First, I wanted to get some of our wooden saint dolls painted. It has been a while since I have added to our collection. St. Francis de Sales feast day is today, so he was the first I completed. This week also has St. Angela Merici (1/27), so I added her to our line up. Next week is St. John Bosco's (1/31) and then St. Blaise (2/3), so they became part of our collection, too.
|St. Francis de Sales, St. Angela Merici, St. John Bosco and St. Blaise|
After painting them and then spraying them with an acryllic sealer, I thought I would take some time to sew. I had seen the project for these tissue holders on Skip to My Lou, and while not in the spirit of St. Valentine, I thought I could use up some of my scrap fabric.
I found this really sweet storybook print at JoAnn's about 5 - 6 years ago. I used some of it to make Jenna a Rosary Quilt and had some left over. I also had purchased the "Faith, Hope, Love and Charity" fabric. (A bad habit of mine is to purchase a yard of fabric that I like, regardless of whether I have plans to use it!) I used these to sew up the tissue holders.
I have this McCall's print hanging out at my house, too. I was thinking these would make pretty tissue holders for the girls. They remind me of the Betsy McCall paper dolls that I had printed off for them several years ago. You can find those here. They are a free download and very sweet.
If you click over on Rosary Quilt, you can find a free template to download for the Rosary Quilt. I am anticipating Daniel using the one I made several years ago for Jenna.
One last link to share with you - - I came across this freebie when I was trolling the web for something else. Called Homeschool Freebie of the Day, I will not vouch for everything on the site, but there is some cool stuff, like audio dramatizations of Little Women and David Copperfield. There is also some free e-book downloads. Check them out here.
Enjoy & God Bless!