Category Archives: ADULT

A fresh wind is blowing – Brighit has arrived!

  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 … Continue reading

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My Children Have Special Needs & So Do Yours…

. I believe every child has special needs & I like to focus on the word SPECIAL when I explain what I mean.   . The label “special needs” started being widely used when I was in grade school (or at … Continue reading

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Knit Front & Back Increase :: A 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

. In this 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson, you’ll learn how to do the Knit Front & Back Increase. . If your child is just learning to knit (or you are), I highly recommend this technique. Learning to make increases in … Continue reading

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Love or Fear ? Who’s running YOUR homeschool?

. Have you ever had the feeling that someone disapproves of how you run your homeschool? Or perhaps, you KNOW they disapprove? Do you have a persistent little, trembling voice who whispers when you get up in the morning or late, late … Continue reading

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Squirrels, Bears & Mice – It Must be Fall ! New Autumn Book List – Handwork Homeschool

One of the reasons we chose to live in northern France was that we knew we’d be able to experience the cycling seasons here. They may not have such high contrasts as we Canadians are used to but we do notice … Continue reading

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{How-To} Fleece Transparency – Painting with Wool & Light !

Do you remember the first time you saw coloured fleece ? What IS that ?  Then you reached out & stroked it (everybody does)… You wondered, “what do I do with it”?  The answer to that question depends on where … Continue reading

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Handwork Heroines ~ Meet Mine

Recently, I was reading an article in which a maker was asked, “Who inspires you?”. It seems like a simple little question – but it kept rolling around in my head – so I started making a NEW list for myself. … Continue reading

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