Category Archives: Craft Projects

Batik by Some Cute Artists

I love artwork by my kids. It’s seriously one of my favorite things. I love it simply because they made it. But I also love it as someone who enjoys the artistic process but struggles tremendously with the whole notion of this … Continue reading

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A New Pink Friend

As Little Cutie’s friend said when she walked in the door of our apartment today…  It’s very pink and red around here! The Cuties are pretty much up for decorating for every possible occasion so I’m happy to indulge when … Continue reading

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Because Two Heads are Better Than One!

Remember last year when I mentioned how the husband and I had issues about dressing up for Halloween and wearing costumes, so figuring out what to wear that worked around all that could be a challenge?  And so we solved … Continue reading

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Sharpie Pumpkins

So school’s closed today.  On account of a typhoon. Life in Japan is always an adventure! The Cuties were not very interested in my idea of sleeping in until noon and then reading on the sofa all day in our … Continue reading

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Making Dolls with My Dolls

My friend Jill told me about a Kokeshi Doll making workshop at Tokyu Hands {pretty much one of the coolest stores ever, which sells craft supplies, washi tape, stationery, bicycles and so much more}.  I immediately wrote it on the calendar … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

I’m continuing to deal with any anxiety I have about The Cuties being gone for a month at overnight camp through Crafting Therapy. I wonder if there’s a certification program for that? Like most families, we have a bedtime ritual … Continue reading

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Washi Laptop

My problem continues. My washi tape problem, that is. But Big Cutie was working on a project and I just couldn’t help myself. And lately it seems that despite having a work laptop, a laptop of his own and an iPad, … Continue reading

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!

This summer my Cuties are going to sleep away camp for the first time. For a month. Everyone is over the top excited, but the Mama in me is rather sad at the prospect of not hearing about their day … Continue reading

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If You Give A Room a Rug….

You know the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Where every little action has the consequence of requiring another action? Welcome to my life. So we moved into the new apartment.  And were fortunate enough to now have both … Continue reading

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Fun Art Anyone Can Make!

The Cuties needed a little piece of art for their bathroom in the new apartment and I had seen this idea on Pinterest I wanted to try. It was even an elephant which was exactly what I had in mind … Continue reading

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