Friday, March 29, 2013

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by SouleMama

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Petting Zoo

Spring is in the air and the sun is making an appearance. It was the perfect time to hit the petting zoo with friends. Baby animals are arriving weekly, which makes for a wonderful reminder to children that this is the season of rebirth. The earth is getting greener and flowers are coming up all around. Even the cherry trees have burst into pink to spite the cold temperatures. I am busy making plans for my garden and my hive but April still reminds me to take it slow and notice all the new things appearing around us. We are rejoicing in the opportunity to spend more time out of doors. When the wind dies down it's almost warm enough to open the windows and dry the clothes on the line.
The earth is breathing, taking in all the nourishing sun and rain. We are breathing too. Taking deep breathes and preparing for another growing season. What a relief after this wet winter to see the sun and some color outside my window. My child is relieved too, the smile on her face tells me she is glad for spring.

Monday, March 4, 2013


If it seems that I have been away from this space for a while, well it's true. Jon and I have been busy launching our new business. We've decided to open an little toy shop. We will be doing most of our business online but we do plan to attend a few local markets as well.

We've been making toys for April for a long time now and nothing makes me happier than to see her holding and playing with handmade, natural toys. I make all the felt and fabric toys and Jon makes all the wooden toys. They are definitely Waldorf inspired toys but so much more than that. We make the toys with as much local product as possible (the wood, the wool), natural materials and we try make toys that provide a lot of open ended play. I want the things my daughter holds in her hands to look and feel beautiful, to reflect nature and to engage her imagination. There is a lot of heart in these toys.

Come check us out, our page is on Facebook at the moment. We are always adding to our stock but we also do custom orders. This is definitely where my heart is and I'm so pleased to be able to share these toys with other families. Here are a few samples of our products.