Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Present

Some time ago, Ann Voskamp was posting little pictures from a book: Natural Science Through the Seasons: 100 Teaching Units.
The book is hard to get, and when you do find it, it is usually priced at over $100.  If you are lucky, you can get it at a thrift shop at a really cheap price.  But that is if you are lucky.
One enterprising blogger posted links to the calendars from every (school) month.  They are worth looking at- but they are not really in printable condition.
So I went to work.
Earlier this month, I made one for September.  On letter (A4) paper- which was not really big enough.  I drew the pictures by hand and switched it all around so the moon phases fell on OUR moon phases.  It was pretty, but not quite what I wanted.
So for October, I made a change.
I switched it up.  I made it bigger, transposed the dates, moved things around added some and deleted others.  And I put it in colour.

If you click it, you should be able to get a bigger version to print out.
This is closer to what I was looking for.  But not quite.  I ended up using my pastel pencils because I realized after I had done it, that india ink is water soluble and would ruin any colours I had :)
Feel free to print it out for you own personal use only.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yarn Along: Wednesday 14th September

On Wednesdays, Ginny over at Small things, likes to host a yarn along.  She says:
"~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~"

I finally finished my socks- which I might well get use out of soon, since a cold front is heading our way!
And my parents sent this lovely book all the way from England.  It is all about vintage themed tea parties!!
Oh- all of that is on our brand new (old) kitchen table, and sitting on the placemat I made.  It is a double sided placemat, so I can flip it over for a different look!  And the paper is a cute note I found upstairs, written by my 7 year old daughter- "He is sdoopid" (he is stupid) :)

For more yarn alongs, go see Ginny!

UPDATED to add the link to the (free) pattern for the socks: