Naturally Dyed Eggs

Naturally Dyed Eggs

There is a beauty and depth to naturally dyed eggs that gives you a connection to easter and the time of year it falls. The colours that are achievable and easily available through natural dyes are the same colours evident in the flora occurring (for us) in the natural environment. The colours and tones echo […]

24 hours of Judegment

24 hours of Judegment

I have been struggling with judgment, judgment I have felt from others and the judgement I deal onto others. Partly it is a struggle because I know judgement can cause pain to people, and partly I struggle because having judgement feels uncontrollable and it also feels necessary. In religion they say you should not judge […]

Wheatgrass Easter Baskets

Wheatgrass Easter Baskets

Our annual tradition of growing wheatgrass Easter baskets is in full swing. I generally start this project 10 days before Easter. It is not a difficult thing to do, but it does require a specific method. I found this great wheatgrass tutorial a few years ago and refer to it each year. This is our […]

Le Carrousel

Le Carrousel

It was lovely to connect with Marie Laure recently and have a chat about her children’s clothing label Le Carrousel. Marie lives and works in France with her husband and four children, where she balances motherhood and the running of her brand Le Carrousel. Marie is passionate about children’s fashion and is creating her line […]

Snowflake Easter Eggs

Snowflake Easter Eggs

  On Spring equinox we remove the Winter snowflakes and make them into Easter eggs. This was one of those projects that happened naturally by putting  1 + 1 together and by being inspired to work with what we’ve got. I love the recycled aspect of this craft as the paper snowflakes we made in […]

On the Cusp of Change

On the Cusp of Change

The girls and I woke to a freezing cold house, the two of them snuggled in my bed. The cold was making them agitated and restless, but their childish exuberance always wins and they giggle with faces pressed together making plans for play. My gloom is like a rock that can not be shifted and […]

Create A Family Mural

Create A Family Mural

Creating a family mural has been the best thing about this winter. Wintering near NYC, for us means a lot of indoor time and as winter comes around I always wonder what it will be that we apply our creativity to. As I child my mother always had a roll of butcher’s paper on hand, […]

Sew A Stick Crown

Sew A Stick Crown

Playing with sticks is the best. Here is a sweet crown you can make from found sticks, a scrap of fabric and string. A very simple project, that takes little more than inspiration and time. I made this in two sittings of an hour each. Allow two hours to make a crown like above…collect and […]