Felt purses

Cutting felt and stitching to make purses…

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Look at those tiny stitches…

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Isn’t that pretty?

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Nadia added a button so the purse can be closed.

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Another blue one…

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With a butterfly 🙂

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These turned out really well!

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We have been using these as gift card holders.

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Have a great Sunday!

Cheers,
Aruna

A simple thaumatrope

We all made these spinners when we were kids. I had to show Nadia!

She drew, colored and cut out a few birds and a branch.

Here are our pieces all ready…

Nadia was so amazed by this…how is this possible was the question?

Here’s a video to show the spinning bird on a branch.

Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Starry night in the open sea

Summer solstice 2017…longest day…how did we celebrate?

Dinner in the park, painting and playing…what better way!

Nadia took her painting outside…creating waves here 🙂

Taking a break here while we wait for the paint to dry…

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Back again…adding some dark blue waves

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Ozzie waits patiently for Nadia to finish…

Adding a little boat now…

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Another break…

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Adding finishing touches…

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Love the finished artwork 🙂

Starry night in the open sea…

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Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

 

Polar bears international

What better way to explain the impact of climate change than learning about the condition of polar bears today?

Here, Nadia is drawing and cutting out pieces for making her polar bear.

Drawing on the paws and the face…

And gluing the pieces together…

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Here’s our majestic polar bear…

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What other animals are affected by climate change? She asks…A Koala too, remember the Australian summers of 2009? Here’s a great link to read up on (Climate change impacting Koalas) and share with your little ones.

Some playtime…

And some reading up on polars and their shrinking habitats….

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What can we do to help? She asks…we’re figure something out, I tell her 😦

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Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Sun, Wind and Water

This Sunday we found our way to Lions Den (thanks to a tip from a co-worker). The Bluff trail provides awesome views of Lake Michigan…

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The area has lots of shaded trails to walk through…DSCF8917

There’s a lovely beach area for hours of fun…stones to pick

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Swim, wade and get your feet wet…FullSizeRender2

Mudpies to make…FullSizeRender3And moments to just muse and marvel at the Great Lakes…

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Since we’re not doing much crafting or art indoor this summer, this blog shall present Summer activity posts…after all we are celebrating life each day 🙂

Cheers,

Aruna