With Halloween around the corner, I've been making ghosts. I started with some leftover beadboard and a jigsaw, making cartoon-spooky silhouettes that I spray-painted white and staked in the yard. My plan has been to "ghost" some friends for the holiday, by staking ghostly placards in their yards anonymously, but I haven't got around to it … Continue reading Spooky Things I Saw in the Workshop
The Internet calls the traditional wooden game Kubb, a.k.a. Viking Chess or Sticky Sticks, "the best lawn game ever." After watching my kids play BuildMeUpBattle, our handmade version of the game, I'm inclined to agree. This family-friendly backyard competition is a hoot. Described as a combination of horseshoes and bowling, Kubb (pronounced like tube) also … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to BuildMeUpBattle!
One of my favorite annual events, Artclectic at University School of Nashville, is coming up, October 19-21. In recent years, there's been a new feature of the weekend, Popclectic, a pop-up market of artisans and craftspeople. Popclectic is a highlight of Artclectic for families with young kids. I have found irresistible and zany treasures—including a … Continue reading Buttercup Joins Popclectic Market at Artclectic, Oct. 21