Thursday, December 15, 2011

Counting our blessings continued

I'm not sure when it even started, this world of blogging and following people's lives online. I think I really just happened on to a blog I liked and it became a new world of "friends" online when I so needed the outlet for ideas and support on this Waldorf-ish homescholing journey. I lived in an area that  was so foreign to the idea that sometimes I think it would have been just as easy to live on Mars...  .


  Now are  in our forth year of homeschooling (pre-k thru 2nd), and I can't even begin to express how fortunate I feel about the people I have met, both in person and thru blogs online and am just so thankful for the support and opportunities that we have happened on to. I became involved with a yahoo group called BitsofGoodness, which gave us the chance to see crafting and creating our own natural toys in a whole new way! And then, again thanks to a blog, I happened on to this amazing magazine LivingCraft  and actually got to be part of a group of ladies from all over the world who made ornaments, swapped them and were part of an article in the magazine. Unfortunately, mine was not included due to some issues with Canadian customs (they lost ALL of my ornaments! and had to be remade gasp!!) but I was still part of the swap and have continued to be for the next two years.... It has been such a fun holiday tradition to make ornaments for the this group of ladies and to received some amazing creations from them too!!



This blogging world has been such a big blessing to my life that I would like to send out some goodness from my blog too! :) I still have an extra issue from the magazine that the original article was in and I made extras of the ornaments I sent out to my swap partner this year. So go enter for a chance to win either a magazine or my two little creations.  you have the option of having them with or without a hanger so you can use them for an ornament or for play on a nature table! :)

(sorry for the sideways pic! I can't get it to go the right way! )





So go enter and tell your friends! :)






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15 comments:

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Your ornaments look so cute, love the colour - I like the gingerbread man especially :-)

the hermits on the hill said...

I love them all...and can't think of any that you've not already done!

Emily said...

I love your ornaments! LivingCrafts is a fantastic magazine. I have a pile of back issues I got from a friend.

A said...

Love the snowman. :)

Jacqueline said...

Sophia would love a fairy peg doll :)

Sandra said...

I have your little farmer set and we really love it. My little one is playing with it so often. These ornaments would be loved as well!

Robin said...

you know I'm in! <3

Robin said...

Oh i messed up and didnt see the directions until after i commented lol. blame it on the new widget design lol. I'd like to see more peg dolls that can go w/ storybooks... like the piggies you did, and little red riding hood. can you make a bat? or some Wild Things?

Karen Traversy said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Happy Holidays to you.

Maureen Olsen said...

I am thankful that you introduced me to The Living Craft Magazine and the bitsofgoodness swap group. I have loved both. Can't wait for the pirate peg dolls and game!!

momma rae said...

i agree, hallie! this has been a beautiful group of women and a special tradition to be a part of. i wood burned my ornaments, too! i'm excited to show you a pic since i know you appreciate my new obsession. i am finally getting a bit better though i still have the cheap, crappy burner. your ornies are so darn cute! ;) rae

Elizabeth said...

Oh what fun! I love craft swaps. Your ornaments are beautiful. I just love the snowman. And LivingCrafts is a great magazine.

Carrie said...

Your ornaments are adorable! And I love Living Crafts. I only recently discovered them!

Stephanie said...

So cute, I just love everything you make and we are proud owners of the Spiderman peg doll & a puppet. I am sharing your giveaway on Facebook.

Heather Woollove said...

I love to hear stories of how blogging opens up the greater world to other women, too! How wonderful to discover a real 'community' when one is doing something 'regionally countercultural'!! Oh, how I wish there was something like this when I was a young Mama. (Thank goodness for La Leche League...our only connection with like-minded mothers back then!!)