Creative Table Inspiration

Creative table art invitation inspiration from Tinkerlab

In the four days since I posted about the  Creative Table project, I've been amazed at the variety of ideas that have come from this International group; everything from a geology lesson to oversized PVC pipe tinkering toys to making paper dolls. As I'm typing this, more creative table images are coming in, and I'll be sure to post those next week. These images are mostly … [Read more...]

St. Paddy’s Day Photo Booth

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I've  always loved St. Paddy's day, and then I lucked out and married a cute Irishman. We spent part of our honeymoon in Ireland, and the green island holds a special place in my heart. A few weeks ago I asked the Tinkerlab Facebook community for some ideas on what I could do with a huge pile of old sheets. I got tons of great ideas, and we started by making a Simple Clip … [Read more...]

Tinkerlab on Instagram

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Hi all! It's been a rough couple of days with a one year old who's not afraid to fight sleep. I think she's teething, but who really knows, and coffee has been getting me through the days. I had big ideas about sharing Valentines projects and more paper bag experiments, but the reality is that I have a huge pile of dishes to contend with and bags under my … [Read more...]

Join the Next Creative Challenge

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One year ago I started this series of Creative Challenges with a toilet paper/loo roll challenge. The series began on a small scale and has grown along with my blog to include a generous sponser [Kiwi Crate] and a host of talented bloggers and non-blogging friends who focus on process-oriented projects with their children or students. The challenges are bi-monthly, and we have … [Read more...]

Architecture as Art

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"Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts." -Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, Roman architect and writer We have a basket of blocks that come out every now and again, and when they do I'm always reminded of how much learning … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2011

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"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce, Poet So here we are at the end of 2011. Can you believe it? Are you looking forward to a better year, making concrete changes that will improve your life in 2012, hoping for a little more … [Read more...]

Make and Takes, the book {Giveaway}

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When I started blogging waaaaay back in 2010, Make and Takes, a crafty blog run by former kindergarten teacher Marie LeBaron, was one the first amazing kid craft blogs to enter my radar. One of my favorite things about Marie's site is a section called Spotlight, a collection of the best food and crafts submitted by readers. The photography makes me drool (not a pretty image, I … [Read more...]

In Search of Life Balance

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I have to confess that I've been feeling a little overwhelmed for the past few weeks. Or maybe months. The feeling comes and goes, but striking the right work/life balance has been tough, and anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something. If you're not familiar with my story, I'm a SAHM who has the working bug in her soul. I want nothing more than to be with my … [Read more...]