The little elves are working in their workshop making last minute gifts.
Cookie Making ( click on link for our favorite ginger bread recipe)
Wishing all of you a beautiful season!
Our little family have been busy as elves these days creating holiday gifts,and decorations for our home. This is such a magical time, a time of sharing, love,and teaching.
The Making of our wool felted Advent Calendar
Share with us, some of your favorite Holiday traditions and family crafting time.
Getting into natural dyeing on cellulose fabrics. Jack and I found a Black Walnut tree in the park this past week and crushed the walnuts and prepared them for dyeing. I had a piece of cotton that was previously dyed with Madder Root and decided to have my try at Shibori. Its a tedious stitching/dye technique but worth the results!
Watching and listening to all of the changes going on in nature. Our garden is growing and we have eaten many salads and shared them with friends. Seeing a few green tomatoes pop up, the Moon and Stars melon seedlings are starting to spread their leaves out. The sunflowers along our fence and really getting big, up to Jack's knees now! I wish all of you a beautiful transformation into the summer season!
First harvest of our Peonies. Makes the house smell delightful!
Creating super bubbles!
My son Jack turned three last weekend.
Such beautiful weather and perfect for a party of celebration outdoors. My friend Victoria Velting from Recycled + Revamped made him a green birthday crown, a guitar strap for his guitar, along with two birthday garlands.
Thank You for your kindness and beautiful work Victoria!
He loved taking pictures with my IPhone but this camera is just his, and he definitely has a visual and creative eye.
We are starting to see crocuses peep out along with a few daffodils. Inspired by the season of spring, we made a daffodil bunting.
Only a few supplies are needed.
First trace your flowers from a pattern. You can make a star shaped petal pattern. Or you can use this one provided. Then get our your paints/crayons and color the petals. Cut, adult supervision/adults only.
Then cut out egg shape cartons for inside of petals. Paint them orange.
Let your flower parts dry. Then frolick in the sun!
Now hang your spring project up for everyone to see! We hung ours in Jack's playroom, to spice it up a bit!
I finally feel like I am getting my life in balance again.
There are a few things that I have mentioned in my past few blogging momments that have helped me through this. One of my big links in getting myself into balance is Heather's workshop: Whole Food.
For the past few weeks I have been cooking up yummy and healthy meals for my family.
Granola with whole milk yogurt for breakfast/snacks.
By creating this new whole foods approach in our family. We have started to work out again. Making sure that Momma and Jack get outside for an afternoon walks again. I have stripped our kichen of man-made foods, and organized our kitchen with jars filled with lentils, nuts, dried fruits, and wonderful spices! We are seeing starting to see new healthy selves mind, body and soul!
and Tsh Oxenreider.