My friend Janet drew these great printable valentines! And they're free! Come and get them at But First We Craft!
Dear Visitors, Friends and Followers, I'm going to tell you a bit about my blogging experience this past year. 2019 was an all-around great year for me. We completed our first year of homeschooling, and began our second. My oldest daughter started JK this year, and my son started grade 3. My youngest daughter is … Continue reading 2019 – A Blog in Review
This weekend my husband was sick. It was a weird kind of sick where he felt good, then bad, then good, then bad all weekend. It was totally unpredictable and seemed to hold the rest of us a bit hostage because we'd never know if we should be including him in our activities, or if … Continue reading Paint Night
My son wrote this week's post (with a bit of help from Mum!), after coming up with the idea himself! This is a really cute one! I hope you like it!
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Today, we're going to do another fall themed craft! This one is great for any age (if you've got enough supervision). I did it with 3 girls: my 11- and 9-year-old nieces, and my 3-year-old daughter. The short form of this post is: dump a bunch of fall leaves … Continue reading DIY Wreath Party!
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're not Canadian you probably think I've got my calendar all mixed up. But for us Canadians, Thanksgiving is just a few short days away. YAY! I love thanksgiving. I love the changing leaves, the delicious Thanksgiving dinner (which, this year, my sister-in-law tells me is, "mystery meat." 🤔 I'm feeling a … Continue reading Jack-O-Lantern Craft
Hi, I'm Jessica! I love to craft, and to host parties (sometimes using things I've made). I want you to see that my house isn't perfect (just look in the background of some of the pictures!), my crafts aren't perfect, I make mistakes (but I can tell you how I fixed them in the tutorials!), … Continue reading About Me – September 2019
My son and I began reading the fourth volume of the Harry Potter series, "The Goblet of Fire," this week. After reading one of the first chapters he asked me if we could make a feather quill like Harry's. So here we are. After having made a very successful DIY quill and ink craft we … Continue reading How to Make a Feather Quill and Ink
It's the start of summer and that means it's strawberry season! Strawberry shortcake, strawberry tarts, chocolate covered strawberries...mmmmm... On Saturday I went with my parents to their local farmers market and we got four flats of strawberries to turn into strawberry jam. Coincidentally, my Mum was planning a little party for her Sunday School class … Continue reading Meadow Craft
At Goodwill three weeks ago my son found an illustrated easy-read chapter book version of Robinson Crusoe. He asked for it - begged me for it actually - and I bought it. After all, it was only $1.50, we're trying to encourage reading, and he's obsessed with Swiss Family Robinson. I figured that since both … Continue reading Burlap Hat