Our Etsy Shop

For a little while now we had been thinking about opening our very own Etsy shop. I have been knitting a lot of pumpkins for our Nature Table, and almost every day a friend asks me to make one for them, too.
I thought a little shop may be just the right place to keep it all in one place, and so I am really happy (and a little bit nervous) to introduce our very own Here We Are Together Etsy Shop:

Our Nature Table

IMG_2677
I am so excited to have a way to share a little bit of our home with all of you in this way, it is so truly special to imagine that something that was created during one of our days will find its’ way to you and become a special item to you and your family.
If you like, take a look around. I am slowly adding a few Autumn bits, and will start to add Winter themed items very soon, too.
Everything in our shop is made with a whole lot of love.

IMG_2703

It has been so, so much fun to think of different items to make, to gather supplies and to spend time making.
I am excited to see what the future brings!

Posted in Etsy, Waldorf | 2 Comments

Wordless Wednesday

IMG_2299

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | 1 Comment

Rag Rugs and Silks

We have been learning a bit about textiles recently, about the journey from their creation to their final resting place as grey fluff inside mattresses. The other day we were talking about how there are many uses for broken clothes, such as using them for cleaning, for crafts, and of course rag rugs.
We had an old rag rug stored away, so we thought we’d take a look at what we find inside, and goodness, it was fun!

IMG_2532

We started by carefully snipping away the thread that held our rug together. This specific rug was handmade in india from recycled sari fabrics, but we never would have imagined the beautiful colours and unique patterns we would find inside.
We carefully removed all the little strips of fabric and collected them in a basket.

IMG_2533

Our collection grew pretty quickly, it was amazing to see just how much fabric was actually hiding inside our little rug.

IMG_2534

When we had finished taking apart the rug we sorted our strips of fabric by colour.

IMG_2542

Afterwards we thought that it would be a good idea to iron the pieces of silk carefully to get a better look at the patterns.
We discovered some really wonderful block-printed pieces, intricate embroidery, glittery thread, sequins and beads.
We also looked at some pictures of saris and a few pictures of India.

IMG_2543

Of course we wanted to use our silk pieces immediately, so Memi picked a few favourites and tied them into a simple little decoration for her bedroom.

IMG_2561

We also made an Autumn coloured decoration for our living-room, and some ribbon-wands, too.
(Our amazing Autumn Crowns came from Mama Pixie.)

IMG_2563

We kept a few special pieces aside with further projects in mind, and we are now using the rest of the silks as playsilks and decorations for the Nature Table!

IMG_2641

Have a beautiful day!

Posted in Homeschooling, Waldorf | 1 Comment