Sunday, November 20, 2011

SummerHill Secrets and Louisa May Alcott.

Hello! I just wanted to share a few books I borrowed from the library. First, there is SummerHill Secrets. Night of the Fireflies, and SummerHill Secrets. A Cry in the Dark. The other one is The Story of Louisa May Alcott. All of them are GREAT! If you love Little Women, you would love this. I also love the SummerHill Secret books. Beverly Lewis is the author of SummerHill Secrets, also writess Amish books for grown-ups too. I loved all of them and I hope you'll check them out!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving at OVCS

Hello! Today, at Ossipee Valley Christian School, which is the school our church supports, had a Thanksgiving Workshop. When Mom told us, we thought it would be so fun......... and then she told us that we had to go in costume. Oh boy. Well, Mom borrowed a blouse, apron and a shawl from a friend and wore a skirt and a paper bonnet. Anna was an Indian using one of our old cowgirl outfits which was a skirt and a vest with fringe.Ethan was an Indian using a shirt and pants with cool designs and a headband with feathers and a little plastic hatchet.Aaron pretty much just had a hat. And I had a borrowed dress and apron and a bonnet. It was fun! There was archery, shooting, wreath making, outdoor cooking, candle-making, native headbands, turkey hand-print-making, walnut shell boats, tin lantern making, story bookmaking, and my favorite, butter-making! I made  butter and then made a boat and then went back to help the other kids make butter, and I stayed at butter-making till lunch. Making butter was fun! Here are the directions. First, you will need heavy cream.If you are making a lot of butter, you will need maybe a quart of heavy cream. Next, you will need some little plastic containers or for less mess, use some of those big square containers. Pour a little bit of heavy cream into the containers.Make sure the top is on tight. Then, shake,shake shake! It will take about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes or so, take the top off and check it. It should be yellow-ish and there will be clumps of butter. Before molding it, wash your hands really well. Then,  pour most of the buttermilk out of the container and take the butter clumps in your hand. Squeeze all the buttermilk out of your butter and then, pour maybe 2/4 teaspoons of salt onto your butter and squish that in and then mold it into a ball. Put it in a dish and it should harden in about 6 minutes or so. Have fun!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011


Hello! This is a card I made for our previous challenge at Children's Challenge Corner. Last night, I was trying to get a card done really quick and I was trying to draw a bear cub out of a drawing book and Mom tried. It turned out, Mom is pretty good at drawing so I used her bear. Isn't it cute? Then, I made the card while Mom tried out her just discovered drawing talents. I used stamps from the Camp-out set from The Cat's Pajama's .

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P.S. Stay tuned for a new challenge at Children's Challenge Corner!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Polka Dot Challenge and Genie Card

Hello! I am posting a card I made for Carly's new challenge. The new challenge is Polka Dots. Visit Carly's blog for more information. I used Carly's Paper Rose Tutorial to make the little pink rose on the ribbon. If you can't read the little sentence I wrote near the bottom, it says, "Party in Pink!" I used the Fancy Marci digi stamp from La-La Land. It's the same image I used for my Halloween Treat Container that I had made for their previous challenge.
                        This is a card I made about a week ago but I just never got around to taking a picture! Does that ever happen to any of you? I used a piece of clear paper and traced a genie out of a drawing book. I was looking through mine and Anna's paper stash and found the red paper with the swirly pattern and I thought, "Perfect for a genie card!" Don't you think? Then I thought up a sentence to put on my card and I wrote, "If I could have just 1 wish, I'd wish for YOU." They were both fun cards to make.
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. Emma.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Not me.

Hello again! And the winners are... not me. (Sigh) Check out the American Girl Website to see the winners and their stories. I am posting the link to the story that I wrote for the contest. Thanks for looking at my blog!

My Friendship Story.


And the winner is................

Hello! I am waiting (very impatiently) to see the winners of the American Girl Cecile and Marie-Grace story contest.Check out the  American Girl website and stay tuned!