Let’s be clear. We don’t own a sewing kit. The last time we put a button on anything was in Ms. Weaver’s home-ec class in seventh grade. (We got an S for … satisfactory.)
Sew what, you ask? Well, it turns out having crayons and glue sticks around the house has put a bee in our creative bonnet.
Which is why we’re buzzing about Pincushion, an online purveyor of premium heirloom craft kits that require little to no talent but will convince even your mom you have oodles.
Choose from growth charts (animals, butterflies, a selection by Alexander Girard), wall art (birth announcements, graphic family trees), and pillows (a lion, butterfly, or hedgehog). Each project starts with a personalization pack of cutouts, embroidery floss, a needle, and detailed instructions to help you turn an already adorable piece into something truly treasured.
In fact, we think slight imperfections give the items a memorable backstory. And that’s not just a notion.
Available online at pincushiononline.com, $25-$135.
The Posh Petunia Opens
What: Dress them in togs that range from trendy to traditional from lines like Luli & Me, Kate Mack, and Zutano.
Why: Kiddos lounge in the play area while you raid the racks.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: LakeSide Market, 4025 Preston Rd., ste. 608b, Plano (972-403-1540).
Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue
What: An education musical that teaches the importance of conservation, plus a menagerie of animals from around the world.
Why: Plenty of audience participation engages newbie naturalists.
When: Sun. Preshow, 1:30 p.m.; performance, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson (972-744-4650). Tickets online at eisemanncenter.com. Adults and children, $20-$30.
Lucky Duck Kids Club
What: Hop on a hayride, watch jugglers, and see a show (ages 3-12).
Why: Bunnies make a pre-Easter appearance at the petting zoo.
When: Sat., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Dr., Allen (972-747-8000). Participation is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Pincushion