Kids

Paper and Paint

How delightful to have such useful children in the family!  I set them to ripping down the old wallpaper in the dining room and re-painting.  I’ve always loved this memory of my grandmother’s kitchen window, where she always keeps blue glass bottles where they catch the sunlight…  In my dream Read more…

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Vine magic

At one point, while the kids were dancing around to the Happy Song, I took a short Vine video of their feet.  They got all interested in the possibilities of Vine.  We caught on right away that it was perfect for stop-motion animation (we did lots and lots of videos Read more…

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Kids

Photo Magic

For some reason the first thing they decided to do at my house was get into the costume box.  Jaden discovered that the lion’s mane made an interesting beard, rendering her completely unrecognizable.  Kyler fell in love with the Indiana Jones hat, which in fact I secretly kept around because Read more…

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Unfixable

Darn!  My favorite shrug, which has been turning pjs and summer tops into respectable officewear for many, many years, has finally died a tragic death.  I don’t even know when the hole in the sleeve appeared, but it certainly can’t be fixed at this point.  I don’t usually get sentimental Read more…

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Snowed In

I make my own calendars and planners, and while I was snowed in I decided it was time for a new one!  This one uses a weekly agenda book I got for $1, some cute post-it flags with vintage prints of birds and butterflies (also on sale for $1), and Read more…

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A Christmas Carol

A skittered (ie, quickly edited into skit-form) version of the great Dickens classic…  with hats! We put together quick scripts and a costume box at work to make exam week a little bit merrier.  Some plastic chains left over from a Halloween decoration, an electric candle stuck in a cardboard Read more…

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In a hole in the ground…

… there lived a hobbit!          The Hobbit has been a life-long favorite for many generations of my family.  Last summer Katherine and I were working on some fairy houses, and I made a pretty decent Hobbit Hole, so I thought I’d share it now in anticipation of the upcoming movie. Read more…

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My desk, with Gnome

I just felt like posting a picture of my little work pal.  It’s one of the cork gnomes!  (A while back, the knitting group went on a massive springtime campaign to create hundreds of these adorable little gnomes and leave them in places all around Durham.  It was hilarious fun.) Read more…

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Bunny vs Kitten

The dollhouse drama is fraught with tension and suspense.  What did the bunny, in her sweet pink gingham-check dress and frilly apron, do to get into this situation?  What grudge does the hard-working kitten, clad in the classic Uniform of the People, bear against the bunny?  I have no idea.  Read more…

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