Our Homeschool Room and Play Room Tour

We've lived in our 1880s farmhouse for about two and a half years now, and in that time, I've rearranged the bedrooms about fifty bazillion times. Seriously. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen my sewing room shift from room to room. It had become pretty clear that while I wanted to have my … Continue reading Our Homeschool Room and Play Room Tour

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15 Gifts for Crafty Kids

If your kids are anything like mine, gifts that encourage creativity are always a safe bet. They love anything that allows them to express themselves. And I never have a problem buying them sewing and crafting supplies, because we are all about raising creative kids over here. Here are 15 gifts for crafty kids, that you … Continue reading 15 Gifts for Crafty Kids

15 Ways LEGO Encourages Kids to be Creative

As a creative mama, I think it's incredibly important to encourage creativity in my kids. There are so many ways to do this, but in our house, LEGO is one of the biggies. Rarely a day goes by without the sound of my boys digging through the LEGO bins (parents, you know the sound!) and … Continue reading 15 Ways LEGO Encourages Kids to be Creative

Why Creativity Matters to Motherhood

I come across a lot of people who are astonished that I sew. Sometimes they're amazed because they think sewing is a hard skill to learn (it's not!). Usually, though, they're baffled that I can find the time. They see me with my four kids, homeschooling, and they say - "Wow, how do you do it all??" … Continue reading Why Creativity Matters to Motherhood

Raising Creative Kids: 10 ways to encourage your kids to be creative

Today is the day we're starting the Raising Creative Kids series! This isn't going to be a "post every day for a week and then never again" kind of series, but rather something that's on-going here on my blog. So you'll find a Raising Creative Kids post popping up occasionally [perhaps once a month, perhaps … Continue reading Raising Creative Kids: 10 ways to encourage your kids to be creative

Jumping in.

Happy New Year, friends! It's been pretty quiet around here - between family celebrations and traveling and winter illnesses, I've been laying pretty low. But probably like so many of you, with the new year comes a rejuvenation. A fresh burst of ideas and energy. Recommitment and resolution. In the past, I've shared my one … Continue reading Jumping in.

Handmade Gifts for Boys: embroidered kid art tote bag [a tutorial]

As I said yesterday, my boys love to do art. Their drawings and creations are seriously beginning to take over our house. Because not only do my boys love their art, they also hate to part with it. My oldest tapes it all over our walls, and the refrigerator is completely covered. I find myself … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys: embroidered kid art tote bag [a tutorial]

Handmade Gifts for Boys: DIY Craft Kit

Hooray! It's here! Day one of Handmade Gifts for Boys! When I started thinking about gifts for my boys, I knew I needed to get them some arts and craft supplies. My boys absolutely l.o.v.e. to create. We go through art supplies super quickly, so a Craft Kit was in order! This one is a really … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys: DIY Craft Kit