This is the place to find free printables, tutorials and other things I share from time to time.
Giving Thanks from Afar Normally my Thanksgiving post might be filled with tips to make your day less stressful (have a fun activity to keep kids busy! – omg, having them make butter is genius – just screw the lid on tight!) or ideas for thoughtful hostess gifts (tea towels, anyone?). But this year Thanksgiving, […]
Let your creativity flow by exploring mark making, using various tools to create lines, shapes and texture in your art. This activity is great for all ages, and can be adapted to family art night, roommate bonding, classroom lessons (when we can have those again!), summertime boredom busters, online projects with friends and more.
To make the laundry room a little more fun, I made up this printable sign with a phrase from the Underpants Gnomes I always think about when doing laundry.
When the COVID-19 news started to roll in from around the world, I originally set out to create a set of WPA-style informational posters about hand-washing and social distancing
My recent fabric design The Plum Thieves pays homage to the robins who come through our yard every spring and eat the plums off our tree. They’re not very good plums, mostly pit, so it’s a win-win – the birds get a meal, the plums get cleaned up and we get to enjoy a yard […]
Happy new year! Download a free 5×7-inch printable of my “Look Before You Leap” eyechart-themed January 2020 calendar to brighten up your desktop, fridge or bulletin board with a fun pop of color.
A few years ago we found ourselves celebrating Christmas on the road at a hotel, without a tree or our usual decorations. Plus, we had a four-year-old with us who needed to be entertained for an 8-hour flight to our destination. The solution? A portable, pocket-size Christmas garland that can be decorated and assembled on […]
The cemetery might not be the first place you think of for an outing with kids, but cemeteries can be a great way to explore art, nature and history, either checking out your local graveyard or visiting cemeteries big or small when you travel.
July is National Ice Cream Month here in the US (which seems to have a day or a month for pretty much everything, from donuts to bird-feeding – do other countries do that?). With or without the official proclamation, frozen treats and summer go hand-in-hand
I know the first rule of all the articles about cleaning up your computer is to get stuff off your desktop, but that’s just not how I think
If you have a preschooler or kindergartner in the house and need a fun, candy-free Valentine’s Day treat, I highly recommend making heart-shaped crayons.
I made some Halloween-themed papercuts inspired by Mexican papel picado art, and I turned my favorites into printable patterns for you.
My Know Your Famous Groundhogs fabric has proven to be a surprise best-seller – who knew there were so many groundhog aficionados out there? I’d love to know what you’re all making – I’m picturing a Ms. Frizzle-style dress covered in groundhog portraits, or maybe a semi-educational quilt.
Every year around March 14 (because 3/14 is like 3.14, in case you haven’t heard of this phenomenon), we host a Pi(e) Day party, where we celebrate pie, pi and Einstein’s birthday, although really it’s just an excuse to eat pie.
Planning a shindig to welcome back the Starz series Outlander this week? Here’s a free bunting you can download and print to help with the festivities.
Printable labels made for a take-home gift at a fundraiser.
Print these tags on a sheet of 8.5×11″ card stock for quick, fun gift labels. (click on the image to download the PDF) Free for personal, non-commercial use.