|Frosty in July|
At Easter he had rabbit ears, but in August, I decided to turn him into a fishergirl!
A trip to the Sally Ann, and an Ottawa Freecycle set of beads for a fishing line, a craft foam fish with eyes, and we're all set!
Bear is sporting a jaunty Canada Day/Olympic/Calgary Stampede hat, as well as a Canada Day tie.
|New decor for the wreath!|
|Cool court jester|
Carefully measuring 1" all around, I tapped in nails and wound some multi-coloured yarn from one point to the opposite corner, then moving one nail over and doing the same. What's cool about the yarn is that there are spots of intense colour.
|My mobile: mussel shelly, oyster shells,|
escargot and fishing lures!
I used to do this type of pattern with my students for geometry projects. We made them from cardboard. Eventually, school supply companies made them from hard plastic and we would use elastics, but we loved the patterns.
I loved teaching art. Our Language Arts was based on a theme, and so was our art. It was more that I facilitated art; gathering materials, and seeing what they could create. I loathed it when everyone's art all looked the same. My bright artists would figure something out, tutor the others, and we would have a grand time.
|Called: 'Never a door closes!'|
I began with a small skein of wool yarn, bought on sale, and realized I wouldn't have enough. Back to the store!
How to make a skirt using ties.
Bear has been fun. But even bear has had a change.
|This one, well, needs work!|
THe green iron thing is from an old
kerosene heater from my parents.