Saturday, June 25, 2011

Waldorf school Graz, Austria

I love this little library with a small stove in the middle:

Here I have spent three days, at the handwork teachers conference with Ita Lernpeiss.
I don't need to say that I have learned a lot and that I can't wait to start teaching handwork again.

Here are some examples of students work and some ideas and new techniques:

cross stiched bags

intertwined string

I simply love this cat panda - student's work

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kindergarten graduation

Good luck in your lives, children. May the rainbow always be with you ... and see you in school ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby blanket

I will knit 12 squares and sew them into a baby blanket. Almost half of the knitting is done.

The big day in our kindergarten

Tomorrow is a big day in the kindergarten. Children who will go to school in autumn have prepared a celebration for friends and families. After their program all kids will play different games and all parents have prepared small gifts for them.

I have wrapped spinning buttons in fabric and tied a satin ribbon around.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainbow necklace

I have tried to make a rainbow necklace.

 This is the first attempt. Come back and check the second attempt.

Peg doll: a pirate

I will make a whole pirate family (with the pirate queen) and my husband will make a simple wooden pirate boat. 

Guess who is the primary pirate in our house? ;)

Homemade sesame bread

Mmmmm. I made a sunflower's seeds spread and my husband baked some sesame bread. 

Bees mobile

This is a surprise gift for our kindergarten teacher at the end of the school year. The bees will be tied on a wooden ring so they will fly around freely.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kindergarten kids on excursion

Only few more days and long summer vacation comes. We went to the mountains together and we walked and walked and walked. But not in vain. Every kid was rewarded by some magic gift that was hidden in the basket on the tree.

We have tried to make the walking fun. There were many hard-to-belive-the-size leaves of the "repuh" plant (Lat. Petasites hybridus). We folded them and pierced them with a small branch and evey child (and even some fathers or mothers) got an interesting hat ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My first cherry strudel

The picture of the strudel was taken before being put into oven. I tell you - it was great! I had some strange respect for this kind of dough (btw, how is it called in English? one stretches it over the table with hands) but my mom taught me as she was taught by her mother. Will my boys want me to teach them?

It is great also with peaches, blueberries  - not to mention apples.

I wish I took a picture of a slice but there is no use crying over spilt milk. Next time and you are all invited :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vegetarian workshop

Our kids will get better food in autumn and the new cook introduced to us (parents) with a vegetarian cooking workshop.

We madedelicious: sunflower seeds spread, herb bread sticks, pumpkin gnocci and kohlrabi sauce, different salads and yum-yum strawberry pie.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

New bumper sticker

Knitting fills my days
not to mention
the living room,
bedroom, closets ...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Puppet show "Four musicians"

Yesterday we watched this puppet show. The players invited audience to come to the stage, like into the barrel organ. And we sang a lot.