Here's what we made at the preschool this week. Wooden disc bunny magnets. In honor of spring and Easter and all the bunnies we see hopping through our back yard at Willow House. A sweet and simple project for children three to five years old. The kids loved making these!
The pull to get out in the garden and plant my seeds is too strong. Our Minnesota weather just will not cooperate and it is not heating up fast enough for me!
I thought I'd give kitchen-window-gardening a try and set these two ends of romaine in water to see what I'd get. The lettuce on the right has been in water six days the one on the left for three. I'll let you know if I ever grow enough to make a salad!
Feeling like I need a time out. All this taking care of my sick family is starting to wear me out. I do think they are on the mend though and sunny days are in the forecast this week, so it can only go up from here.
Lots of lovely favorites to check out on Flickr...sadly Big Huge Labs was giving me trouble and I had to individually link to each of the photos above. (I hate to not give credit where credit is due). This will mean nothing to anyone not familiar with Mosaic Maker but it was a bit of a pain.
Monday is almost over and my list is still long. Hope you're off to a great start to your week! I'm a little sad spring break is over...
I journeyed to the yarn store earlier this week and am so happy I did. This delicious bowl of new fiber to play with has kept me entertained today while we mope about on this last day of spring break that gave us about a foot of new snow. Add to that the boys are sick, one with such a horrible stomach bug, he can't manage to keep anything down. So while I launder bed linens and check foreheads for fevers and wait on my ailing boys and sigh heavily at all that white out my window, I take small breaks with my new yarn and have begun to play just a little...dreaming of healthy days and spring weather.
Another Tiny Houses mosaic (first and second) to start off the week. I made this in celebration of Jackie's (Smoothpebble) Tiny House Swap that I participated in. Swaps have been sent and received and I can't wait to share them tomorrow.
For Lydia. I knit the pouch in linen stitch...I just love how it looks like weaving.
For Morgan. Finally a girl who did not choose a kitty as her favorite animal. I love this elephant! Pouch was crocheted with a braided chain for wearing.
For Penina. She is a friend of Julen's and in Kindergarten with him. He insisted on the "gnome doll necklace"....color choice was his also.
My teaching partner was out yesterday so I had to quickly think of a handwork project for the kids to do. How I've missed teaching handwork to the children!!...it's been a nice break with my partner having a turn this year, but I never realized how much I've missed it!
We made water colored coffee filter butterflies. So much fun and such a happy project for this slow to arrive spring we are having. They looked so pretty as the children waved them (flying) through the air on their sticks.
Finally...more mud play. I'm sure we haven't seen the end of messy outdoor clothes for a while.