The Mommy Blog loves us!

The Mommy Blog loves us!

We had the lovely pleasure of meeting Nadine and her very awesome daughter the other day. They had some nice things to say about our little house. Be sure and check out this great blog and get the Pittsburgh scoop from a local Mom who really knows her...
making things everyday: bead loom cuff bracelet with wooden clasp

making things everyday: bead loom cuff bracelet with wooden clasp

We made this lovely seed bead bracelet on our bead loom. It has a wooden clasp closure, and its made from glass seed beads. Weaving on the bead loom is really easy once you learn. This bracelet took a few hours to make because its about two inches wide, but simple classic style woven bracelets (about a half inch wide) can be made in just a half hour. We recommend this for anyone 8 years and older with a little...
making things everyday: monogram painted canvas

making things everyday: monogram painted canvas

This is getting to be one of our favorite projects around Little House. We make these with grown ups, with babies, anyone can do this project! I got the idea from pinterest (of course) where I saw someone using masking tape to mask off a snowflake design. We do that one with the kids too… a snowflake, a heart, whatever. So when we do the monogram, you just tape the first letter of someone’s name, and press the tape down on the canvas well. Paint the whole canvas.. use brushes, foam, fingers, toes, whatever you like. it can be drawn out designs, or messy smears of color. everything looks good! we dry the canvas and peel off the tape to reveal your monogram. Fun for ANY...
Review by Pittsburgh Mom (online blog for Post-Gazette)

Review by Pittsburgh Mom (online blog for Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh Family Fun – Little House Big Art We received this lovely review of the studio from Heather Starr Fiedler when she visited the studio with her family. Thanks Heather! “Little House Big Art is a tiny little charming spot to create art.  While small, it has a huge variety of things to make.  Unlike paint-your-own-pottery places which only offer pottery, Little House Big Art offers a variety of art projects to bring out your inner VanGogh. ”   Read it...
2 weeks of 9 little lives

2 weeks of 9 little lives

nap time frenzy enjoys both phone chargers and making custom buttons L.C. looking cute as usual the original (short lived) play area sparx in her kitten close up! kitten dinner aftermath cuddling turns out kittens love ceramics dinner time – NOT GRACEFUL, but still cute! wink! it’s hard to believe it’s been two weeks since these kittens ended up with me. except that they have grown SO MUCH! and they’re doing so much stuff! they have had a few moments of sensitive stomachs, and adjusting, but they are all doing wonderfully. They’re gaining weight, and are sweet and playful. they love to be held, and will purr almost instantly on contact. We’re in the midst of the transition from bottle feeding to soft cat foods.I started litter box training with them and they are really rather impressive at it. no doubt, 9 of anything is a handful. we are a little less than graceful at feeding time. their current method is to lay on a plate of wet cat food and just eat until they hit the plate, and are covered from head to tail. each meal, therefore, includes a significant amount of post-food clean up. i had originally made them a play area by taping together a few large boxes, but they quickly outgrew that and now have complete run of the studio for the better part of the day. they do a lot more wrestling now, and leap from place to place. they have started plotting small (adorable) attacks on one another by hiding behind or under something and then racing out to pounce as another walks...