Creativity…how can you help your babes HONE it & OWN it ?

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Today, I was scrolling through Instagram & saw an interesting post where some über-smart homeschooling mothers were discussing the pros & cons of allowing children to make their own decisions – from tiny ones (what do you want to wear?) to big ones (what do you want to learn?).

I commented as I’m a total believer in trusting children’s innate abilities to know what they really NEED and  Continue reading

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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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What is Wet Felting ? : A 5-minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

Wet Felting

is one of those wonderful fibre arts that truly
allows you to create from the
most basic of materials.
Wet Felting - Handwork Homeschool

Working with a little warm water, a bit of soap &
some cuddly, soft rovings you can easily & quickly make something
very pretty & (if you want) useful!

Learn exactly HOW to wet felt in a detailed tutorial (complete with suggestions for age-appropriate projects & a material list)

– in the Handwork Homeschool Resource Library.

To get your Access PASS – click HERE.

You’ll also find many other videos, patterns & tutorials in the Library – & they’re FREE!

Happy Making !

Handwork Homeschool - Elizabeth des Roches

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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

Fabrics of Fairytale - Handwork Homeschool Continue reading

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