Fall is Coming…Fire Up Your Sewing Machine!

It’s pumpkin time! Okay, not exactly… but back-to-school means one thing only: START your fall sewing RIGHT NOW! If you’ve been with me for a while, you know the temperatures barely need to dip to get my creative juices flowing. There are so many wonderful things to be sewn between now and the new year!… Read more »

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Maine Fairies Beckon our Little Architechts

Mackworth Island, Falmouth, Maine  – The children of Maine are working children. The girls and boys don’t work for money or food. They are an altruistic bunch and work for the joyful satisfaction of a putting a roof over the heads of Maine’s tiniest inhabitants… the Fairies. When first light appears, the fairies wake. They take… Read more »

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‘B’ is for Boats. Really BIG BOATS

Portland, Maine – From the working fishing wharves of Old Port where lobster are sold fresh every day to the island ferry boat rides to the shipping channel for cargo and crude oil, our port is a busy one. It’s one HUGE adventure to small boys… and mom… and dad. But the first time my… Read more »

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Got Cooperation? Here’s where to find it!

Washington, D.C. – Every children’s museum needs one of these! It’s an igloo building activity. And the best part about it? Your child CANNOT build it without the help of other children. It’s impossible to do ALONE. And it’s incredible when built TOGETHER! As any mother of a preschooler knows… this concept is HUGE! (and… Read more »

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Love at First Sight…underneath the South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston, South Carolina – The best part of the South Carolina Aquarium is the sea turtle hospital underneath it. For ten bucks extra at the ticket counter, they’ll give you a tour! And if you think your three-year-old is too young to get it, think again! The window cut-outs in the tanks, give small children… Read more »

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Bring your picnic basket and kids here…

Charleston, South Carolina – There are many beaches to choose from in the Charleston area. And the more you visit or the longer you live there, you find that there is something special about each one. Surfing at Folly Beach, bike paths and wide beaches at Kiawah, etc., etc. But there is only one spot… Read more »

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Picasso IS for Preschoolers!

I’ll admit it! About half way to the Cleveland Museum of Art, I wondered if I should turn the car around and abort the adventure. With a one-year-old and three-year-old, wasn’t I asking for a day of repeating the following: ‘Be quiet!’ ‘Don’t touch!’ ‘Please don’t put your mouth on the sculpture!’ “Do I have… Read more »

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Sleds for Snow Covered Hills and Comfy Knits!

We are making the most of our long visit with winter! Building snowmen and acting the part : ) And sledding, too! Inspired by this most treasured winter past-time, here’s a sewing project that brings sledding indoors. For the pants I used the Easy Fit Pants from the Scientific Seamstress. I simply added the strap and… Read more »

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