Easy Toddler Easter Craft

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Ever since I started taking ceramic wheel throwing class this past year, my creative side has awakened. When Penelope was a baby, my primary outlet was sewing, but I have always loved painting and making art. I love using art as therapy; I find it so therapeutic. Penelope is such a little artist, too. Unlike… [read more]

DIY Kids Christmas Craft Ideas

rudolf bun

Last year I did a couple of Christmas crafts with Penelope that were really fun.  She got such a kick out them, and they were all great fine motor skill practicing opportunities.  For this Christmas tree button one, I bought a big bag of buttons and some pipe cleaners.  You tie a little knot at… [read more]

DIY Transition Boards


In my opinion, everybody has some struggle with transitions, even adults. But for kids, it is usually even harder. Add to that a special need like some sensory issues or separation anxiety and transitions may become a constant battle. These children may not understand the flow of a day, may become frustrated at the thought… [read more]

How to: Burlap Easter Egg Wreath

MBL burlap

Penelope is very artistic and loves to paint and do anything crafty.  I really lucked out that she is into all the things that I am into.  I imagine it’s difficult for parents to connect to their children if they don’t have things in common.  I wonder and hope that she stays into cooking, gardening,… [read more]

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A Seasonal Habit


A tattered, faded, pinkish chair looking orange in harsh winter sunlight coming through the window.  Ugly but with a “sink into it” comfort. I’ll be sitting here later.  A glass topped end table. With wheels.  A small metal tub sits next it. Repurposed. It used to house geraniums on a tiny porch in a bygone… [read more]

Valentine’s Day DIY Burlap Heart Wreath

burlap heart wreath

Holy Moly. This is the easiest wreath I have ever made. No sewing at all.  Took me 15 minutes from set up to clean up. It’s not the fanciest wreath I have made, but I like it. First, I bought a yard of red burlap fabric from Hobby Lobby.  You could buy regular burlap and then… [read more]

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