Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy stuff this week

Enjoying wishing wells.

Look at that happy face and the little upturned toe. I love it!

Pretending to be a baby.

This is an adult cradle at Shelburne Museum. I was told by the guide that the cradle was built by the Shakers (this one is a replica) and the elderly and infirm would use this as a sort of day bed. It would be placed in the kitchen by the hearth.

Growling like a bear-yes, my kids do this a lot!
Climbing trees before the rain comes.

Creating spring napkins.

Coloring on rocks with rocks.


  1. Ok, I need a little more info on those spring napkins....;)

    Clear glue, then dye, then peel the glue??

    Lisa :)

  2. I was just getting ready to ask the same question as Lisa. :) The pictures of your kids at the museum made me smile.

  3. The designs were done with Elmer's no-run gel but I think plain Elmer's would be fine. We let the design dry and then used dye. I just left the dye on for a minute but if I was to do it again I would leave it on for longer (J wanted a pastel, springy look). Then we rinsed it out with cold water. When the dye was all out, I threw the napkins in the wash with hot water and detergent to remove the glue. Then into the dryer. It was a very fun project. I would like to use this method on curtains!

  4. Sounds like a fun week! And thanks for sharing you napkin dying directions..those are so pretty.

  5. Jane,
    Glad to see you are back from wherever you were! We were starting to worry about you! How come these pictures look sunny??? I don't think I have seen sun in a week!!!