Autumn Gnomes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

With autumn just around the corner, I thought I’d share a photo of the fall gnomes that I made for our seasonal table. As with all of the monthly gnomes I made this year, I just used a wood burning tool to draw a symbol on the gnomes that I felt represents each month. I […]

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Gem Deocrated Frame Suncatchers | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We first did this craft project a couple of years ago and were inspired by this post at Play at Home Mom. I decided to do this activity again last week, because it has been too hot here during the day to play outside. It turned out to be a nice summer craft project, since […]

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Until recently, Sola’s doll house and Ostheimer animals were kept in our play room, which has wood floors. Unfortunately, our cats kept attacking the doll house babies, so we had to move the doll house in to our bedroom, which has carpeting. This posed a problem with the modeling wax food that Sola and I  […]

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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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We use gnomes to represent each month and season of the year to help Sola better understand the flow of the year, even though she is too young to be learning the names of the months.  As with all of the seasonal gnomes I have made, I used a wood burning tool to burn a […]

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