Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Global Waldorf Expo 2013!

Do you need guidance and support to help you in your homeschool planning, rhythm & parenting? Are you ready to receive practical ideas, guidance & inspiration for your homeschooling lessons and family rhythms?
If you said YES! I would like to invite you to the 4th Global Waldorf Expo, an amazing virtual conference so you can be on your way to increasing your level of knowledge with ease. By attending this event, YOU can take away nuggets of wisdom helping you make an even bigger difference in the lives of your children & family.
The 3rd Global Waldorf Expo will run May 17-19. Join 14 of the Top Teachers & Experts in Waldorf Education and Parenting for this No Cost Virtual Online Event. Creating Your Own Curriculum, Planning Your Block Rotations, Introduction to Waldorf, Storytelling, Music,
Building Character through Education and more.
Ready to reserve your seat? It’s Totally FREE. 
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Fixing up an old Waldorf Doll

Many of us think about either making or purchasing a Waldorf doll for our children. Another option to consider is accepting a hand-me-down doll and fixing her up!

Our niece Sydney had a much-loved Waldorf doll named Kiki for years. She had a beautiful wood wardrobe and a variety of clothes sewn and crocheted. Sydney is now 13, so the doll was passed down to her cousin, Linden.

The body was in great shape. There were dark spots on the face and hands that were cleaned by hand with soft soap and a wet wash-cloth. We let the doll dry and lighten up in the sun for a day.

The hair was ratted and removed easily. Instead of blonde, we made her brunette. The hair was first created by crocheting a wig cap, and then looping strands of wool, silk and mohair boucle along the edge.  The hair is long enough to put into a ponytail or two pigtails.

We then sewed new olive green eyes over the previous blue embroidery threads.  Thus, her new name, "Olive"! We also sewed some darker pink threads over the light pink mouth.

We are enjoying playing with Olive and crocheting her new shoes.  She is so loved!

(knitted hat and sweater by Mama Judes on Etsy)