Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hearts and Trees Fall 2010 Kit!


Only while supplies last!!!

I am really excited to finally have my newest kit available to share with you all. Thank you for your patience. There are a lot of fun projects in this kit that I am sure you and your children will enjoy. Each kit includes the instructions and materials to complete easy and fun handicraft, art and nature study projects with a minimum of effort. (Please note that you will need to provide common art supplies such as paper, markers, watercolors, etc.)The sewing project for this kit is a fall leaf bunting. Your child will design and sew a banner to hang up as a fall decoration. Six muslin triangles and six squares of fall colored fabric, as well as the needle, thread and pins needed are all included in the kit. With this project your child will have the option to use leaves on each of the six triangles or to spell out the word "FALL" on four of the triangles and just use leaves on two of the triangles. All the templates are provided.

A shrink plastic suncatcher is another project in this kit. An 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of clear shrink plastic is included in this kit. The instructions and template for the suncatcher are included.

The featured artist in this kit is Jan Van Kessel. An art print focusing on insects is part of this kit. There is a notebooking page focusing on Van Kessel and insects as well.

There is a watercolor project based on the Van Kessel print. A 4"x6" watercolor paper postcard is used as a canvas for an insect art project. A 5" x 7" professional black mat is included as a finishing touch for this art project.

The art element for this kit is circles and dots. Your child will learn about the circle and dot families and will be encouraged to look for these shapes in artwork they view as well as to use these elements in their own sketching. A nature study color wheel finishes up the nature study part of this kit. Your child will fill in their own color wheel and then take it outside and look for things to match each slice of the color wheel. This is a fun project to get you outside and focused on fall color.

In all this kit includes:
1 sewing project, 1 handicraft project,
1 art project, 1 art print, 1 artist notebooking page,
1 art element notebooking page and 1 nature study project.

Complete Contents List:
  • Fall bunting sewing project (muslin squares, 6 fall colored fabric squares, needle, thread, pins, templates and instructions)
  • Jan Van Kessel art print
  • Van Kessel artist notebooking page
  • Shrink plastic suncatcher handicraft project (shrink plastic, template and instructions)
  • Circle and dot families art element notebooking page
  • Insect framed watercolor postcard project (watercolor paper postcard, professional black mat, instructions)
  • Nature color wheel nature study project (blank color wheel and instructions)
These kits were gathered with children ages 6-12 in mind. Parents may need to help their students, especially younger children, with some aspects of this kit.

To purchase a kit you will just need to make a PayPal payment to my account. You can do that using the "Pay Now" buttons in my sidebar. Just be sure to use the button for the right number of kits you would like to purchase.

The cost per kit is $12.95. plus shipping. Shipping for one kit will be $2.50 First Class. Shipping for two kits will be $3.50 First Class and shipping for three kits will be $5.50 First Class. (Please note if you purchase 3 kits they will come in 2 envelopes.) For information about purchasing more than three kits, please email me for shipping information. Shipping prices are for the US and Canada. (For information about shipping outside of the US and Canada, please email me.)

All kits will ship within 4 business days after I receive payment. If you are interested in purchasing any of the PDFs I am currently selling (they are in my sidebar) and you wish to make a combined payment for multiple items, feel free to email me for a total. I have purchased materials for a limited number of kits so be sure to purchase your kit soon.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Please note, I currently DO NOT have Internet at my house, so it may take me a day to get back to you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

New email address

I have set up a separate email account for Hearts and Trees. It is: Please use this email address for any questions you may have about my kits or blog. Thanks!

Monday, October 25, 2010

From My Archives...

Over the years I have complied some list of links of fun fall handicraft projects. I just wanted to share them with anyone who hasn't seen them. Enjoy!

I also have designed a Fall Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Worksheet which you may want to use on your next family nature walk.

If you do any of these projects feel free to leave links to your blog in the comments or email me photos and I will share on my blog. Thanks!

And be sure to check out my Fall 2010 Art, Handicraft and Nature Study Kit if you haven't already. I reaching the end of my supplies.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall 2010 Kits Shipped

So my first group of Fall 2010 kits have been shipped. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased one. I am 2/3 of the way through my supplies, so if you haven't purchased a kit already be sure to do so soon before I run out! You can find all the information in this post. If you have any questions feel free to email me. Thanks!

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's really getting close...I promise

So I am really almost done with my Fall 2010 kit. I've finalized the projects, ordered supplies and have a timeline all set up to get the kit ordering launched next week. I thank everyone for their patience. Thank you also to everyone who has sent me an encouraging email asking about when I will be offering my next kit. It's getting really close. I promise. :) This has just been the busiest summer I've ever had. Between my secular work and my volunteer construction work and trying to fit in some summer activities, this summer has really just flown by. I can hardly believe it's October! Anyway, look for a post introducing my Fall 2010 kit at the end of next week.

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