... With chickens! On Tuesday morning we got the call from our local post office that our chicks had arrived. Ella and I rushed to the office and entering, could already hear the chirping in the back! We carefully removed the top of the box when we got home and finally met our baby girls.
We checked that they were alright and placed them in their new, warm home (our unused bathtub downstairs). I made sure they new how to drink and eat from the feeder which they all did beautifully.
Amazing at just 36 hours old! The children and I have not been able to stop admiring them and in the short time that we've had them can already tell their personalities : )
Seeing that the little girlies will change so very fast I must go now and enjoy the fluffy, fluff balls : )
P.s: Chick Days, is the best guide ever on raising and keeping chickens! I have read a lot of books but this one truly takes the cake!
Also if you would love an amazing chicken barn, coop and live in the Seattle area you can have one build from here!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Many years ago I stared to paint the lids of my children's lunch baskets. In Waldorf Kindergarten, this is what children use to carry their lunches in : ) To make them special and so that my children would spot theirs when all the baskets were lined up in the cubbies, I came up with special illustrations for each child. Low and behold, they became quite popular in our local Waldorf community and I bet that there still are some of "my" baskets in Waldorf households to this day.
I am now offering them on etsy in my shop. In addition to painting the lids, I also sewed removable, waterproof linings.
The lids are "painted" with colored pencils. I fell in love with the texture that the wood and the pencils create. It is at soft and somewhat unpredictable texture that makes the illustrations glow I think. After they are painted I seal them, to protect the illustration and so that they can be wiped clean.
My daughter is using her basket now to keep her handwork in and they would also make a great decoration in ones house. My mother in law displays her basket during the holiday season when her house is decked out to the nines : ))
I hope you enjoy!!