Monday, 26 January 2009

Celebrating Imbolc

A day to celebrate the warming of the Earth, Mother Nature waking her children.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc

We made Bride/Brighid dolls, dressed in white, young Maidens dancing.
Scraps of white material brought together with lavender buds filling the head ( the scent in the room was amazing ) and decorated with ribbons and beads.


We made our Headdresses first and wore them proudly all day.

Lots of ideas for celebrating this wonderful festival, here's some to inspire you.

Loving these Book of days, http://blueyonder.typepad.com/ thanks to Hannah at http://homebakededucation.blogspot.com/ for putting us on to them.
Great things to make and do, ideal for encouraging you to slow down, take a moment, enjoy the here, the Now.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Imbolc

A day of celebrating the coming of Imbolc with friends.
We danced, we sang, we shared wonderful food, we found time and peace to develop our creativity with poems, sewing, stories and wisdom.
We celebrated in a richly decorated Hall, happy to be in each others company.


Honouring the West. Blues and greens of Water.

Celebrating the East. The white of the clouds, the light of stars .. all that is Air.

Rich reds of the South. Flickers of Fire.



The North, Earth, Home and Hearth.


Mother Earth danced with us .. holding out her arms and welcoming us in.

The early signs of the earth warming.



We danced around this wonderful circle of flickering candle-light.










Friday, 23 January 2009

I am loving ...

lighter afternoons ... still light at 4.30pm and that wonderful crisp, fresh feel in the air.
Spring must be round the corner.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

K has taken to ironing !


She doesn't take after her Mother.

Oh for a happy ending.

Have you read this book yet ?
You must. It is endearing, charming and completely haunting, staying with you long after that final page is read.


O helping ? K with her rabbit Porridge this morning.



Thanks for the Little House Love ( and so much of it ) We're definitely not getting the rest of the magazine/DVD collection ( far, far too expensive when as Joxy said, Amazon is selling each series for £15 ) but it was a nice treat to get the first one ( and the cheapest ) especially as we all have the sniffles at the mo.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Smiles of introduction ( and more socks! )

How I LOVED watching this as a child, what happy memories and now sharing the pleasure with K ... wonderful.

And more mini Lavendar socks for a GP lets trade.



Monday, 12 January 2009

A joyful sound !


K is learning to play this monster, ready for joining a local Brass Band.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Moon Delights

A little reading before heading off to our wonderful woodland Waldorf group where we had a most lovely suprise ... a new member who turned out to be a good friend ... she blogs here http://somillie.blogspot.com/
looking gorgeously full of a babe due very soon.


And this fab Wolf Full Moon to guide us home.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

How to really love a child ....


I love this wonderful poster, my lovely friend Hazel made me, as much today as I did the day she so very kindly gifted it to me ( click on it for larger image )
Thanks darling x

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Best gift this year for 15 month old ?


typically the good old cardboard box.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Use it up !

my motto for 2009.

That goes for the food in my larder, cupboards, fridge and freezer ... making sure I use all that comes in the veg box ... yes even all those Jerusalem farty-chokes !!!!!
Using up the seeds I already have for this years crops.

Getting round in the Spring to dying this wonderful wool, I was gifted and then knitting it up.

And using up all this lot too ... knitting for charity - hats, mittens,blankets .. knitting for family,friends, for gifts.
Using up the craft supplies that fill our home - fabric, felt,buttons,thread,paper,glue,glitter and on and on ....


It's so easy to rush out ( or on-line ) and buy new and become blind to all that you already have ... so this is my year of Using it all Up ... wish me luck.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy


to you all.
Thanks for making this blog so much fun, I adore reading your comments and visiting your blogs, reading about all the adventures you have.
Here's to another year of sharing.
xx