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Chickens Crafts DIY Projects

A Tilly’s Nest Quilt-A-Long: Sew A Chicken Quilt: Part One

 

During the winter, I always chose a heftier project to carry me into spring. Sometimes it is knitting, crocheting or sewing; something that cannot be completed overnight. This year I chose quilting. I decided to ask my Facebook fans if they were interested in a making a quilt with me at the same time. They responded with an overwhelming YES!

Crafts Fall Family Fun Seasons

A Back to School Teacher’s Gift

ink pen bouquet
 This week, we crafted back to school gifts for the teachers. I know that teachers receive plenty of gifts throughout the school year, so I always try to make sure that the gift is not only pretty but functional. We created this ink pen bouquet made from silk flowers and ink pens.  These pretties can sit perched upon their desks and the kids can feel proud to see their teachers using their gifts everyday.

Crafts Easter Eggs Family Fun Gardening Holiday Projects

Forcing Bulbs in Eggshells

It is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. The chickens have begun to resume their regular laying patterns. Yesterday, I discovered that all the hens had laid an egg. The egg cartons are filling fast and my fridge is abundant with eggs. Earlier this week, I found myself making a couple of quiches for dinner. Sometimes, I feed the empty eggshells back to the hens, other times I crush them and sprinkle them in the garden to help add nutrients to the soil and deter slugs. But during springtime, you can find me forcing miniature spring bulbs like Grape Hyacinth, Tete-A-Tete Daffodils and Crocus in the chicken’s beautiful eggshells.  To learn more about the “how-tos” of this project head on over to HGTV Gardens, where I have shared all the instructions.