Archives for the Month of October, 2012

on simplicity

I choose a simple life. Today my goal was to make candles, and I did. Sweet beeswax candles are one of my favorite things in the world. Apparently I’m fairly predictable on this candlemaking thing. It’s ironic that I live in the midst of a busy downtown neighborhood. Cars whiz past our house all day […]

more wooden toys

Here is another set of handmade toys that the Daddy Monkey and I made for the kids. I’ve written before on how I feel about these home made toys. It really warms my heart to see them being played with again and again. Providing my children with something that requires their imagination rather than something […]

michaelmas :: day 3

On day three of our Michaelmas celebration, we began with a retelling of my story, “The Brave Dragon,” (originally told on day one). Afterwards, we¬†made wooden swords. The Daddy Monkey and I have collaborated on many swords over the years, so this one was a very simple process. I simply traced my sword template onto […]