Itty Bitty Stick People and Furniture

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I scooped up these beauties at the last Waldorf craft basar we attended in Germany. I got them as much for myself as for the kids.

Carved Doll Stove

Don’t the stove and tiny pot, just like, kill you? I realize it’s hard to tell the scale here, but the pot has about the same circumference as an acorn top. I’m powerless before this kind of stuff. Makes me want to take up whittling, because, you know, I totally need another creative hobby.

Hand Carved Toys

Acorn dishes!

DSC_1030A teensy Fair Isle cape!

I think one of the things I like best about these is the bark. For some reason it never occurs to me to make things out of actual sticks from trees.

Hope you had a good weekend. I’m pressing forward on my novel revisions, though I had a reminder this morning of just how slow I am when I looked at where I was last year this same week. Yipes!

Are you in a reflective mood about what you’ve done over the past year? Celebrating goals met? Making new ones?

Whadya Get?

We got lots of nice things for Christmas. These are some things I bought at the Waldorf School Christmas Bazaar or that my son brought home from the Waldorf Kindergarten here in Hannover. Some things have already been engulfed into the Land of Lost Toys, but maybe they’ll turn up for their close-ups soon.

The Waldorf community makes the most awesome toys in the world, in my opinion. Above are a hand puppet (the bearded guy), a tiny knitted doll and crib on a string, a snowflake angel ornament, and a beeswax turtle. I’m kind of wishing I were six so I could wear the crib doll around my neck. The crib reverses into a little pouch so you can carry her safely.

Below are a first aid kit (has bandages and cotton and, very German, a piece of candy), a crocheted crown, and a beeswax nativity scene. Sadly, Joseph has already lost a limb. Sorry Joseph! You were just too tempting to let alone. My three-year-old son really wanted the first aid kit—-he calls it his wallet. I love the uneven blanket stitching.

Check out some new features on the blog: you can now get more easily to my favorite projects/ tutorials, recipes, and writing exercises, plus you can see my flickr stream. Off to make sandwiches for supper. I have totally picked up this German tradition—it’s a lot easier on old mom.