Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New school year ...

... starts tomorrow, Sept 1st. Also for my boys (both in kindergarten).

Wishing all of us a wonderful school year, lots of credulity, many beautiful and accomplished projects and also lots of assimilated knowledge.

I will teach handwork in classes: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. A lot of knitting, crocheting, cross stitches, sewing and felting. I hope I will be able to post how we progress in work.

Come by and see what I plan to do, I will write my accurate lesson plans soon.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New materials

My very own (and first) business cards

I made my beautiful business cards at the Festival črk. Photos speak for themselves:

How can you find the right letters? There is a special system that you can get used to quite easy.

 My first attempt, but the two words were to long.

Here it is, my very first, my very own. I do not know if I am able to give it to someone :)

And some in black color.

Videos about wool production

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10.000th view - the reason to celebrate

Only 8 more views and we'll reach the first milestone: 10.000 views.

I wish I could be here with you but I am on the way to the festival of letters to make my own business cards. I will show them later today.

And I might think of another giveaway for everyone who leaves a comment or becomes a follower. This is really a big day!

A touch of autumn

My younger son in getting ready for the kindergarten. I will go back to work and I am happy to be teaching handwork in nine different classes :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Steiner's words for teachers

You who out of heaven’s brightness,
Now descend to earthly darkness,
Thus, through life’s resisting forces

Spirit radiance to unfold
Spirit warmness to enkindle
Spirit powers to call forth

Be you warmed through my love

Radiant thinking
Tranquil feeling
Healing willing.

That in Spirit’s heights well‐rooted
And in earth’s foundations working
You may servants of the Word become

Spirit illumining
Love evoking
Being strengthening.

Rudolf Steiner

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sheep ball

Not many words are needed today. We have spent a sunny day at Jezersko, at the 53rd sheep ball.

I have met Ladka. She made this beautiful wool using plants to dye with.

and me and my son made felt balls, using wool, soap and our own hands. We liked it a lot, will try it at home too. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Finding clayfish

is a big thing. It is rare in our waters but we were lucky. 

And a black squirrel showed us that hazelnuts are ripe and we picked and crushed and ate them. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New books arrived yesterday

Three new books just arrived. I have ordered them at the Bookdepository, it offers free shipping worldwide.

After work knitting

After work knitting - even during holidays. It was nice being among knitting friends, talking the same language and admiring neighbor's project, perhaps even learning something new.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Famous people knitting

Have you ever seen one of the celebrities knitting? 

I found an old old movie with Cary Grant trying to learn to knit and some pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker knitting.

Do you know how to knit? Would you like to learn?


Monday, August 8, 2011

New wool arrived

Plant dyed wool for class 1 - isn't it beautiful? 

I have already made some gnomes, it is soft and vibrant, very nice to work with it. And it is affordable, which is important, too. Germany sheep gave us the wool, growing at biological farm and no metals salts were used in the process of dyeing.