Lovely Little Lava Lamps

“People who don’t think probably don’t have Brains; rather, they have gray fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.” -Winnie-the-Pooh- journal entry: I’m afraid it is true.  Lava lamps are never going away.  After the Sunday dinner was cleared away, we made Lava Lamps. The idea came from the …

"Fly Away With Me" Bird Mobile

“I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.” -Charles Lindbergh- journal entry: The birds sit in the trees, talking to each other, while I fill the feeder and line the railing of the deck with birdseed.  I am barely in the house before …

Bright and Cheery Pincushions

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: I have a thing about pincushions.  I really ought to look into it.   I know that Snow White felt like a pincushion and it took a prince to fix things for her.  I just like to be …

Fabric Labels from Mommy Cards

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something you’re at the beginning of something else.” -Mr. Rogers- journal entry: When my children were young they played at home or at a neighbor’s house who had children the same age. I sent my children back and forth, always to …

A Room of My Own

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” -Winnie-the-Pooh- journal entry: That is how I feel about my special room.  It isn’t big but it isn’t small.  It is full of color, texture, fabric, paper, glue, …

Do Your Chores Magnet Frames

“When we’re helping, we’re happy and we sing as we go, For we like to help mother, for we all love her so.” -A Primary Song- journal entry: Chores, chores chores.  They never go away and children never quit taking an hour to pick up one piece of paper.  I …

Easy Sock Puppets

“It is remarkable how overnight, a quiet mature lady can learn to sit cross-legged on the floor and play a tin drum, quack like a duck, sing all the verses of This Old Man, make paper flowers, draw pigs and sew sock puppets who can talk with funny voices . …