Sarah Pearn

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Machine Binding Tutorial

There are lots and lots of binding tutorials. <i>Lots</i>. So I’m going to skim over binding basics fairly quickly in order to share with you how I machine …

To Prewash Quilt Fabric or Not

To Prewash Quilt Fabric or Not...<p>Beginning Quilting 101 continues...<p><i>This post contains affiliate links.</i><p>There are those who prewash quilt …

12 Different Ways to Cut a Fat-Quarter - Sassafras Lane Designs

If you are like me, you collect fat-quarters of your favorite fabric lines. I can't always justify buying multiple yards of an entire line, but a …

Sewing

modern quilts in modern interiors

As someone who gravitates toward minimal, Scandinavian-inspired interiors, I'm always on the lookout for those modern spaces that successfully …

Design

How to Cut a Fat Quarter!

Quilter’s Confession: We love Fat Quarters! We love to collect them, pet them, admire them… but why is it so hard to cut into them?Known by many as …

Sewing

Pre-Order Piece and Quilt with Precuts – My Next Book!

You guys! I wrote another book!! Piece and Quilt with Precuts will be published this August and I’m now taking pre-orders for signed copies through …

Quilting

Petals and Patches, Fresh and New!

Introducing Four Patch Petals. This is my version of springtime in quilt form. (-: You can make one, too! Petals is featured in the summer issue of …

Quilting

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

10 Secrets To Raising Less Stressed Kids

A couple of years ago I was driving my daughter home from high school, and she shared something from her Human Development class that day. The …

How to Start a Toddler Music Group: Part 2 - Everyday Reading

This is the part where you suddenly think this was a very bad idea. Especially if, like me, your musical talents are abysmal to say the least.<p>Oh …

A Song for Hoops

I like to have children using large motor movements when exploring pitch and so I wrote a song called “Merry-Go-Round” which I use with hoops. You …

Song for the Weekend – Tidy Up Song

I wrote this song a while ago to help the youngsters in music groups tidy away instruments and props at the end of our percussion section. It’s very …

Lesson Planning

What could or should you put in a lesson plan? This is a huge question as so much depends on variables such as the age of the children, whether the …

10 Pieces of Classical Music Your Toddler Will Love

Listening to classical music with your toddlers can boost brainpower.<p>Not theirs. <i>Yours</i>.<p>As a parent of a child under the age of 5, I know you can only …

Musical Mondays- Action Songs

<i>Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes.....</i> If you have a child over the age of 1 you probably know this song. And you …

30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?"

<i>Sometimes it can be tough getting your child to talk about their day. Instead of asking the mundane question "How was your day?," try using one of these creative queries from our friends at Parent Co.!</i><p>When I picked my son up from his first day of 4th grade, my usual (enthusiastically delivered) …

Top 10 Best Beach Tents In 2015 Reviews

If you are a person who likes going to the beach or the park during your holiday or summer vacation, you will want a beach tent. With a beach tent, …

Hilarious Comic Has The Perfect Response To People Who Try To Shame Breastfeeding Moms

Despite the fact that it is legal to breastfeed in public, moms are habitually shamed for nursing their babies outside the home. This comic depicts …

Weatherboard Cottage Extension

<i>Above: Original weatherboards and timber detailing lead to the modern extension.</i><p>Some houses stand out – and not in a good way – their design an …

Knee Bounce Songs: Trot Old Joe

Scarves: Floating Fun for ages 0-5

My pick for the week is scarves. No this post isn't about fashion trends for spring, although I do love how a scarf can add a dash of fun color to …

Musical Mondays- Kid's Songs Adults Love Too!

I think I know every word to every Raffi and Sharon, Lois, and Bram song. Seriously... Every. Single. ONE! And although I have many fond memories of …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

It’s Just as Simple and as Hard as This

When Chase was eight, a woman approached us at the grocery store and said, “What a handsome boy! What do you plan to be when you grow up, young man?” …

Ennio Morricone: good film scores have been replaced by the bad and the ugly

Ahead of a world tour, revered composer says today’s film-makers sell their movies short by using electronic instruments or amateur musicians<p>Too many films are blighted by lacklustre music, with directors failing to grasp the potential of a great score to enhance the viewing experience, one of …

Flute

Don't share a hotel bed with your kids

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>As an elbow spears my stomach for a third time, I have …

Ending Corporal Punishment: Why you should never spank a child

Not long ago, laws protected the “rights of men” to use physical force to correct or punish their wives. A husband’s ability to assert his authority …

Flying With a Baby: Travel with Kids

I have travelled by air many times with each of my babies from when they were very young. In fact, by the time she was six months old AJ had …

50 Things to Know Before Traveling with a Baby

<b>1. Pack Baby Clothes in Shoe Rack-</b> I decided to pack her clothes in a shoe rack. A spot for each day. I packed 3 changes of clothes, 3 travel bibs, …

11 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Kids

<i>I wrote this article last year for Family Times magazine when we lived in Central New York. You might also like 10 Tips for Planning Plane Trips with</i> …