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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

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


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


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


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


1. 挑選葉子
2. 構圖
3. 調色
4. 上色
5. 拓印
6. 完成
7. 作品陰乾

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


Friday, October 5, 2012

blog: totally tots


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.