Category Archives: HOMESCHOOL PROPS

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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Meet Mother Nature & Jack Frost

Yes, ladies (& gentlemen) – it’s finally here ! The Handwork Homeschool Boutique You know how people say “you teach what you need to learn”? Well, that is SO true for me & I always like to add another thought 

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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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The Quintessential French Outdoor Shopping Experience …!!

Most of our village has already been marked off into hundreds of chalk rectangles.  The road barricades are standing at the ready (we’ve had some in front of our house since Wednesday) & the campers, vans & trucks are starting … 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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A Needle-Felted Mediaeval Hedgehog MOVIE !?!

I’ve always thought hedgehogs are pretty cute but never realized how much the Europeans have loved them over the centuries – until I got here !  At any time of year you can find stuffed versions, little ornaments, prickly candies & … Continue reading

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