Category Archives: crafts

Woolen Pompom Chicks

I’d like to post all the crafts we did for our cycle 4 of the Waldorf in the Woods playgroup, but this particular craft deserves a post of its own. With Devana‘s directions (she’s our friend who happens to be … Continue reading

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Finishing One Project at a Time

However painful it is, my projects do sometimes reach a conclusion. I like beginnings better. Here are two endings from this week. Now to tackle Christian’s woolen vest that I started last winter. Just need to do the neck and … Continue reading

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Plant-Dyed Booty

I am really really blown away by this plant-dying business. Check out the colors we got from BLACK BEANS, and RED and YELLOW ONION SKINS, and WALNUT HULLS. It’s absolutely fantastic. And we did it in the kitchen! Do you … Continue reading

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Three Halves

Three halves do not equal any wholes in my case – just three halves: the consequence of my crafting ADHD. I don’t recommend working on more than one or two pairs of socks at a time though, as I’m finding … Continue reading

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Dolly Sweater

I’ve had a request to post the directions for the sweater I knit up for Christian’s dolly, Sterling. These are directions for knitting a standard rolled sleeve wool sweater for a 16″ doll on double-pointed needles (dpn). I used the … Continue reading

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A Fair Trade

While I couldn’t get away with making or trading for Bella’s Christmas gifts (camera, black velour Juicy sweats, knee-high black boots, clapper lights, earrings from Tiffany’s – you get the idea – she made out like a bandit this year … Continue reading

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Two New Things

I’ve started off the new year with two new things: the Old Norwegian Cast-On I’ve been knitting off and on since I was a little kid (so 30+ years), and I’ve only just discovered that there are other ways to … Continue reading

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Baby Leg Warmers

When you’re rushing your baby to the potty, the less clothes in the way, the better. The Chinese apparently use split crotch pants, which sound cool, but I haven’t seen any yet. What we do use, all winter long, are … Continue reading

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It is not seemly, I’m sure, to boast about one’s own projects, but I am hyperventilating over the cuteness of my latest completed craft project: a pocket doll in her own leaf bed. She was a Waldorf in the Woods … Continue reading

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My Plant-Dying Experience

When my friend Devana rhapsodized about the process of plant-dying, I listened with interest, but with the certainty that plant-dying was never going to be one of my hobbies. For one, the process takes a good 18 hours from start … Continue reading

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