Friday, February 17, 2012

{this moment}

sharing a moment from our week that needs no explanation!
thanks to soulmama for this space to breath and really take a moment...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

new rainbow play silk set

these have been in the works for a while and finally up and available to all!

this month in the shop we are offering up something new...
inspired by the watercolor paintings of my playschool children, here they are~

~peach blossom~ a lovely airy pink
~dragon's fire~ a warm orange
~golden hue~ a rich yellow
~tidewater~ a light green
~knight's realm~ a magestic blue
~fire fairies~ a lovely purple with hints of orange flame

playsilks are the stuff of dreams. they make wonderful dress up capes, princess dresses, knights, forts, babydoll carriers, things to cozy with...if you (or your child) can think of it-it can be made from a playsilk!

we absolutely treasure our play silks in the this house and at playschool!
available here!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

apple cake & a playschool birthday celebration!

last week we had our second birthday celebration at playschool. i finally made the apple cake i came to know and love when i was an assistant for sarah baldwin of (bella luna toys fame) at the ashwood waldorf school. I think the origianl recipe comes from the Three Rivers Waldorf School.
it's a wonderful recipe and easy enough that even the young children can do all the mixing themselves. although i handled the 1 CUP of pure maple heard that right...ONE CUP...can you see how good this recipe is already!
you can bake in just about any size or shape of pan, although i prefer the bundt version...there is something a bit more festive about it's sweet shape to me.
the recipe is as follows (and it's eggless to for those with allergies)

{apple birthday cake ring}1 cup oil
1 cup maple syrup
1 2/3 cups apple sauce
4 tsp cinnamon

Mix above ingredients together

3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

mix above ingredients well and add to first mixture
bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes in a circle pan. we love to serve our birthday cake with homemade whipped cream and fruit...this time we had blueberries the family had picked in the summer and frozen for an year round treat...yum!

on the hoop this week: {c}

and later this week look for s and f, not to mention a pair of crowns for TWINS...a mosey first!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

little bits turns THREE!

pinwheels it was, and loads of fun. thanking everyone of our friends & family members who were there...what a lovely day we had.

candlemas, a tiny celebration for a big thing

at school this week we celebrated candlemas, traditionally done on feb 2nd when the lengthening of days starts it's slow climb toward spring. we have been lucky enough to enjoy so many sunny days in maine this winter, and many of them felt more like spring than ever before. usually we feel all frozen until february or march when the little thaw creeps in ever so slowly taking it's time. this year it feels like we have alternated between full on winter snow days and muddy melting spring days.
either way we are glad to have longer days headed our way and mud season too.
we celebrated candlemas at playschool by simply making a few candles. we made a painted wax variety and also the dipping variety. i was bolstered by the efforts of the children in patiently dipping the wick again and again...out little candles might not look like much but very much time and effort and gentleness went into making each one.
cheers to bringing in spring!