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Entries from September 2008

Owl Books – Post 5: Felty Friendly Bat Tutorial.

September 26th, 2008 · 10 Comments

How to make a Felty Friendly Bat Tutorial: Here is my inspiration. And here is the pattern (click on it if you want to enlarge it). And here is the result. And your bat will need a home. Have fun – Make one.

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Fabric Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

Se7en of the Best things to do in Kalk Bay.

September 26th, 2008 · 16 Comments

We used to live in Kalk Bay and our first two Hoods were born there. So it is a well loved stomping ground for us. If you are visiting Cape Town then you really do want to make the effort to spend some time in Kalk Bay. It is a small seaside town – you […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Owl Books – Post 4: Se7en of the Best Types of Dragon Book.

September 26th, 2008 · 8 Comments

My Best Dragon Books… Let’s start with my absolute favorite dragon series: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: Dragon Reference Books: When it comes to Dragons you have to have anything in the Dragonology Series: I just got this one for my birthday and it is fantastic and has already inspired me to track dragons: […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Language Arts

Welcome to the World – a Zero Birthday Party…

September 25th, 2008 · 13 Comments

So it is Wednesday and Party Day on the Se7en blog, but we are away on Spring Break so it has to be short and sweet in between escapades into mudlarking: So I thought I would write about a party we have, oh about every other year: How to welcome a fresh baby into the […]

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Tags: Happy Holidays · Practical Parties

Owl Books – Post 3: Draw Pets.

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Draw Pets Are Best. In a house where we aren’t allowed pets I have invented draw pets… they are very handy because you design them yourself! So these are the steps: Step 1: Choose your pet, it can be real or imaginary, animal or plant. Step 2: Decide on the sort of house you would […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

A Bear Hunt Board Game…

September 24th, 2008 · 12 Comments

We are going on a bear hunt is one of our all time favorite books: We love the rhythm and spirit of this book and instead of being scared about the bear my kids are always terribly sad at the end when they see this poor lonely bear trudge back to his cave. It must […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Owl Books – Post 2: Pet Rocks.

September 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Latest Craze: These have taken over our house and can be found guarding the entrance way, hidden under beds, lurking on book shelves and so on… Big or small: we make them all. Here’s how: you need some river stones, some white-out and a black permanent marker. Then your rock needs: A bed, a […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Outdoors · People/Puppet Crafts