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Crafting On :: The Children's Year

I purchased a used copy of The Children's Year recently, and what a wonderful source of inspiration it is! I've already made several things from it and Mike made something really special.  We'll start with his weekend project.

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The Camp, or play frames.
These are fairly hard to find in the US, so this project was very welcome!

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This was a thrifty project, around $20.
I sewed the curtains and crocheted the string hinges.

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It's light, portable and easy to use.
It takes the place of chair houses, which have been terribly frustating for Willow.
Really, it can be anything at all--a fence, walls to a tent, the sides of a ship, you name it.
The more time passes, the more we love toys that aren't any one thing in particular.

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I made this sweet little popover apron for Laurel from the book.
It was hard to get her holding still in it.

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Here it is, holding still.
It was very easy to make and hem.
I am oddly enjoying curved hems lately.
I am certain I will make others, in addition to the sleeved smock pattern offered in the book.

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And one last thing-- a mob cap for Willow to match this dress I made just befor our trip.
Both turned out very well and I think I will make more for Autumn.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams!

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( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
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impossibleway
Jun. 1st, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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impossibleway
Jun. 1st, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
The book is so full of great ideas from people who really seek to understand children. :-)
blakdove
May. 31st, 2015 01:45 am (UTC)
I just love the dress and cap!
impossibleway
Jun. 1st, 2015 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks!
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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