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Bag Pattern

January 16th, 2010 at 2:54 pm » Comments Off

32 Square Tote This bag is a sample from Rami King‘s presentation at the 2009 ASG Conference. I thought it was a good size and would be a good project for Chunguita & Pulguito. It is just squares. How hard could it be? Well, it isn’t easy to construct the pattern. Bag Pattern On my [...]

The Mother Load Layered Cookie Bars

October 27th, 2009 at 7:01 pm » Comments (1)

Chunguita and I had an evening alone, so we decided to make these cookies. The peanut butter cookie recipe seems incomplete. It worked out fine for us because I bought sugar cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough, and chocolate chip cookie dough. The chocolate cookie recipe is DIVINE! I forgot to get chocolate chips, so [...]

Rancho Las Positas

August 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm » Comments Off

Chunguita’s final project for kindergarten was a papier mache of Rancho Las Positas. I think I did a good job. I got an A+. The inspiration was from the Livermore Heritage Guild. The initial sketch. The preliminary model. The model from above. And from the side.

Artwork by Chunguita

March 9th, 2009 at 6:25 pm » Comments Off

Science Project

January 8th, 2009 at 8:37 pm » Comments Off

Santa put a science experiment in each of the kiddos stockings. Be Amazing Toys produces them. And I happen to know that Santa shops at The Golden Apple Learning Store. We started these experiments a few days ago, and the kids are still fascinated by them. Both were along the lines of what happens when [...]

fabric painting

December 3rd, 2008 at 12:06 am » Comments Off



October 6th, 2008 at 12:40 am » Comments Off

Perler Bead Art

September 24th, 2008 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

The kids really like perler beads, but I made this one.

To Do with Kiddos

July 29th, 2008 at 12:08 am » Comments Off

How To: Make Bath Bombs 5 Loom-Knitting Patterns for Kids from YarnCraft Ichigo Daifuku – Japanese Sweet bean and Strawberry ball Child’s Tent Balloon lights tutorial Button Flower Tutorial Fern Grotto Beach @ Wilder Ranch State Park Batik with Elmers Galactic Glue and acrylic paint Making Paste Paper Button Flower Bouquet Felt Flowers Foam stamps [...]

Young California Building at Alameda County Fair

July 23rd, 2008 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

This year, Chunguita and Pulguito both entered items into the fair. They were on display in the Young California Building during the fair. Won’t someone make a cake like this for me for my birthday? One of the free craft activities was making horses.

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