And they all settled down for a long winter's nap...

Image found here via pinterest

I am saying so long, for now, in order to prepare and rest for the birth of baby number 2.

Seems winter is exactly the right time to stay inside, bundle up, watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 3 times in a row with a certain little man and simply be present to this special time as a family of three.

May this holiday season be full of time with family, magical moments and space for reflection.

See you in the Spring.




Holiday sale in my Etsy shop!

I had a great time over the weekend at the local Waldorf School Winter Faires! I had never been a vendor before so although it was a lot of work, it was really interesting to be on that side of the table. The doorway puppet theaters were a hit, as were the toy sacks!

As a special holiday treat, I've reduced the prices of the remaining pieces as I won't be making any more until after the baby comes. So if you are still looking for a unique gift for the 5-8 year old category, go take a look at repurposed playground on Etsy!

"Vintage Maud" - Browns, oranges and cream

"Gretel" - Pink, pink, pink

"Caramel Candy" - Browns, oranges, pink and white

"Emerald City" - Black, white and green


Check out Beehive Style for your holiday shopping!

As we embark on the buying frenzy of the holidays, I always try to stay local, buy hand-made and support independent artisans and craftspeople, which is why I was thrilled when my friend Leigh of the blog Found, Now Home, asked if I wanted to do an inspiration board for the wonderful site BeehiveStyle.

Of course I said yes!

Inspired by the wonderful things for baby (and kids) that they have on their site, I created the above inspiration board with my favorite nursery image of all time. It of course has nothing to do with the fact that I have baby on the brain in these last few weeks of pregnancy!

Along with the inspiration board, I was able to select my favorite products on the website! You can see my board and my favorites here.

Don't miss the rest of the boards as well - they are sure to help with any gifts you are still needing to buy.


The first bag on December 1

On Monday night, at the first official craft night at our new house, I wrapped 24 little things and put them in 24 little bags. The result, a bag of goodies that I had to hide until last night...

Lat year I got away with actually "regifting" some of the nugget's toys - a few trains, a few cars and then a few new things thrown in. But I knew that this year I would have to up the stakes. With a careful selection of toys and sweets, I think I pulled it off enough to please a 2.5 year old.

As for the reaction this morning, first it was a wow at discovering it, then a whah when he only got to open one and then a wee when he realized the toy airplane could make it across the whole breakfast table on its own.

As for each hand-painted sack, well he has his Oma in Germany to thank for those. She sent it last year and though the nugget still doesn't know how special this is, I do.