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The other day I was helping host a block party for a dear client of mine in what felt like 35 mph gale force winds.  It was crazy - like lift the bounce house up into the air windy.  Craft supplies were sailing off the tables like ninja throwing stars, tablecloths were literally taking flight, and our photo op backdrop had to be lashed to one of the neighbor’s front gates lest it take out the folks posing for a selfie.  All this adds up to one thing....Summer in San Francisco.  

I love exploring different painting techniques with kids.  I especially enjoy projects where children allow their imaginations to run free, outside of the confines of any rules or regulations.  I love to watch as they dig into color combinations and use materials in their own manner.  I'm also a sucker for anything translucent that glows when the light hits it.  Which is why, I will, without a doubt, be adding

Is there anything cuter than a doll made out of a sock?  Seriously, this is one of those crafts that I've been doing for years.  What I love about sock dolls is they can be anything, from a beloved animal to a snowman. There are just so many possibilities.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  As a kid in school, I used to love the prep that went into this day.  I remember going to Woolworths and pondering over which box of 32 cards I would purchase. Would it be the Fonz with his thumb up saying "ehhh, be my valentine" or Speed Racer wishing you'd "race on over" to be his valentin? I remember sitting at our dining room table laboriously filling each one out, diligently writing each child's name on those mini envelopes, my tongue raw and tasting of gum paste after sealing each one.