Category Archives: GIFTS

What is Wet Felting ? : A 5-minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

Wet Felting is one of those wonderful fibre arts that truly allows you to create from the most basic of materials. Working with a little warm water, a bit of soap & some cuddly, soft rovings you can easily & … Continue reading

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Festive Christmas Book List – Part 5 (+ MORE in the Handwork Homeschool Library!)

  . . For the last few years, I’ve shared books from our Christmas/Holiday book collection.  I say “OUR” because I’ve owned some of these books since I was very young & many of the others belong to my kids. … Continue reading

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Knit & Play :: Veggie Garden – pumpkins, cabbage, beets & more….!

. . Are you a dirt gardener ? Me? I prefer to use yarn for my gardening! I get to sit by the fire, warm & cozy; plant whatever I want & never have to pull any weeds….. that’s why … Continue reading

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{How-To} Fleece Transparency – Painting with Wool & Light !

Do you remember the first time you saw coloured fleece ? What IS that ?  Then you reached out & stroked it (everybody does)… You wondered, “what do I do with it”?  The answer to that question depends on where … Continue reading

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What 20,000 Years of Handwork Can Teach You About the Future (or…

6 books I’ve read & 1 I haven’t!) By now, you’ve probably gathered that I like to read….a lot! . Not novels or magazines (ok, the odd one here & there) but books that you’d probably call

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He’s All A-Flutter Lately + A NEW Felt E-book (A Spring Treat for You)

Yes, we have bird-fever around here.  It started last spring & without any notice, my son has suddenly developed the most fervent adoration for feathered fowl! So, I designed a small bird/egg felt project for my kids.  They adored it ! … Continue reading

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Golden Hares & Dancing Bunnies – Our Easter/Eostre Reading List

Every year, as my children get older, I find it more & more challenging to find books to give them as part of our festive celebrations.   This Eostre/Easter season is no different.  I was beginning to despair of ever … Continue reading

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