Feathered Nest Studio

Goodies for the Young at Heart, plus writings on baked goodies & art

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Five Years

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Somehow, this little baby

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is turning five today.

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I am not sure how that happened since it feels like he was just born– although at the same time, it feels like he has always been my baby and my life has always been being his mom. Strange, I know.

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He is such a joy and a blessing, and his birth five years ago was truly the day that has made the biggest, best impact on my life.

He reminds me of…

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

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Hope you had a nice St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! We did some fun things on the actual day and the week or so leading up to it. We started earlier in the week by baking whole wheat Irish soda bread. G liked his slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar, while I went with butter and jam. Yummy!

bread2bread with jamWe also read a couple fun stories. The ABC one was filled with info about Ireland; the other one was a…

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PomPom Animals

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Yesterday the kiddo and I had a fun day at home, just the two of us. We started the morning off with a leisurely breakfast and knights & castle play, which was followed up with story reading, bread baking (more on that later!), and of course, a craft. I’ve recently become obsessed withnormally interested in the idea of making pompoms and bought some truly lovely organic cotton yarn for just that…

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Winter Trees

Winter Trees

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Last week, we did another project inspired by Outside Your Window. This time we read “Winter Trees,” then did a similar watercolor painting project as the previous week. We did this for two reasons: 1) my little guy loves crayon and watercolor together and 2) I like to do the same technique a few times to make sure he really gets it. We are particularly focusing on covering the whole paper with…

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Fairy Swap Goodies

Fairy Swap Goodies

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We received beautiful goodies from the Fairy Swap I participated in! Opening the package was such a joy! The love and care put into each handmade piece was so evident. In the package there was a flower fairy in a little pot, a beeswax flower with a little fairy curled up in the center, two lovely playsilks with some polished stones, a wood door that no doubt leads to a magic fairy realm, and a…

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Valentines

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Almost forgot to post about what we made for Valentine’s Day! The little guy was in a kids’ made Valentine swap and made these super sweet valentines:

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In exchange, he received valentines from five different kids from various parts of the country (all valentines were made with natural materials).

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He also made a few little gifts, too. The heart hanging decorations were made from paper clay, using…

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Snow Dyeing

Snow Dyeing

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One of the things we did while snowed in last week was snow dyeing playsilks. I did a swap with another mom in one of my Waldorf groups and received some undyed play silks for the kiddo and I to have fun with. Someone had posted basic directions for using snow to dye silks, so when we received lots of snow (again and again, day after day), it seemed the perfect time to try it out.

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