Transitions – into September and a new school year

Our nature table got neglected a bit over the summer, and the boys start back to school this week, so last night I cleared it off and started fresh. The golden candle holder has joined Mother Earth – eventually the days will get shorter and we will need the extra light, and Mother Earth stands … More Transitions – into September and a new school year

Sparkle Party!

I have a box of costume jewelry that I’ve inherited from various family and friends. I was recently speaking with a fellow parent (and jeweler) about what to do with it, and he advised me it might contain lead, so it was probably best not to hand it over to the children (or their friends) … More Sparkle Party!

tunic modified into to Waldorf-inspired reversible apron

A few years ago, when Oliver started Blossoms, I noticed all the teachers wore long aprons to protect their clothing, most were a cross between a tunic/dress and an apron. These aprons often had pockets, were free of fiddly ties, covered vast swaths of their bodies, ensuring their clothing stayed clean, and they still had … More tunic modified into to Waldorf-inspired reversible apron

my DIY needle wallet

Oliver started school this week, so I am down to one full-time sidekick until next week when Patrick starts preschool (he’ll be going three days Monday-Wednesday). One full-time sidekick makes things slightly easier to accomplish than two, so this morning the little one and I organized my drawers of sewing supplies. I’m a slightly shocked … More my DIY needle wallet

transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall

This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support of Avid Inkling The seasons are changing on our Waldorf-inspired nature table. The Carrot people are moving to the right/southern corner of the shelf, eventually they will be moved off entirely as fall, and then winter scenes sweep across from the north. The Carrot people … More transitions on our nature table, from summer into fall