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Leaping Felt Frogs

I am seriously not okay with welcoming March today. Seriously. My days and weeks have been passing faster than ever. Very soon I'll share more about my thoughts in regards to that. For today, I think we'll just take a peek at some things I made in February before leaping into a new calendar page.

Speaking of leaping, these felt frogs fly through the air with a swift smack on their handmade catapult. I made them for Leap Day, but flying frogs are in style any day of the year. You can find them at Hello Bee.

Taste-Safe Sensory Paint

Also at Hello Bee, if you're up for a bit of a mess, try making this taste-safe sensory paint! It's a lot of fun and perfect for little ones who might need some encouragement to touch slightly icky squishy things. This may be an ironic post from the gal who won't touch raw meat. (I won't. I can't. Please don't make me.)

Happy Mailbox Playset Printable

If your kids like pretend play, or if you want a more creative way to accept memos at your desk, pop over to Handmade Charlotte and build a happy mailbox! You may even find that it's helpful for sending words of kindness to family members.

Alien Beanbags Game

My most recent post at Handmade Charlotte was making some alien beanbags. Aaaaaannnnddd...there's a moon mat to go with them! Use them as a tossing game, or just let the aliens act out a little scene on their home planet.

Easy Needle Book

Writing for the Embroidery site at About.com keeps me the most busy these days. Recently I shared a tutorial for making this needle book that has a bit of applique and embroidery on the cover.

Welcome Embroidery Pattern

Welcome friends and family into your home by stitching up a little hoop to hang inside your door. The welcome pattern is based on a design on my duvet cover, and it kinda makes me want to work on more ribboned embroidery patterns!

Painted Hoops Tutorial

And finally, you can add a bit of pizazz (does anyone still say pizazz?) to that welcome hoop with some paint! Or maybe a color stain! Or even glitter! Read my tips at Embroidery.About.com.

And now on to March! The kite on this month's calendar is based on a design from just a few years ago. I simplified it for this use, and I still like it. I also like that it's not green, because not everything in March should be green.

Actually, kites are always something I associate with Easter. I used to always get a kite in my Easter basket and I would fly it in the field behind my grandparents' house. Mmmm...I miss that.

So I hope you'll indulge me by letting me fly some kites on your screen!

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You can also download and print a March calendar PDF. I recommend printing this on card stock, and then trimming it. It's a coloring calendar, and in this case, I think you should try decorating the kites with fun designs too.

Now I'm going to try and enjoy this month, while attempting to get a ton of stuff done. Wish me luck!


  1. Thanks so much!

    I don't even understand how it is March 1 already? It should be mid Feb! Where did the last 2 weeks go?

  2. Hi Mollie...wishing you a Blessed March!

  3. Hello Mollie! I love your creations so much. Thank you for sharing them! I plan on stitching the needle book for my mom for Mothers Day.

  4. Love the frogs... I think I have some wooden discs hiding somewhere
    Keep up the great work!

  5. I just love and look forward to setting my desktop with a new background/calendar every month! thank you

  6. I use the word pizzaz but probably not the right way!! ;)

    Love what you do and you do it so well!

  7. Merci for the March pattern I used to brighten my kitchen.
    I really like your presents and even introduced you to the few readers of my blog : http://leblogdemic.canalblog.com/archives/2016/03/03/33459164.html
    You'll see I used the whale-stickers at work ;-)
    Thank you again


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