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Montessori?

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We are trying to find an area in which to stay for at least a year in Adelaide – but where to start? Well I guessed that ‘T’s happiness is my happiness adn that sending her to a good nursery with good schools nearby was the most important thing for me, so that is leading our search.

I came accross this Montessori nursery and school online and we are really looking forward to looking round it. I think that ‘T’ is very suited to Montessori education, she is a real thinking and is forever ‘sorthing’ her toys, some of¬† the below pictures were taken the other day when I found her passing her pretend pasta from one dish to the next, time after time, I’m amazed at how she sets up these little activities for herself and keeps herself entertained with these types of activities. I like the structure, simplicity and early education that the Montessori avenue seems to take, and it seems most suited to how we are at home as well.

When she plays with her play frame she ‘sorts’ and arranges her playsilks on the different slats, and she will sit and play with bricks and duplo for up to 30 minutes alone on a good day.

I really think that she is at teh right stage for a structed nursery now – her energy levels are rising, as is her concentration span (and her constant chatting!) I can’t believe how fast this time has gone and as much as I look forward to seeing her excel in a nursery, which ever one we decide on, I know it’s another chapter that will be closed. My little girl is growing up so fast before my eyes and it scares me!

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First lace attempt

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Here’s my first attempt at a bit of lace – I got the pattern from ravelry here and it’s a really great first pattern, I have got this far but decided that I don’t think that the yarn is right for this pattern so I won’t be doing anymore of this one but thought I’d show you my first lace attempt anyway!

I have been reading these beautiful baking books, I’ve been trying to find a lovely cake recipe for my daughter’s second Birthday at the end of the month. There are some beautiful cakes in these books – even some that look exactly like Russian Dolls! I think I have settled on a cake that I found on Pinterest, I’ll let you know if it worked out at the end of the month!

Hope you’re all having a lovely week xxx

FREE Toy tutorials and a January Sale!

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Happy New Year everybody!

I thought I should share some of the fantastic toy sewing  tutorials I have found online lately, just in case you have some time off! :

Woodland Fox PDF Pattern:

http://feltorama.blogspot.com/2011/01/gingermelon-etsy-favorite.html

Modular Star Tutorial:

http://kidgiddy.blogspot.com/2011/09/busy-monday-accuquilt-go-modular-star.html

Recovered doll stroller tutorial (amongst many others on this link!)

http://vixenmade.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

Cot book/toy holder:

http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/01/crib-booktoy-holder-tutorial.html

Ribbon baby toy tutorial:

http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-and-pattern-rainbow-sunshine.html

Big rocket toy sewing pattern:

http://sew-whats-new.com/photo/big-rocket-toy-sewing-pattern-pdf

Tea for two:

http://mymommymakesit.blogspot.com/2010/02/tuesday-tutorial-tea-for-two.html

Felt Royal Crown:

http://www.gsheller.com/2006/02/blog-post.html

And as it’s January and I’m trying to clear down some stock in my Etsy store – I’m currently offering 25% off of all items excluding the felt sewn fruit, vegetables and food.