Saturday, April 11, 2009

day off...for most of us

Paul, Elizabeth, Finn and I had the day off for Good Friday, although Paulie and Philip had school.  (Two separate school districts can be quite annoying sometimes.)  We didn't really plan much, so we ended up with a low-key, relaxing day.  Elizabeth and Finn wrote on some hard-boiled eggs with white crayons before we dyed them in turmeric, red cabbage, and beets.

Most of them ended up with a kind of film on them that absorbed the color and then that kind of washed off.  The kids didn't seem to mind.  They liked their slightly colored eggs.

After dyeing eggs, we went on a walk at a local park.  Elizabeth and Finn enjoyed collecting bits of nature along the trail to put in a wool bowl on our nature table.

Elizabeth also brought home some moss.  She has been taking care of it and watering it in the hopes it will stay fuzzy and green.

After seeing the wool fairies on Waldorf Mama's blog yesterday morning, Paulie thought I should make an Easter fairy.  While Finn napped, Elizabeth and I worked on this little Easter fairy with some of the hand-dyed, pastel wool roving she selected at the yarn shop last week.

We had quite alot of fun making this fairy, and Elizabeth thinks we need to make several more fairies together.

Have a lovely Easter weekend!


  1. Your eggs are beautiful Joy and the fairy is so lovely, we are all on holiday here in South Africa at the moment for a few weeks. Have a great weekend...

  2. Love the fairy and that lovely piece of moss!

  3. I love the idea of growing the moss. Please keep us updated as to how it's doing.

  4. What beautiful fairies (the one made of wool and the beautiful Elizabeth).

  5. The moss idea is great! Have a lovely Easter!

  6. The fairy is so pretty, as are the eggs. :) Have a wonderful Easter.

  7. The fairy is beautiful. I love the colors. I like the moss too, looks lush.


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