Category: made by hand

RI Wool and Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm

RI Wool and Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

The wonderful RI Wool and Fiber Festival takes place on May 16th from 9am to 4pm. Combining animals, history, delicious food in an idyllic setting and good old fashioned crafts and games, this is one of our own family’s favorite annual events. Against a backdrop of a working 18th century farm, artisans, vendors and producers of […]

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Spring Nature Crafts

Spring Nature Crafts

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds with open arms. Is it wrong to say I miss those slower, cozy days of winter? Browsing the airwaves for some easy Spring craft ideas, I came across […]

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Botanica Ceramica

Botanica Ceramica

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015 |

Botanica Ceramica: Large Scale Sculpture under Glass is an exhibition of large scale and site-specific ceramic sculpture, installed in the two main conservatories of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. The event runs from March 12 thru March 29th and costs only $3. The exhibition includes the work of nine nationally recognized artists whose works […]

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2015 |

Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class.  Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]

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Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

[ 0 ] December 31, 2014 |

Are we the only New Englanders who are ready for some for some of the white stuff to fall? In lieu of the real thing, try making these fun, pasta snowflakes from Amy’s Sandblog. Paint pasta shapes white or with glitter and glue together to make snowflakes. They look lovely hung at a window!

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Last minute festive decor

Last minute festive decor

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

If your house is anything like ours, decorations of a seasonal nature are fairly low key this year.  A combination of a tornado-like toddler and a bustling schedule have meant that yet again all good intentions to create something crafty, have fallen by the wayside.  I really wanted to try a few, easy crafty creations with […]

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Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Our DIY Word Advent Calendar has become one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions. I made the envelopes ages ago and now only swap out the words every couple of years to keep up with the my boys’ growing vocabulary. Although I’m reusing our word calendar, there are so many other Advent options out there. […]

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More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

[ 0 ] November 4, 2014 |

Time to replace the Halloween decorations with some more natural DIY crafts. We like to celebrate fall by making crafts that remind us of the season’s colors, shapes and textures or using natural materials found on our outdoor hikes. Many of these projects are simple and need little advanced planning. Although I show samples of […]

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Join the Foo Fest Comics Consortium Parade!

Join the Foo Fest Comics Consortium Parade!

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

In preparation for the 2014 FooFest, AS220’s awesome annual street wide festival, this years artist-in-residents Julia Gualtieri and Walker Mettling (Providence Comics Consortium officials) are planning some comic fun and invites kids of ALL ages to help get ready! Face Factory Workshops Hosted by the Providence Comics Consortium AS220 has a giant fake school bus […]

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A Day for Daddy

A Day for Daddy

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

This Sunday is Father’s Day!  Quick!  Panic!  Dads can be some of the trickiest people to think of when it comes to unique, useful gifts. Without resorting to the usual tie or pack of socks, check out the ideas we’ve compiled for a few last minute, cheap and easy ideas. Local Activities Poppas love breakfast! […]

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