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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

knitting: monkey eating banana

Adopted from good to know family


This knitted monkey is so cute!
I wonder when I can knit one for my son, he has been asking me for a monkey. :D

wood: Build a Heirloom Rocking Horse

Adopted from woodentoy.com


This is an online ebook on how to build a rocking horse.

wood: twig gnomes

Adopted from Twig and Toadstool


I didn't know using twigs can also make these lovely gnomes. I have started to cut out the twigs from the branches I got, now I have something to make for my son. ^_^

craft: felt pumpkin

Adopted from Twig and Toadstool


craft: Little mouse

Adopted from This Whole Family


This little mouse is cute! I bet my son will like it~~

knitting: snail

Adopted from Natural Suburbia


A slowly crawling snail.....

knitting: Fairy Home Mushroom Knitting Pattern

Adopted from Natural Suburbia


This little mushroom is really cute!

knitting: Christmas stocking & Santa's hat

Adopted from Natural Suburbia



These Christmas ornaments are really nice and pretty!

knitting: sewing needle saver

Adopted from Natural Suburbia


This is a little bag which you can put your sewing needles. It can keep anything actually. I think the pattern is nice and easy to knit.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

craft: branch weaving

Adopted from Natural Suburbia


I think this is really nice, and so natural!

knitting: heart shape

Adopted from Natural Suburbia










The blog owner of Natural Suburbia, Linda has offered many heart shape patterns, which are really pretty, and I am very tempted to make them all.
You can check out her patterns in Ravelry.

Monday, October 29, 2012

doll: Waldorf doll tutorial free ebook

URL: http://www.lapappadolce.net/waldorf-doll-tutorial-and-free-ebook-in-english/


I have just found this free ebook for making Waldorf dolls. The tutorial is written very detailed.

knit: mini Christmas stockings

Adopted from Little Cotton Rabbit Free Patterns


These mini stockings are really nice for Christmas decoration.

knit: knitted Christmas tree

Adopted from all about you


This lovely Christmas tree decoration is really pretty. I am going to make one for the coming Christmas.

craft: all free knitting

URL: http://www.allfreeknitting.com/


This site offers knitting tutorials and ebooks for free.

doll: Waldorf doll dress tutorial

Adopted from Windfall dolls


A great tutorial on how to make these lovely dresses for the Waldorf doll.

doll: Make a real Waldorf baby doll in a day and for under $20

Adopted from crunchy catholic momma


This mother made this lovely Waldorf doll for her daughter's 2nd birthday in just one day. How amazing! I wish I can make one for my son's coming 4th birthday in 4 months time later. ^_^


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Waldorf 101 - Free Online Class

URL: http://thebearthinstitute.memberlodge.com/Default.aspx?pageId=643769

The BEarth Institute has created a series of articles to help the Waldorf parents to understand what the essence of Waldorf is and what the meaning behind the activities.

Topics include philosophy, curriculum & rhythm, materials, stories, art, handiwork, spirituality, etc.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

craft: Natural Homemade Glue Recipe

Adopted from Homeschool Math by Hand


Another recipe from someone who commented:

The recipe that I follow is:
1 part bleached cake flour
5 parts cold water
whisk the flour into the water in the top of a double boiler, then place the double boiler over (not in) boiling water and continue whisking the mixture until it just thickens. Remove from heat and use once it is cool enough to handle. Refrigerate any unused glue or discard. This is a classic recipe for use in book binding.

Friday, October 19, 2012

indoor: 叶子拓印DIY

转载自亲子天下杂志



材料:
壓克力顏料、麻布袋、水彩筆、葉子、剪刀
調色盤或一張A4的紙
做法:
1. 挑選葉子
挑選要拓印的葉子,葉脈突出的葉子是最好的選擇。挑葉子時,不妨仔細觀察葉子的形態,摸摸葉背,感受一下葉脈的深淺。小朋友可以從一片葉子開始拓印起,較容易成功。
2. 構圖
在要拓印的麻布袋上比一下要印上去的位子,先構圖。
3. 調色
選三~五個顏色就好,避免使用太暗的顏色。可以不用調色盤,直接在A4紙上調色。調色時,水不要太多,不然印上去時會糊掉。
4. 上色
構圖好、調好色之後,開始在葉子背面上顏料。
5. 拓印
在葉子上塗好顏料,趁顏料還沒乾之前,把塗有顏料那一面壓上麻布袋(印在原先構圖好的位子),然後拿一張紙蓋上、輕輕推平,把所有沾到顏料的地方都推平,不要太用力,輕輕推。
6. 完成
把葉子輕輕拿起來,一個漂亮的葉拓麻布袋就完成了。
7. 作品陰乾
接下來把麻布袋掛起來,讓葉拓陰乾。乾了之後,建議用熨斗將葉拓的部分再燙一下,顏色會保持得更好。

Sunday, October 14, 2012

ebook: 和孩子做华德福玩具

原文书名:Toymaking with children
作者:Freye Jaffke

阅读电子书:豆丁-和孩子做华德福玩具

Friday, October 5, 2012

blog: totally tots

URL: http://totallytots.blogspot.com


Totally Tots was designed for Christian moms who are choosing to keep their tots at home in possible preparation for a homeschooling future.

Some interesting categories:

English: Now I know my ABCs

Adopted from Totally Tots


There is a special craft for each alphabet, including capital letters and small letters.

This older version even has some activities suggested to do with each letter.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

English: Teach ABC in the Waldorf way

Adopted from Serendipity


Along the alphabet path
This is a very good tutorial to learn ABC - it includes a story for each alphabet, and also the lesson plans for language, nature study, science, art, etc.