2 Craft: Fimo Clay Beads

2 Craft: Fimo Clay Beads

What to do with all the little pieces of finger knitting that Ellen produces. There are several, such as scarfs for her cuddly toys for example. And the one I want to share here with you, necklaces. To do so we first had to make some big beads. The only material I had in the house to … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Home Made Stamps

Sketchbooking: Home Made Stamps

Just before our temporary one armed bandit became our one arm bandit, we had been crafting home made stamps for our sketchbooking later that week. Since it is hard for her to do the sketchbooking I thought I share the home made stamps as at the time we were busy with other concerns. First of all … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Christmas

Mama Creates 2: Christmas

On Facebook you start to see the reminders that Christmas is only so many weeks away and for me that means I want to think about things to make for the festive season. I still love the heart I made for yarn heart and started to think a long those lines for a Christmas decoration … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: stamp pens

Sketchbooking: stamp pens

During school holidays Ellen and I have a mother daughter day. We enjoy the day together and have some special treats. One of them being that she gets to pick a small gift. The last holidays she picked some stamp pens. As I thought our one armed bandit would be able to stamp with these as … Continue reading

Mama creates 2: Airplane Pillows

Mama creates 2: Airplane Pillows

Over the long weekend we managed to improve our kitchen one shelf at the time. And just that little change gave my brain a whole new strain of inspiration, but I have told myself to hold of on all these new ideas and first finish some of the projects that are still lying around or at least use the … Continue reading

2 Craft: Finger Knitting

2 Craft: Finger Knitting

My daughter has taken to finger knitting as a duck to water. A week ago there was nothing but the idea of knitting. Now she has moved from one finger to a whole hand, setting up and finishing all by herself. I believe Ellen herself asked about finger knitting and I thought I will first … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Circle Stickers

Sketchbooking: Circle Stickers

My youngest daughters injury has seriously diminished our options for sketchbooking. The one thing my children love though are stickers and I thought I give them a go as they get very limited use in our house. There was a catch though. The stickers I chose were the simple round and oval ones, that you … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Impressions

Mama Creates 2: Impressions

Next to all the family and computer stuff that has been going on I have been able to do some printing and experimenting. The result is hopefully me teaching some workshops at a local store named Bowerbird. That is if there are enough participants. Here an impression of what I have been printing;

2 Craft With Home Made Brushes

2 Craft With Home Made Brushes

It is hard to entertain a 2-year-old one armed bandit. Especially when she has a very creative always wanting to make big sister named Ellen. The best way is painting, but painting the same way every time gets boring too. So I keep my eyes open for alternatives and have seen brushes made out of … Continue reading

Sketchbooking: Left Hand Drawing

Sketchbooking: Left Hand Drawing

This weeks challenge was forced on us as Ellen’s little sister has her arm in a cast, her right arm. To be fair to her I decided that we would all use our left hand for a drawing. Ellen was not convinced that that was such a good idea. So I tried to convince her … Continue reading