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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Back to Crafting!

Now that my workroom is nice and organized, I thought I would take some time today to work on some crafts. 

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!

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