Yesterday Tom and I went for a few walks at all the different parks in our area. We were looking for acorns and it was harder then I realized it would be. By now most of the acorns have either been eaten or hidden away by the squirrels.

Still we managed to find enough for the projects I will be doing with the first grade class this afternoon. The acorn caps were actually really easy to find. Today is the Fall Party and we will be making little felt ball acorns by gluing the felt balls into the acorn caps. I’ve got a lot of the caps and balls so each kid can make several. I really wanted the kids to make the felt balls since I think that is one of the most fun parts of the whole project, but when I found out how long we have for the party, there just isn’t enough time.

Then this morning Tom drilled holes into all the acorns + chestnuts we collected yesterday, and those will be made into necklaces with wood beads.

I also sewed some fall leaf beanbags for the game. We did a similar game last year for the Winter party with snowball beanbags and kids this age just seem to love tossing beanbags around.



cuckoo clock ornaments

Sorry for such bad photos, but it is so gray and rainy. It looks like this should be the last rainy day for the week, thank goodness. I need to get out and collect acorns for a Fall class party project.

I made a big tree and some smaller snow covered trees. Plus here are the finished cuckoo clock ornaments. There is more I want to share, but its going to have to wait for a sunny day for photos. We have the finished studio, trick or treat bags that I sewed, and the craft project I am making with B’s class on Friday….so more to come when I can take some decent pictures :)

sick food + cuckoos

cuckoo clock ornaments WIP

sick food

While it feels odd to work on Christmas related plush, it also feels unbelievable that it is almost November! These are my cuckoo clock ornaments for Art Star’s annual ornament show. I just need to add the pinecones and I will be shipping them off tomorrow. The show starts Nov. 7th-be sure and check it out!

Since my little one was home sick yesterday (and I am still getting over a cold myself) we made some homemade mock-chicken noodle soup. Along with biscuits, apples, and hot tea it seemed the perfect sick food to me.

Oh I have been getting lots of emails about the shop-and why is it still down. I have to upgrade to the newest edition of zencart before I can make my shop live again. This may mean that for the Nov 1st update I might use Etsy…..still debating over that. I will have a Nov 1st update though, and I will post more info here on what I decide.