Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creative days of May

Life has been much busier than I am able to keep up with here on the blog. There are so many bits and pieces that I wish to share! Here are a few creative things that have been happening around here lately. The mushrooms and butterflies are Vivienne's creations. She got inspired to make them and have a roadside stand when our neighbors were having a yard sale. Next is my wool felt version of Wuzzy, the sweet older dog in residence at the girl's dance theater. He is a charming greeter, despite his poor eyesight. I gave this to his owners, Susan and Giles, with gratitude for their wonderful studio.

I am excited to have joined an online Magic Fairy Wool course with Nicole at Lebenskuenstler. It looks delightful and I can't wait for my beautiful plant dyed wool to arrive in the mail. What a treat!

This woodworking project is Mia's, from her amazing and inspiring woodworking class with the wonderful Mr. Crowe. We will miss having his homeschooling classes next year, but he will be teaching grades 1&2  at the newly formed Waldorf initiative, Azalea Mountain School.  And below are the pretty recycled paper flowers that Mia designed and festively decorated our home with.

 Yummy little blueberry muffin...Vivienne dressed it up just for me. So sweet. More to come!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dear Kale, We Love you...

Ever since the kale started to mature in the garden, our family has been crazy for it. We ate three whole colanders the first evening. After we sauteed some, the kids would run out and pick more, and then they asked if they could have kale for dessert? What? Could my mama ears be hearing this correctly? The baby kale is so yummy. We just sauteed it with a little olive oil and splash of Bragg's. On a related note, Vivi was awarded "adventurous eater" recognition at her Wednesday class. They shared a meal for lunch each week, and she was the only one to eat everything that friends brought. And she enjoyed it all, too!

Monday, May 9, 2011

May Faire

The photo above was taken by my friend, Stewart during the puppet play of The Frog Prince.

The May-pole is up,

Now give me the cup;

I'll drink to the garlands around it;

But first unto those

Whose hands did compose

The glory of flowers that crown'd it.

- Robert Herrick, The Maypole, 1660