A Peek at My Future, Future Atelier

Handwork Homeschool Ancient Ruin - Modern Atelier

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Lately, I’ve been casting about thinking….
“I need somewhere to work which is quiet, inspiring & totally mine.”

You know, as one does, when one is a CREATIVE who’s working AND homeschooling.  Not only do I do everything under the same roof (actually in the same room), but I do it with everybody home . all . the . time.

I’d been contemplating borrowing a room at my friend’s house or even trying to talk a neighbour into renting me her unused studio.

One day, I had a flash —- Continue reading

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A fresh wind is blowing – Brighit has arrived!

Tending Brigid's Flame - Handwork Homeschool

 

A few days ago, we celebrated IMBOLC or Brighit’s day.

It’s an important day in our household not just because my daughter is named after her but also because it marks the first day of MY new year.  Unlike most others, I start my year on February 1st.  There are many reasons for this personal choice but the main one is Continue reading

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Festive Christmas Book List – Part 5 (+ MORE in the Handwork Homeschool Library!)

 

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Santa Comes to Little House - Handwork Homeschool

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For the last few years, I’ve shared books from our Christmas/Holiday book collection.  I say “OUR” because I’ve owned some of these books since I was very young & many of the others belong to my kids.

This year, I tallied up how many we’ve got in the “stash” & I’m surprised (well, not really because books ARE a passion around here…) to say we’re at 42!!

I used to read one book a day to my kids from December 1 through to the 24th….
now Continue reading

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Knit & Play :: Veggie Garden – pumpkins, cabbage, beets & more….!

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Knit Veggie Garden - Handwork Homeschool

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Are you a dirt gardener ?

Me? I prefer to use yarn for my gardening!

I get to sit by the fire, warm & cozy; plant whatever I want & never have to pull any weeds….. that’s why I created this Continue reading

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Fabrics of Fairytale – A Book Review from Handwork Homeschool

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**NEW** Come wander in the Resource Library – snacks ALLOWED !


Happy Labour Day (yes, I’m Canadian & there’s a “U” in there!)

How was your summer break ?

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Outdoor Hammock Reading Handwork Homeschool NEW Resource Library is OPEN !

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It seems to have flown by, although we’re having some pretty beautiful days so I can pretend it’s still late-summer (which of course, it really is – despite all the “back-to-lessons” hoopla !).

Every summer, I come up with this ginormous TO DO list.  You know, the one which includes all those tasks of every size which you gather on post-its & various scraps of paper?  Well, Continue reading

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A very tiny ancient treasure – NOT found on Pinterest!

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This is it.
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Ancient Yarn - Handwork Homeschool

 

You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking… really ?  That’s it?

When I read the headline

“FOUND:  A 3,000-year-old Ball of Yarn”

images of a gloriously dyed ball of some sumptuous stuff found hidden in an ancient temple in Constantinople or discovered carefully tucked into Continue reading

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