I have a handwork confession to make. Of all people,
I’m probably the last person you’d ever expect to not want to talk about handwork or fibre or making things – but Continue reading
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Tagged fibre-work, handwork, head heart & hands triad, inspiration, The Making Lessons, trend-forecaster, vintage crafts explorer
Before you were born, you were aware of lights, sounds, movements, warmth
& other sensations. What was one of the few things that you didn’t experience while
still snuggled up inside your mother …?
Posted in 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson, ADULT, BABY, HANDS, KINDY, PRE-SCHOOL, TEACHING HANDWORK
Tagged colourwork, fibre-work, handwork, inspiration, natural fibres, The Making Lessons
Yes, we have bird-fever around here. It started last spring & without any notice,
my son has suddenly developed the most fervent adoration for feathered fowl!
So, I designed a small bird/egg felt project for my kids. They adored it ! Who knew
I could still find a way to interest them in playing with their felt boards…? Continue reading
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Tagged Easter, felt, handwork, Homeschooling in France, natural fibres
Yesterday, I noticed that I had Continue reading
Every year, as my children get older,
I find it more & more challenging to find books to give them as
part of our festive celebrations.
This Eostre/Easter season is no different. I was beginning to despair of ever finding something beautiful after spending ages wading through all of the cartoon character books “dressed up” for Easter… until Continue reading
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Tagged books about hares, bunnies, country bunny, Easter, easter bunny, easter reading list, eostre, Homeschooling in France, rabbits, unusual easter books, Waldorf Education
It’s easy to drop creativity into
the “extra” file in your mind.
When an idea for a project pops into your head (as one does more often than you’d like to admit) – do you feel a little bit guilty?
Wonder if anyone else knows that you’ve indulged yourself in a mini-daydream for a moment?
Immediately, you think, “WOW!, FAB! , amazing !! — maybe later”…
What flavour is your Creativity CAKE?
Why do we feel that being creative is the “icing on the cake” when it’s actually –
THE CAKE ?
The mouth-watering triple-decker cake that we should be serving ourselves everyday… & not just a wafer-thin piece, either, but Continue reading
Make your DREAM Project Real
Be incredibly inspired, wildly creative & happily productive.
So, you read that & thought,
“I’d love to but… my DREAM project is big & has lots of moving parts. When I think about it, it makes my breath catch & my mind quiver at the same time. Secretly, I want to do it with all my heart… “
Let me tell you a bit about your DREAM project that maybe no one has ever told you before.
Your DREAM project exists solely to help you in some way.
It is actually a spiritual container for your soul challenges & life skills.
They’re waiting for you inside your DREAM project, for you to creatively experience & master them.
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In this 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson,
you’ll learn how to do the Knitted Cast – On. Continue reading
For the past few years, I’ve bought a “love” book for each of my children to celebrate Valentine’s Day. At first, it was easy to find touching stories with beautiful illustrations. The other night, when I started searching on Amazon for this year’s gifts,
I figured I’d hop on & off in a few minutes, happy in the knowledge that I had some fab books on the way.
Ummm, not so fast… Continue reading
Posted in BOOK REVIEW, FESTIVALS, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HEART, KINDY
Tagged festivals, Homeschooling in France, Valentine's books, Valentine's Day
Books play a HUGE role in our homeschool !!
The holidays are a great time for books,
I often read during our lesson time in place of something
more “academic” & always later on in the afternoon
by the woodstove.
We have so many festive books
that I’ve started sorting them into themes –
here are some of our animal books…
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Tagged Christmas book list, Christmas inspiration, Homeschooling in France, knitting christmas books, Unusual Christmas books