Thin Stix (Art Supplies) {Review}

My oldest student, for years now, has imagined herself an artist. While her talent is still in it’s fledgling state, she has a passion for art and so far for all mediums. Thus when there was an opportunity to review Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. through the Homeschool Review Crew, we were excited to jump in to see what we might think. In short, we have found a new staple to keep supplied in our art box! My seven-year-old third grade daughter (eight and transitioning to fourth this summer) loves them. She says they are usable like crayons, but go on more like paint. They dry super super quickly, and after a bit do not smudge either (but you have to wait a minute or so for that). The colors we have a vibrant and perfect for any picture you want to draw. She made a. . .

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Art Books {Guest Post}

Art Study with Creative Madness Mama

I have had a long running series on my blog, doing art books. It’s fun to see the variety of books out there and put them to use.  🙂 I thought I would tell you about some of my favourites. It’s hard to pick I have to admit, but I think I’ve winnowed it down to my top few. Get Into Art Places: Discover Great Art And Create Your Own!. This is a fantastic book that I wrote about here.  It’s not very big at 32 pages but it’s chockful for art and ideas about how to try out the type of art on your own.  I’ve used it with art classes and my students had a lot of fun with it. At the back of the book a Project Checklist was provided, easily letting me know what supplies I would need to complete each project. Fantastic Planet: A Coloring. . .

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Little Stitching Fairy #WIP #xstitch

…and we have a face! ‘Little Stitching Fairy’, chart directly from @joanelliottdesign and fabric is opalescent ‘salior’s moon’ Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. #xstitch #crossstitch #littlestitchingfairy #handdyed #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #dmcfloss from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2p0VsdY

March Stitchy Update #WIP #xstitch

Here are my stitches for March. I didn’t quite keep up with photos as well as I should. In the bottom row, there are two new fabric stashqusitions. One will be for Andromeda and the other for Mermaid Heaven. #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #crossstitch #march #2017 #xstitching #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2nPCLf5

January Unicorn #WIP (Lakeside Fantasy SAL) #xstitch

My unicorn is almost complete. 🦄 my spirals are not showing up I’m thinking of a metallic and I’m missing #dmcfloss 800, so I need to substitute. I’m curious about adding beads… #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #fantasy #2016starts #stitchmaynia #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2lQYwYw

January #WIP Year of Magical Stitching (Joan Elliott) #xstitch

Progress update. Missing a few colors from my box, so I’m assuming I’m have them in a bag with another project. #wip #winter #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #yearofmagicalstitching #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2m9TBVp

January #WIP Updates in #xstitch

February #wip updates and progress. No finishes, but close to some mini finishes soon. Enjoyed #purple #amethyst stitching! #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #stitchmaynia #2017
#pointdecroix #stitchfromstash2017 #2016starts #2017starts #flosstube #HAED #heavenandearthdesigns #lakesideneedlecraftsal2016 #joanelliott #happilyeveraftersal #frostedpumpkinstitchery #stardustfairy #enchantedaurora #spring from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2ldgWX6

Spring Update for my #xstitch #HAED

Spent the day working on my #HAED challenge piece. I’m just over 2,600 stitches in. I’ve not spent as much time as I meant to on this. 1×1 on 25 count Lugana. I’m curious if I can still meet the April deadline… #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #spring #winter #heavenandearthdesigns #ruthsanderson from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kXAsSz

Enchanted Aurora #WIP #xstitch Update

All of her purple shades are completed without counting more than 20-30 across. So she’ll have to wait on some other colors like greens and blues. Now what else purple should I work on this weekend? #canada #winter #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchmaynia #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #flosstube #enchantedaurora #joanelliott from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2kKkCLe

January Craftiness…

Here is my January crafty, mostly in stitches and of course there are other projects I worked on that I didn’t photograph or that the photos went directly to FB groups. How was your start of he year? I already tackled February by jumping back in on a SAL. #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #crossstitch #pregnant #pregnantbelly #winter from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2klharG