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DIY Dinosaurs

This project was one I came up with for my very last story time as a children’s librarian. I absolutely loved that job, but I am equally excited to be returning to teaching at a small independent school in a flex teacher role, where I’ll have lots of opportunities to teach art. As usual, I […] Read more…

Caitlin Betsy Bell | DIY Basketball Hoop

How to: Make a Cardboard Basketball Hoop

We went to the craft store and I told my girl she could pick out something small, while I was suggesting to her maybe a rubber stamp or something crafty, she discovered a small basketball and I immediately knew it was coming home with us–she almost wouldn’t fork it over to the cashier so we […] Read more…

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Think SPRING

While the weather around here lately has been decidedly WINTER we’ve been pretending it is spring with all our inside activities. 1. Always a favorite: paintings made not with brushes, but using cards (old gift cards, membership cards, etc.) to push and pull tempera paint around on watercolor paper. I like to tape the paper […] Read more…

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Halloween Party

It was always a tradition growing up for me to throw a Halloween party for my friends and so this year after a successful birthday party (post coming soon!) I decided it was time to carry on that tradition for my little girl. It turned out to be a really wonderful time and I so […] Read more…

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my wedding dress

In all the wedding making, I saved my wedding dress for last. So by the time I was making it, I could just focus on that one thing. Before I made my final version, I first made a muslin (which came in handy when I decided I wanted the skirt to have a lining and […] Read more…

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Last month I did a little fabric shopping for my birthday and I picked out lots of fun fabrics to make some little girl clothes, which then turned into making some little doll clothes. My little one informed me that Baby (her doll I designed and made) needed a friend. I used it as an […] Read more…

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My little sewing assistant

I came across this photo on my camera and it was just too good not to share! She’s a little bigger than she was in this photo, taken last spring, but she continues to be just as interested in what momma is doing in her craft room. xo CBB Read more…

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All the little details

I’ve come to the realization that our first anniversary has come and gone and I never really finished sharing about our DIY wedding! Here are a few of the smaller details that made our day special & personal.                    the details: I gave my guy a choice […] Read more…

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