Handmade Home

May 29, 2013 § 1 Comment

I’ve been feeling so constricted and cluttered at home recently… but I have decided to focus on the positives. With my children attending a Steiner school and my own craft interests, we have lots of beautiful handmade items decorating our home.

Handmade is special because it brings a certain energy into the home; a softness that counter acts the hard edges and technology of today. In the case of many Steiner inspired crafts, a sense of beauty and purity of colour that reflects the truths of the universe and support the wholistic development of the child.

Here are a few scenes from my handmade home:

hand dyed spiral doona covers

hand dyed spiral doona covers

silk baby blanket dyed by Sara Shorter of willow & moo.

silk baby blanket dyed by Sara Shorter of willow & moo.

soft dolls, made by Carla de Jong (left) and myself.

soft dolls, made by Carla de Jong (left) and myself.

felt dragon. Made for my boys.. now played with by the girls.

felt dragon. Made for my boys.. now played with by the girls.

princess painting. By Lily Heartman (age 5).

princess painting. By Lily Heartman (age 5).

wood and felt gnome set. Truly all-purpose toys!

wood and felt gnome set. Truly all-purpose toys!

gnome fleece picture by Laura Steele.

gnome fleece picture by Laura Steele.

lantern collection  - one made each year at school by each child.

lantern collection – one made each year at school by each child.

'Tree of Life', felt. One of my bigger projects.

‘Tree of Life’, felt. One of my bigger projects.

hand dipped candles, made by the boys at school.

hand dipped candles, made by the boys at school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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