Welcome!Made in Brooklyn is my place to document my creative journey, from bread to babies, cards to cakes. You are welcome to come and join me for a while.
- I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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Category Archives: kid’s crafts
Our family stands divided as far as turkey consumption goes. Dave, of course, will be refraining from partaking….and Isaac will join Dave in solidarity. It seems I’ve read Isaac too many books about turkeys hiding and feeling scared of Thanksgiving…and … Continue reading
Mix together 1 part water to 1 1/2 parts corn starch. Add green food coloring and two boys at opposite ends of the sensory spectrum (Andrew can’t STAND to feel gooey things, Isaac could bathe in it)… and it makes … Continue reading
For part of the party decorations, Isaac painted a set of planets that are now hanging from the dining room ceiling (well…all except for Uranus…which has since fallen…must fix that!). He has a very set-in-stone idea about what color each … Continue reading
The boys and I made some 3D eggs this weekend to decorate for Easter. I had a vision to make a banner that looked something like this. And although Isaac is usually willing to play along with whatever I’ve got … Continue reading
On Sunday it was rainy and we were hanging out at home when I mentioned to Andrew that maybe we should make some Halloween decorations. He jumped to his feet, full of ideas. He wanted to make a banner of … Continue reading
Not sure if you know this or not…I’m not really even sure if this is big news out there…but around here, the Mars Rover, Curiosity, and it’s mission to Mars, is pretty much all one of us talks about. It … Continue reading
The boys and I made this simple Easter banner. I cut out little felt circles, they glued them to cardstock eggs. We added a few colorful felt triangles and stuck it to the wall. And as Andrew says: “It’s getting … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! This year I actually sort of feel like a Valentine bum. Usually our apartment is be-dazzled in hearts and I have crafted up a storm of pink goodness to mail out to friends and relations…but this year…it … Continue reading
The boys and I made this Thanksgiving banner last weekend. Isaac covered brown triangles in glue and feathers, happy as a clam to be messing around with all those funky textures. After covering one triangle in glue and running to … Continue reading