Tuesday, June 27, 2017


I saw this idea on Pinterest, but made my own game boards. The child uses dice for this. One die for the 1-6 boards and 2 dice for the 1-12 boards. Originally it was just a 1-6 board, but I wanted to go higher, yet if you just do a 1-12 board with 2 dice, you can't ever get one. So I did it this way. I glued a circle to start with and (I traced a shortening lid)  then added features, using scrapbook paper scraps. I also used odds and ends of stickers I had on hand. The google eyes are  the glue-on kind and the child counts the number on the dice, then puts on that many eyes. Later if you want to, you can have them lay the dice on the word that matches the number. I haven't laminated these yet, but plan to. I made them from cardstock because I wanted them to fit into a notebook that has other preschool worksheets. I will buy a pencil case that fits into a 3-ring binder to hold the google eyes and the dice. Instead of using regular dice, I am going to make one from a block of wood with numerals instead of dots to count, as they are counting the eyes and I want them also recognizing the numerals. I think this will be a fun math activity for pre-schoolers. Another tip is to put more than 12 eyes in the bag, so that they can't just use all the remaining eyes instead of counting them out.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I decided to make a new sewing machine cover. I wanted lighter and prettier this time, and chose this flower print. It was not the quilted material I usually use, so I inserted heavy pellon to give it more substance, and doubled the flowered material. When I looked through my buttons to find something to wrap the ribbon around, I found these fairy buttons. As a child I believed that fairies lived in the flower gardens, so these seemed just right.

Friday, April 28, 2017


These are bookmarks for a class I am teaching at church. This master makes ten bookmarks. I added dark brown ribbon to some, ivory ribbon to others, and a small star sticker to the circle in the key. I printed them off on cardstock, I used a fancier cardstock that was light brown and had a slight marbling pattern to it, that made it look older. This was a quote I wanted to emphasize in this class, and the bookmarks are for their teacher manuals.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

PJ MASKS PEG PEOPLE (Except Night Ninja, who will have to join these when I get more pegs...)

Scroll down to see the Ninjalinos and the Teeny Tiny Ninjalino. Left to right: Gecko (Greg), Owlette (Omaya), Cat Boy (Connor), Romeo and Luna Girl.


Here are some. I ran out of wood forms to paint and can't get them in town, so more will have to follow at a later date. Maybe I will figure out how to make a Stuffy by then. :S
Left to right? The Wicked King, Hallie, Doc, Lambie and CeCe.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Here are two more. The first two were for my daughter's nephew, then I decided to make 2 more for my peg people collection. I figured out how to take better pictures of them, too, by the way. :)