Category: made by hand

Milk Carton Crafts

Milk Carton Crafts

[ 0 ] September 2, 2015 |

Don’t know about you but we recycle a fair amount of milk cartons these days. With a milk-guzzling toddler and two tea drinking parents, it would perhaps make more sense to invest in our own backyard Freisian. In lieu of this, here are some pretty cool and unique ideas to turn your disused milk cartons […]

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This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

This bar is family-friendly: Visit the Analog Camera Bar on June 13!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

We are big fans of the Devan and Brandon, creators of PVD Polaroid Project, and love their passion for and knowledge of analog film. My family spent a lot of time last summer hanging out at their pop-up gallery space on Westminster Street as well as roaming the city taking photos using the free polaroid camera […]

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015 |

Ooops! Mother’s Day is this Sunday and you may well have forgotten or not got around to making a card or grabbing a gift for that special Mom in your life. Check out these easy ideas for all ages (including adults) to save your bacon just in time for Sunday morning! Paper Flower Pot (Food, Love and […]

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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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