I have to admit that I didn’t care for “retro” when it wasn’t “retro”. When it was just regular stuff in the present . . . the present of the past if you know what I mean. I am
We have entered an era when things that were once practical and necessary are simply fun. Pincushions. Pincushions are in that category. Not that women don’t use them because they do but instead of a simple red apple with
Lindsay is clever. And, she is frugal. Wonderful traits to have. Two little boys will now be followed by one little girl and so the challenge becomes clothes and bedding and curtains and color. Color. Especially color. When she
Teaching children to be quiet is a tough task. Their little voices are always full of enthusiasm and enthusiasm means “volume”. Every mother knows how hard it is to keep little children occupied in church. So, when
It was true . . . The leggings were so easy and so fast. I found many blogs with directions and patterns and pictures. I like pictures. Each one told me exactly how to make the pattern
I bought the marshmallows and the toothpicks and hauled out the stale Easter candy which I had saved for just this purpose. The pastel bunnies which were once soft as little lambs were now almost as hard as rocks.
Lacing Cards are easy to make and VERY inexpensive. They are a mainstay of quiet children’s games and have been for several generations. While the cards themselves keep changing, they can actually be anything you want them to be.
Garden Aprons. Easy, fun and economical to make. I like to make them out of “duck” (which, when overheard caused a child to ask why I would use a duck and what happened to the feathers?) . . .
Wee Winnie the Pig I am on a roll. I have always love paper dolls. I have vivid memories of playing with them as a child and making clothes for them out of scraps of paper using crayons. I remember