March 23, 2020

In an article I read last week, children were making rainbows and putting them in their front windows of their home to spread joy and hope during this Covid-19 pandemic. Children all over the world seem to be participating because we really are all in this together.

Rainbow template
Paper clip
12″ strand of yarn

1. Draw your rainbow or use the rainbow template as a guide.
2. Cut out your rainbow. There should be 3 pieces.
3. Paint your rainbow. Allow paint to dry completely before painting the other side.
4. Using a paper clip, straighten the wire and then fold in half and twist together to make your “needle”.
5. Tie a knot on one end of your yarn. May want to triple knot so it won’t go through the cardboard.
6. Thread your yarn through the “eye of the needle” and insert into the center cardboard of the bottom portion of the rainbow, working your way up into the top portion of the rainbow.
7. Knot your yarn to create a loop on top for hanging. Cut any excess yarn.
8. Hang in your window for all those who pass by to see!

The project is also shared on instagram (see here). And as always, love when you share it, simply tag and credit please (@rubyellenbratcher and #easyartaday). Thank you! 


August 29, 2018

Kid made art is my favorite. Soul and Glow worked on some art pieces for their room and I love the results. Glow did that black & white self-portrait with acrylic; Soul did those primary color shapes drawn with colored pencil. Her piece sort of reminds me of Kindah Khalidy, which I should probably show them because I know they would just be enamored with her use of color and shape. With some of the other school subjects, you might have to twist their arm to do, but art… never.

I’ve got some other art study ideas swimming in my brain, so I can’t wait to try them all out this year! Being able to explore and cater their learning to their interests (and mine) is one of the joys of homeschooling.


June 12, 2018

I’m so excited to be headed to the Twin Cities for a couple macrame workshops next week. I’ll be doing a wall hanging and plant hanging class at Pinners, get more info here. But if you want a more intimate setting (Pinners is huge and fast!), and we get to chat a little more, I will doing a workshop on Saturday, June 23 from 7-8pm at Kinoko Kids. The class fee is $40 and we only have 10 spots, so make sure to reserve yours! Get your tickets here! I hope to meet some of you there!


May 9, 2018

I’ve started prepping for some plant hanging workshops I’ll be teaching and have my pattern down for the class. I went back and forth between a few designs and different ropes, but finally settled on one. If interested in hosting your own pop-up workshop, email for mycakies at gmail dot come for more info. There is also a list of upcoming ones here.


April 17, 2018

I’ve been experimenting with different knots and patterns for some plant hangings. I plan to offer plant hangings under HOME in WOVENFOLK from time to time.

What craft have you been working on lately?


April 12, 2018

5 Minute Hair Clips

Alligator hair clips
Embroidered patches
Glue gun and glue stick

Glue an embroidered patch onto a clip… VOILA!

When it’s a house full of girls, we often find we’re having a hair clip shortage. We’ve made plenty, but when you need them, they’re nowhere to be found. In a pinch, and wanting a little funk, we took some embroidered patches we’d been hoarding and turned them in to clips. It probably takes less than 5 minutes to make, but you do have to wait to warm up the glue gun. Thus, 5 minute hair clips!

Some zodiac ones would be quirky or go for flowers for sweet! This lot of cool patches scream summer. I’m thinking of ordering that bunch to make more hair clips and to patch up their clothes.

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