Stick Loom Weaving

Stick Loom Weaving

When the sun sets late and the children are outside drinking up the last rays of light, I find myself looking for ways to occupy my hands outside with them while they play. One of my favorite crafts and something that I seem to annually reach for in August and September, are stick loom weavings. […]

Peach Picking

Peach Picking

Oh Summer days, when little hands are warm and juicy and the evening sky is the colour of the fruit you spend the day picking. Drives into the country are long and slow and on return trips home the car smells sweet and ripe with harvested goodness. Baskets in hand, the children run with enthusiasm until […]

A Day on the Upper East Side

A Day on the Upper East Side

There is a fable the girls and I have read recently from a few sources, and each time I have read it, I have realised how important this message is. It is the tale of the fisherman and his wife, or you may have heard it told through a little girl and her family also. […]

Children Of The Tribe

Children Of The Tribe

In the most amazing eclectic coastal town in the far north of NSW Australia, there is a small group of Mothers and their children, that are the living spirits behind the brand Children of the Tribe. You will be familiar with Children of the Tribe for the iconic “I am a wandering Gypsy” t-shirt and […]

NJ & NY Border Great Day Out

NJ & NY Border Great Day Out

If you are looking for a great day out in the New York, New Jersey border area, we have come up with the perfect summer outing triptych. It is just the right combination for a fun-filled midsummer day. Three places to visit all close to one another, offering unique but complimentary experiences. 1. Stairway To […]

Popsicles Please

Popsicles Please

Less than a month has passed since we gave Maya the popsicle mold for her birthday, and during that time I discovered a hidden skill, yes, I seem to be an avid Popsicle maker! Who would have guessed? I am only ‘bragging’ about this talent because my family have become a little obsessed with the […]

Sunprints

Sunprints

Sunprints are 70′s goodness at it’s best! A wonderful easy and effective activity that floats somewhere between art and craft. Any age can enjoy this project, and the creative possibilities seem endless. Established as a company in 1975, Sunprints are one of those things that almost everyone says, “Oh yes I have done that” or […]

Tendril Flower Crown

Tendril Flower Crown

I worked on a flower crown today, and felt a strong urge to extend it further, with flowers hanging into the hair. This is an evolution from my usual flower crown style into an asymmetrical crown with flower tendrils. Partly this had to do with the lovely purple Campanula growing all through our garden as […]