Monday, February 25, 2013

The Sewing Project.

I'm wearing the sassypants today. Can't find a teeshirt that fits in a decent color?

Made one!

 Like the way a ten dollar sweatshirt feels but don't want to look like a giant raisin?

Remove the cuffs and hem. Cut a slit down the front and bind it with left over scraps. Instant kimono jacket.

Take that closet!


Use the talents you possess – for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. ~ Henry Van Dyke 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Buell Children's Museum

The Mysterious Math Carnival

 The Buell Children's Museum made life sized versions of the toys from my new e-Book "The Mysterious Math Carnival for an exhibit.

Kids can roll the turtles in  The Turtle Arcade.

Feed the Picky Parrot

 Grumpy Monkeys

And the kids can play "Counting Clown Fish"

They even filled a display case with all my paper toys. I am tickled pink.

The Mysterious Math Carnival will be available to buy as a PDF download soon. Let's make math fun!

Wishing you a creative week,



"A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled."  ~ Plutarch

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Making Peg Dolls

Cue Trumpets!

  Photos by Margaret and Paul Bloom, used
with permission of Hawthorn Press.

My amazingly creative friend, Margaret Bloom has a book out that you are just going to love, It's called "Making Peg Dolls" and it is the most beautiful craft book that you can possibly imagine.

"You can purchase Making Peg Dolls at Amazon and all other online booksellers" 

Her book is just chock full of wonderful ideas and patterns so that you can create your very own peg doll world. There are peg dolls for every season; flowers, bluebells, Purim and Easter for spring, mermaids and garden sprites for summer, gnomes and owls for Fall, and King Winter, angels and all kinds of glorious things for winter.

I thought that these adorable dolls needed some furniture so I came up with some for little sprites that came to visit my workshop that I will be sending out in my next newsletter.

Have fun together making things!

Best thoughts,



“Books. People have no idea how beautiful books are. How they taste on your fingers. How bright everything is when you light it with words.” ~ Rachel Kadish