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pompom maker

pompom maker a photo by blooming heather on Flickr. What better way to spend the last few days of summer vacation than by making pompoms? The girls rediscovered the pompom maker and spent a quiet Sunday afternoon wrapping and wrapping. “I love making pompoms!” said the soon-to-be third grader. And the kindergardner-to-be just kept winding … Continue reading

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fantasy shoes

fantasy shoes a photo by blooming heather on Flickr. Art camp this year with the amazing Amanda was a big success. Here Lizzy is modeling her creations from the week devoted to “Fantasy Shoes.” Catherine’s creations were just as spectacular. The weeks the girls were there, art camp included altered photography and sand casting at … Continue reading

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summer shawl

summer shawl a photo by blooming heather on Flickr. Blessed chilly summer — I know you’re about to change tomorrow (hello heat wave!) but so far, it’s been a knitter’s summer. This is the newest in my ever-growing shawl wardrobe: The Age of Brass and Steam shawl. Is that an evocative name or what? And … Continue reading

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rain painting

rain painting a photo by blooming heather on Flickr. Titanic rainstorms (and hail the size of golf balls) have been churning through our part of the world lately. The bright side of all the rain has been experimenting with rain painting — wetting the paper with rain and then adding paint. Or putting on the … Continue reading