesson wasn’t until mid-November. I chose Pablo Picasso¬†as our first artist to study because he had so many styles and used different mediums. He’s well-known and I thought

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52 Pillows – #22 – The Ten-Minute Pillow

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Baby’s napping. Never know how long she’ll sleep… My son’s been wanting a fuzzy purple pillow… I have had the instructions for “The Ten-Minute Pillow” for, I don’t know, 7 years or more, so today seems like a good time

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Homemade Thanksgiving Table Decorations

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Last year my sister-in-law hosted Thanksgiving for her extended family AND ours. That’s about 40 people and over half of those were children. She and her sister-in-law made the table decorations and, wow – they managed to please the eye

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52 Pillows – #20 – Simple Tutorial

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In my ongoing effort to finish my birthday present (better late than never), I made these simple lumbar pillows for my living room sofa. And it only took about half an hour! The pillows have a clean, simple look that

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52 Pillows – #3 – Repurposed

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Number 3 in my year-long project called 52 Pillows PLUS a bonus tutorial on How to Make a Jacket into a Pillow

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Juggling Act

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My first project this year was making 45 juggling balls for my brother’s Scout Troop. Normally I don’t like making little things, so it was quite a daunting project. I thought if I blogged about it, that would make it

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Tea Party Invitation Ideas

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You’ve made your plan, created a theme and menu, set a date… now it’s time to send your tea party invitations. I’ve included invitations I designed myself (as well as a free tutorial) and also some cute invitations I’ve found

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Creating a Tea Party Menu

You’ve set a date, created a name or theme for your party, and written up your guest list. Now to create your tea party¬†menu… The general rule of thumb for an “afternoon tea” is that it’s “merely” a light refreshment

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