If it weren’t for the Redback spiders which would inevitably move in, I would love to make one of these simple insect hotels from Babble Dabble Do with Jack and Sarah. Babble Dabble Do is great. While you’re there, check out Ana Luisa’s Geoboard Constellations.
I really like the idea of setting up an art playdate. I’ve had playdough and rice tubs out before but never art. I’m wondering if I set out an art exploration whether the children will be invited in or still prefer to run around and play outside…. Something to think about.
These wonderfully whimsical mushrooms from Curly Birds have inspired me to learn needle felting. So beautiful.
I’ve been thinking about Jack’s homeschool kindergarten year (next year) a lot lately and have been collecting inspiration for materials. This beautiful Little Red Riding Hood peg doll set from The Crafty Kitty has really got me thinking about other fairytale sets I could create for storytelling.
And this page is just extraordinary. The Cardboard Collective is a crafty/DIY blog with all kinds of unbelievably wonderful projects made entirely from cardboard. Check out these butterfly wings! And this magnificent green luna moth costume. Never in my life could I make anything like this but it is fun to drool over the pictures.
These wood building blocks from Kutuu. A little pricey but beautiful.
And just because I love peg dolls, how about this ridiculously adorable Pinecone Peg Doll from Little Wool.
I bought this beautiful set of Montessori infant toys from Pinkhouse for Sarah when she was about 6 weeks old. Now that there is a new baby arriving (my sister’s) I am happy to be passing them on. They are beautifully made and Sarah adored them.
I’ve just started following The Holistic Ingredient and am totally inspired. Her homemade raw muesli and greek yoghurt is to.die.for! Mmmm what a way to start the day. She has an ebook which I am very tempted to buy.
I heard this song on the radio the other day and the tears flowed. It was playing in the car two years ago when I was getting Jack out of his seat. I popped him down on the ground and he walked for the very first time. Tears. My heart was overjoyed. This is Jack’s song.