I’m thinking about starting a separate blog, or maybe separate sections of this blog for homeschool projects and crafty bidness. I’m not really sure how I want to go about doing that so for the time being I’m going to toss all of that stuff into this post and move it around as needed.
I’ve all but quit knitting since January because homeschool is sucking up every last drop of my time and mental energy. However, I did manage to carve out a bit of time to make Presley a monster boot skirt! Not only do I love the way this skirt turned out, I’m also super proud of myself because I didn’t use a pattern at all!!
I made this particular skirt to celebrate Presley potty training! Oh yeah, that’s right…the not even 2 year old practically potty trained herself!! WOO HOO!
Moving on to homeschool stuff…
We’ve been up to our eye balls in projects since we started Tapestry of Grace in January. I haven’t posted any of them here because I just wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to make a homeschool blog. But, I’ve had a few people ask me to post them so for the time being, here they are.
Our first (and on going) project was to make and paint a salt map of an imaginary country. We’ve got it all painted except for the mountains so I’ll come back and add in that picture when we finish it.
Our first 3 weeks of TOG had us taking an in depth look at Egypt. Aside from working on a rather large lap book (don’t have pics of that yet) we also made Egyptian paddle dolls:
Continuing with the Egyptian theme, on we had our own mini archaeological dig. I found these sand pyramids at Wal-Mart for 88 cents. So cool!
And rounding out our 3 weeks in Egypt was our experimental salt dough oil lamps. Much to my surprise, they actually worked!
This week we’ve been studying Sumeria, the Tower of Babel, and Abram’s lineage. Here is our interpretation of an ancient Sumerian Ziggurat:
Close up to show the texture (corn meal mixed with paint)
We’ve still got quite a few projects that I haven’t taken pictures of yet, but this is a pretty good representation of what we’ve been up to for the past 2 months!