Monday, 15 September 2014

A giveaway ~ rainbow wool!

Knitting with rainbow wool is really rather delicious. Watching the colours emerge and become. And I particularly love Indigo Inspirations' hand painted rainbow wool. It is lovely and soft to work with and the colours are divine.

I've used many Indigo Inspirations' craft materials and am always tempted to get more! It's also great to support small business ~ and Indigo Inspirations is a small business ~ with Jo Hodges as owner, operator and entire staff!

Jo is based in beautiful Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales, Australia. She is happily living in an old farm house and spends most of her time painting wool and felt on her veranda {sounds rather blissful to me!}

You can be tempted by Jo's craft materials on Etsy or connect via Indigo Inspirations online, Facebook and Instagram.

And now I'm excited to give you a chance to try this gorgeous wool for yourself!

For your chance to win 100gms of 16 ply....
...tell me what you would be inspired to create with the rainbow wool!

Comments close at 8pm AEST on 22 September 2014
I will choose my favourite answer and announce the winner in this post on 25 September.
Remember to leave a way for me to get in touch!


Good luck,

Monday, 8 September 2014

A magical unicorn

Knitting a unicorn for my baby boy seemed just right.

Because we all know unicorns are magical. Their image evokes thoughts of beauty, magic and dreams.... things that I hope my darling baby boy will know.

Already I see that he is a sweet natured boy. Quick to smile, and happy in my arms. He also has the loudest cry of all my babies! My husband just might have said his cry makes his ears crackle *chuckle*

Nuzzling the top of his head, breathing in his lovely newborn scent, or gazing at him sleeping are the things I love. Watching his brother and sister with him, seeing their love, gentleness and kindness make this mama very happy!

This lovely unicorn was knitted up following a Mama4Earth pattern with gorgeous wool from Indigo Inspirations.

Happy days,

Monday, 1 September 2014

Children's Spring Reading Basket

Spring is such a magical time of year.

It always feels so full of promise and possibilities. For me, with each Spring comes personal reawakening, together with a desire to get outside! And since we are experiencing our first Spring in our new home we are watching our garden with great anticipation. Discovering bulbs and the colour of our magnolia {white pink}.

And with the changing of the season we are also changing the books in our reading basket. Our Spring book collection has grown this year to include some lovely new stories. And I am excited to share them with you!

Books in our Spring reading basket

How Robin Saved Spring
Debbie Ouellet

My lovely friend Carrie from Crafty Moms Share sent this book to us, as she enjoys reading it with her daughter. And we love it too! The personification of the seasons as Lady Winter and Sister Spring to tell the story of a lingering Winter works well. My son loves how each of the animals attempt to wake Sister Spring and the imaginative explanations of why they have spots or sleep through the Winter.

Flower Fairies of the Spring
Cicely Mary Barker

A lovely book of Spring poetry paired with illustrations of Spring flower fairies. From the joyful Song of the Crocus Fairies to the sweet Song of the Daisy Fairy the season is celebrated and explored in this wonderfully whimsical way. We enjoy dipping into this book when the mood takes us.

Gerda Muller

This board book is my daughter's favourite, with wonderful illustrations of Spring without text. She enjoys talking to me about what she sees in the pages, as a change from being read to. Such an innocent and sweet book with lovely illustrations of lambs, poppies and rainbows.
My Little World
Julia Cooke and Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

This is a wonderful story about the little things in nature that children may be more likely to notice than grown ups. The insects and bugs, plants and things at their eye level. This is a favourite here because it is also based not far from home.

The Story of the Root Children
Sibylle von Olfers

This classic 'Waldorf' story is about the reawakening of the Earth after Winter. With the root children waking up, sewing new clothes and emerging to play and frolic in the fields and water. The illustrations are whimsically beautiful and draw us in. Although I do enjoy this story, I do wonder if some of the magic of the story may have been lost in translation.

In the Land of Fairies
Daniela Drescher

Follow the seasons of the year with the fairies and how they interact with the animals, insects and flowers. My children enjoy discovering new things in the illustrations as we read this sweet story.

What are your favourite Spring books?


For more Spring reading inspiration pop over to My Little Bookcase!

Happy reading,