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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

making our michaelmas crowns, a golden hue...

I'll be a knight for Michael, too,

And polish my crown to a golden hue.

Ask the gnomes the iron to mine,
Iron from the stars, from the earth, so fine,
To bring to the blacksmith, who with his might
Will make me a sword, so strong, so bright

here is a simple, easy and delightful project for michaelmas!
we dyed our wool with easter egg dye, using the golden yellow and orange to make this light gold.
the children worked on wooden hoops with embroidery needle and thread.
they were very busy with their hands and looked forward to these quiet times of " thread the needle to and fro here we go"...
as a surprise i waited to tell them just WHAT the project was for and the night before Michaelmas i sewed their handwork into crowns.
each child delighted in being crowned and knighted and it reminded us all of the warmth of Michaelmas and how important it is to take into the coming season with us!

we had a little ceremony of knighting each child before we ate our feast of dragon bread, figs, cheese and apples with honey!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

week one, fall!


our new handmade cutting boards, so sweet and perfectly sized for wee hands...

the children helping to hammer and hang a hook for our new aprons!

my chicken girl, striped-curls & glitter shoes!

Fall is here and school is in full swing! We chopped carrots on our new cutting boards, we fed and watered the chickens (and chased one!), we made soup and rice and had a merry time.

What is your back to school routine?