During Cheese Week we got our tabletop garden ready to use along with the readings from Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. [See my review and links here.] It's very simple, actually. I used a plastic tray and covered it with packaged sheet moss. We planted a few tiny pots with grass seed and also … Continue reading Path to Pascha Tabletop Garden
A few weeks ago I made a new doll. Here are some of the progress photos: Above: head form finished; stretching skin over it Below: face embroidered Above: hair crocheted and stitched to the head (she has a bun) Below: body sewn, stuffed, and stitched to upper body Above: trying to figure out the scarf … Continue reading Orthodox Nun Waldorf Doll
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation
Last year Elissa Bjeletich sent me her delightful Welcoming the Christ Child, a book of 40 family advent readings and matching ornaments. I loved it but felt that my youngest two were not going to appreciate it, so I saved it for this year. (You can read my review here.) One dilemma I had was … Continue reading Jesse Tree
I had been feeling sad that we didn't have an advent wreath. In Orthodoxy you need one with 6-7 candles - one for each Sunday of Advent and then one for Christmas Day. These are made but I have never ordered one. On occasion I would turn over in my head ideas for making one, … Continue reading Advent Wreath
The newest priest Waldorf doll is in the shop! He's 15 inches, solidly stuffed with wool, cotton and cotton blend knit body, removable cassock, skufia, cross, and censer. Go to the listing for a full description and more photos.
Lately it's been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We're in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought. I've made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner … Continue reading Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
The newest priest doll is available! He's true to Waldorf tradition and very cute. Go to the listing to read the full description.
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August