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Dog in No Man's Land by Damian Kelleher - review

'This truly has an air of something precious and special about it, and is definitely a book to read, share and treasure'<p>Dog in No Man's Land is a beautiful book with a moving plot. It tells the story of Billy, a boy who joins the army to fight in the first world war. On his way to fight in the …

Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by Karen Foxlee - review

'The story is exceptional, a truly modern fairytale, tying in unexpected characters'<p>Ophelia is a curious girl who is skeptical and believes in science, not magic. Since the death of her mother, Ophelia's dad has found a job at a museum in a city where it always snows. In this museum she meets the …

Celebrating Shel Silverstein: Five Book Birthdays

The late author-illustrator Shel Silverstein (1930–1999) knew exactly how he wanted his children’s books to look, right down to the color and weight …

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

• <b>Author:</b> Sonali Fry<p>This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween!<p><i>The itsy bitsy pumpkin</i><i><br>rolled down the spooky street.</i><i><br>He passed a ghoulish ghost</i><i><br>and some stinky goblin’s feet.</i><p>A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with …

Children's Book Review: Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $26.99 (112p) ISBN 978-0-399-16791-1

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters<p>Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, $26.99 (112p) ISBN 978-0-399-16791-1<p>More By and About This …

The Imaginary gallery – let your imagination run riot!

AF Harrold and Emily Gravett’s beautiful and strange new book The Imaginary is about imagination, love, loss, new starts and old endings. This gallery of Emily Gravett’s gorgeous images from the book isn’t going to tell you the story of what happens in the Imaginary. Instead writer AF Harrold …

Sewing Tips: Basic Darning and Mending

In today’s culture of disposable fashion, the simple art of basic darning and mending has been all but forgotten. But, thanks to a recent question from my BFF about fixing a hole in a garment, I stumbled upon this neat post on The Coletterie that features a few instructive pages on darning and …

How-To: Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks

Create a fun and spooky crystal ball decor effect that’ll make your friends and trick-or-treaters look twice with this cool spooky crystal ball candlesticks tutorial from Bev at Flamingo Toes!<p>For this project, Bev teamed up with Karen from The Graphics Fairy to create a ready-to-use printable for …

23 Office-Appropriate Hairstyles That Take No Time at All

For a place where we spend the bulk of our time, the office can often get the short end of the stick when it comes to our creativity. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a position that takes advantage of your talents, but more often than not cubicles, board rooms and suits are the norm. And with …

Hairstyling

Braid Inception: 20 Ways to Wear Braids in Your Braids

Y’all know we love us some braids. We rock the French, the Dutch, the fishtail, and we even mix them together sometimes. But we’re ready to up the ante. Why wear a three-strand braid when you can rock five strands? Our question exactly. Some nights just demand you go the extra mile. These braided …

How-To: Paper House Luminary

When I spotted this DIY paper luminary project by Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made, it really lit up my day! Cathe provides a template that you can print onto paper and cut out by hand. I am thinking of converting this into a pattern my Silhouette machine can cut for me. I would love to make a …

How-To: Paper Monster Silhouettes

This little gang of silhouette monsters are a great craft for both kids and adults! Jen van Overbeeke of In Paper Dreams recently ran a free workshop over at the local library here in Kitchener, ON. The workshop was a part of the <i>It’s On!</i> programming series, for (but not limited to) the 20s/30s …

Pine Cone Winter Fairies

Shares 2<p>These adorable winter fairies are a great craft for fall. I could see putting these on the Christmas Tree too!<p>Shares 2<p>Get the instructions …

Christmas Trees

Halloween Caramel Apples

Shares 0<p>Caramel apples are such a fun and tasty fall treat! Give them a Halloween twist by adding chocolate, fondant or other items to turn them into …

Candy Corn

Hooray Cardigan

One more week with a new pattern! Today it's going to be Hooray Cardigan.<p>This easy to wear and chic cardigan is knitted in one piece from top down. …

Carambola Flowers — Origami Flowers by Carmen Sprung

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Single Sheet Origami<p>If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola …

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

I suppose this project might be a good one for the middle of summer, when the weather outside is hot and it would feel great to play with a chunk of …

10 Halloween themed lesson plans

Halloween is right around the corner, and what could be a more fun theme for your fall lesson plans? There are so many different ways to work …

Growing Herbs in Sun and Part-Shade

Some herbs are perennial (live for several years), and others are annual (completing their life cycle within one year), or biennial (a two-year life …

How-To: Fabric Storage Bins with Handles

Organize closets, craft rooms, and play areas with this tutorial for making your own simple and handy fabric storage bins with handles from Minki’s Work Table.<p>I’m loving the contrast fabric and bold top-stitching around the edge.<p>Whip up a few for your home! Click here to see the full how-to.

650+ Construction Paper Crafts

Shares 12<p>You read that right, over 650 crafts that use <b>construction paper</b>! It’s crazy to think that there are that many, but construction paper itself …

Crafting

Paper Flower Roundup

I have been making paper flowers ever since kindergarten. They are one of those crafts that are instantly satisfying to make, and have many levels of difficulty to work up to. I have put together a collection of paper flower and plant projects to inspire you to make some for your own space or for a …

How-To: Felt Elephant Mobile

Stitch up a charming DIY felt elephant mobile that’s perfect for your own nursery decor or a baby shower gift with this tutorial and downloadable template from Benzie!<p>Ready to create some cute? Click here to see the full how-to!

Kid Crafts: Soap Bottle Rocket

Looking for an awesome kid-friendly project to keep little ones busy during the long weekend? Check out this cool soap bottle rocket tutorial that Amanda Kingloff shared from her book <i>Project Kid</i> on Hello, Wonderful!<p>It’s fun, creative, and made with upcycled materials—what’s not to love?!<p>Ready to …

Crafting

Tutorial: No-sew neoprene circle skirt

Tutorial: No-sew neoprene circle skirt<p>Geneva from A Pair and A Spare shows how you can make this neoprene circle skirt. There’s no sewing involved. …

Melted Bottle Jewelry

Crafting with shrink plastic can get expensive, but not if you use empty plastic bottles. Turn your decorated shrink art into pretty and unique …

How-To: Teacup Coasters

Transform your favorite patterned origami paper into beautiful, useful coasters with this teacup coasters tutorial from Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea!

Superhero Comic Book Magnets