This site is the ultimate website for survival bracelets and any kind of knot tying that you want to do with paracord. If you have a Boy Scout, or any kid that just likes tying knots… this is it. My kid is addicted to this site, I think.
And, this place – Gorilla Paracord - is the best prices we’ve found for purchasing paracord online. Plus, all shipping is free, at least right now. Don’t know if it’s that way all the time. Had a slight color . . . → Read More: Boy Scouts – Survival Bracelets – The Ultimate Site
If you struggle with keeping track of bookmarks in your household, and you’d like to try an easy, but thinking-outside-the-box project that the kids could 1) make themselves, and 2) hopefully not lose, because 3) they’re not just flat paper, and 4) they’re not paperclips, check out Lynn Viehl’s book loops.
Sometime after the first of the year – after we have money to spend on supplies, that is – we’ll be constructing some of our own, and share the results. If you try making some, let us know what you come up with, . . . → Read More: Bookmarks that last
We finally ordered our sewing machine – it’ll be here Tuesday – and we’re looking forward to lots of new projects to share. (Psst… the one we finally settled on is over there on the right – decided to go with the stuff for quilting “just in case”.
We’ve been looking at Amazon for book suggestions – we’ll borrow from the library first, and if there’s any we like well enough to own, *then* we’ll order it.
Skill-wise, she’s a complete newbie, and I’m nearly so – my last experiences with a sewing machine were 20 years . . . → Read More: Best sewing books for kids?
Remember that neat custom fabric site I want to try out? Well, Lynn Viehl’s fabric arrived, and wow, did it turn out cool. I’d love to see what the kids’ artwork would look like – sort of like those printed on canvas “paintings”, perhaps?
I’ve thought about trying out the ink-jet-print-on-able fabric one of these days, but as the sewing machine is still sitting there glaring at me waiting for me to figure out how to use it, I just don’t have a good excuse to at this point. Sometime soon, though, it’s going to. I have plans for tiered skirts, and now that I understand how gathering works, I’m pretty sure I can figure it out. (Chey is addicted to tier skirts, I want some for myself, and the budget just isn’t going to let me buy store-bought ones. Those things can . . . → Read More: Neat custom fabric site
It’s raining! Need some fun ideas to help? . . . → Read More: Seven Rainy Day Savers