Category Archives: Crocheting

Forest School, Squirrely Garden and a Broken Thumb

A painterly pumpkin (Atlantic Giant)

A painterly pumpkin (Atlantic Giant)

Claw marks?

Claw marks?

A whole lot of marigolds

A whole lot of marigolds

Very colorful!

Very colorful!

Dock, Rock

Dock, Rock

Little succulent; all the succulents are still outside; no first frost yet!

Little succulent; all the succulents are still outside; no first frost yet!

Beyond Spy Garden…

A visit to the forest at Baby's Forest School

A visit to the forest at Baby’s Forest School

A Forest School is “an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment” (source). Baby’s school is also inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education…”The child is also viewed as being an active constructor of knowledge. Rather than being seen as the target of instruction, children are seen as having the active role of an apprentice. This role also extends to that of a researcher. Much of the instruction at Reggio Emilia schools takes place in the form of projects where they have opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesize, question, and discuss to clarify their understanding. (source)

The Spy visiting his old haunts

The Spy visiting his old haunts

"The Hollow"

“The Hollow”

A foot!

A foot!

The creek at Forest School!

The creek at Forest School!

Striking Stump

Striking Stump

Clear creek; lots of little fish!

Clear creek; lots of little fish!

Grass Hill

Grass Hill

And at the top of that hill…

Squirrely Garden!

Squirrely Garden!

Asparagus foliage, a faded stump sign and painted rocks

Asparagus foliage, a faded stump sign and painted rocks

Squirrely Garden

Squirrely Garden

Shaped Garden Bed

Shaped Garden Bed

Very Richard Serra

Very Richard Serra

Lots of little winter green seedlings popping up in these beds

Lots of little winter green seedlings popping up in these beds

Down the other side of the hill…

The playground

The playground

"Ninja Rock"

“Ninja Rock”

Playground Cave

Playground Cave

Broken Thumb (a Frisbee Golf Injury)

Broken Thumb (a Frisbee Golf Injury)

Hmmmm a Frisbee Golf Injury? (during PE at school)…I was not there when this injury occurred, but I imagine it was something along these lines…

 

 

or…

(source)

(source)

HAHAHah but the Spy is fine and will have the cast off in two weeks.

HAHhahahah (I did receive the Spy's permission to post this; but I did have to ask pretty, pretty please!) HAHA

HAHhahahah (I did receive the Spy’s permission to post this; but I did have to ask pretty, pretty please!) HAHA

Fish (in a waiting room)

Fish (in a waiting room)

Crochet while you wait (a black wool hat)

Crochet while you wait (a black wool hat)

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up

The Jewel Box

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Baby painting still life of tomatoes and the Spy making a crack-proof thing around an egg.

Using straws and tape (and about a 60 minute time limit) try and build something that will protect an egg from dropping to the ground.

Egg Drop Batting Practice

Egg Drop Batting Practice

You can also use paper and bubble wrap (in addition to straws and tape).

The Spy and his friend

The Spy and his friend

Yolk

Yolk

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Hahahaaa

Hahahaaa

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Belgian White Carrot Seed Head

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Delice de la Table (melon; like cantaloupe)

Rouge Vif d'Etampes

Rouge Vif d’Etampes

7.30.14

7.30.14

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Yellow Blooms on Red Romaine seed heads (and nasturtium in the background)

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Love in a mist (nigella) seed pods drying out and feverfew in the background

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Red romaine blossoms (nasturtiums in the background)

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Red Romaine and Nasturtiums (and the garden living room)

Harlequin Marigold

Harlequin Marigold

Rouge Vif d'Etampes pumpkin

Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin

Dexie

Dexie

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin

Red

Red

Balloons

Balloons

Daniel Boone Bridge

Daniel Boone Bridge

Missouri River

Missouri River

Horses in Fog

Horses in Fog

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Fog in Missouri River Valley

Baby at School

Baby at School

Forest School

Forest School

And in other cool structures…

The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Blooms at the Jewel Box

Built in 1936

Built in 1936

Awesomest green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Awesome green house: we need a (smaller) version!

Pretty Jewel Box

Pretty Jewel Box

The Ground: Today (February 1, 2014)

DSC_6005 (500x335)

DSC_6011 (500x335)

DSC_6022 (500x350)

DSC_6002 (500x335)

DSC_6015 (500x335) (2)

DSC_6024 (500x335)

DSC_6029 (500x335)

DSC_6019 (500x334)

DSC_6017 (500x335)

DSC_6014 (500x335)

In theory this concept for the set of photos was a bit more groundbreaking. Hahaha

Spy Garden Rainy Day 2.1.14

Spy Garden Rainy Day 2.1.14

A rainy day never bums out a gardener (water for the perennials, breaking down the soil, etc!) Colorful paintings to illustrate that though the sky may be gray, inspiration still abounds:

Painting by Babyzilla and me

Painting by Babyzilla and me

Baby did all the shapes and I just filled in the blank parts of the canvas with blue/purple.

Baby and the Spy painting

Baby and the Spy painting

Painting

Painting

And in other Saturday rainy day craft project news:

 

Made a green beret for Baby.

Made a green beret for Baby.

And Smoochie started making:

A bookcover

A bookcover

with old couch leather. The book covers are for a Bible (which is pretty old and the pages are in good shape, but the cover was ripped) and for Lonesome Dove (which the dog ate the cover). Both books are absolute staples that should be in every household! Stay tuned for the results. And I know at least one of my readers has experience in homemade leftover leather book covers (thanks for the idea, Road to Serendipity) so feel free to share insights/pictures of yours!