House and Hearth

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Our Fairy Garden 2013 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

As a Waldorf-inspired homeschooling mama, who loves to garden, it’s kind of amazing that I haven’t got around to creating a fairy garden any earlier than I did. We finally got around to it last month though.To house our garden, I used a large metal tub that I bought a long time ago. I drilled […]

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As we’ve been trying to do things more “au natural” around here, I thought that we’d try making naturally dyed Easter eggs this year. I read several posts about it and kind of winged things in regards to making my dyes. I filled large mason jars about 3/4 full with my dyes, added a tablespoon […]

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I made this needle felted play set for Sola with these cute bunnies. While the play set was quite complicated, even a beginner needle felter can make the bunnies, so I thought I’d share my needle felted bunny tutorial. The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies: Some sort of protective surface […]

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Last week, Dora and I decided that we would decorate some beeswax eggs that I purchased last year. We used the Stockmar decorating wax. I tried doing more research about this wax since we last used it, to see if there is a better way to work with it and the best that I can […]

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I find this time of year to be a bit depressing. Those of us in the northern hemisphere are still having some of the shortest days of the year, yet we have stored away all that remains of the various “festivals of lights”, which make dark and dreary December so joyful. So I thought that […]

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