Category Archives: Crafts

Valentine’s Ornament

Valentine’s Ornament, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

That’s right. It’s time for Valentine’s Day…I am thinking about my “Holiday Tree”, covered in hearts and cupids. I have heard of so many festive ways to make each Holiday special for the kids, everyone really. Mine is the Holiday Tree. This summer it had crafts the kids made at the Hollywood Bowl, and lanterns from a field trip to China Town…These little whimsies will surely evolve in to the perfect heart.  They are so much fun to make because there is no pressure to do anything other than play and enjoy the process.



Patchwork, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

We have this great fabric with the States on it…we thought it would be cool to stack them and sew around the edges, and sew them on to baby clothes. Mostly it’s fun to use the zig zag on the new Hello Kitty Sew Pretty!

Kiely Hard at Work

Kiely Hard at Work, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

Notice the robe? Every morning Kiely woke up and put on whatever shoes she could find, and ran out to the studio to sew…That week after Christmas it was only 48 degrees in the morning too! She has made a couple of drawstring bags for the babies down the street, and is working on some patches. Inspired after digging through my Grandma’s old sewing kit.

Holiday 07 Craft-Ornament

Holiday 07 Craft-Ornament, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

Birds, Angels and Trees…Actually the kids went crazy for them. They were thrilled with the end result. And they weren’t too sure about the project when I brought a bunch of sticks to work with. The janitor wasn’t too sure either…I went back to my car to get the rest of the supplies, and he had thrown all of my sticks in to the dumpster. It was the quickest I have ever seen anything cleaned up by the benches, ever…I was totally chapped, because the giant lawn mowers had turned all the good sticks in the park in to mulch the previous day. Time was running out on the holidays crafts! Not to much to do for an hour in the garden with 1st graders and it’s raining. I had to dive for my branches…I had no choice.

Holiday 07 Craft-Bird Ornament

Holiday 07 Craft-Bird Orn, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

the Bird

Holiday 07 Craft-Angel

Holiday 07 Craft-Angel, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

For Griffin’s 1st grade class, we made trees…sticks in plaster of paris…the idea was that they would make the ornaments…but that was ambitious. So, I made 20 of them the night before the big performance, with the help of my good friend Meridian. Chardonnay. They turned out fine.

Holiday 07 Craft-Forest

Holiday 07 Craft-Forest, originally uploaded by Gourmet Fiber.

All the trees together on the piano created a nice little forest!  The fabric tree idea cam from The Small Object.