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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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That happened quickly! When one gray day rolled right on into the next, it seemed most appropriate that we put those rainbows to use right away - warming up my hands and my heart. Spring will come, spring will come... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SouleMama
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Well it's official. There is not a single skein of white yarn to be found anywhere in this house, as we have once and for all, dyed every single bit of it! I mean really though, what else does another... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
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The cabin fever is real. And...this being the first day of spring, it's right on queue! I've been entertained by observing how we all cope with the last bits of winter that drag on, when the snow is not great... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Root & Star! Root & Star magazine brings quality art and literature directly to your mailbox six times per year. It is a beautiful magazine filled with real art, stories, poems, and activities for young children and those... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Established in 1975, Alewives Fabrics is housed in a big red barn in Midcoast Maine. We sell fabrics all over the world through our web store, and our brick and mortar shop is open seven days... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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Well. There's nothing my kids (and I'm including Steve in that this time) love more than a ski day. And it seems, there's nothing that they'll let get in the WAY of a scheduled ski day. Including, say, a blizzard!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at SouleMama
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It's done! A long time in-the-making, I put the binding on Ezra's baby clothes quilt this weekend, and gave it its first wash. I really thought I was going to give this to him for his 13th birthday last year,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Bee's Wrap: Sustainable Food Storage! Bee's Wrap is the sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Wrap cheese, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at SouleMama
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Hi Robin, Oh, I'm so glad you're pleased! I just sent you an email. If you don't get it, dash me a note at soulemama@gmail.com. Thanks! And enjoy!! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2017 on Taproot Winner & Makealong at SouleMama
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Well, that was an old fashioned giveaway! I didn't anticipate such a joyful response from you all. I'll pretend it's really all about the magazine and has nothing to do with the yarn. But oh I get it! This is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at SouleMama
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It was so cold this weekend, and the conditions just right, that the snow was hard packed and easy for walking on. We were remarking in the woods, how rare it is to be able to walk through as we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at SouleMama
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This issue! Oh goodness, Issue 21::WEAVE is just plain awesome, I'm not even going to try to be subtle about that belief. The first issue of our sixth year, with the first of our 2017 covers by Lisa Congdon leading... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Nova Natural Toys and Crafts! Nova Natural Toys and Crafts is a small, family-run business based in the beautiful state of Vermont. Our goal is to be your trusted source for children’s toys and crafts that allow imaginations... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at SouleMama
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That was 2010, shortly after Stellaluna arrived here on the farm. Actually, it was also shortly after we arrived here on the farm, for Stellaluna was here before we even moved in! She was, in fact, a fifth birthday present... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at SouleMama
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March has arrived, well, just like the lion we expect her to be. In a wash of wacky weather, lingering sniffles and colds, and with everything coated in mud...and whatever else is mixed in there with the mud after a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at SouleMama
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Hello March! I'm so pleased to welcome the following new Sponsors! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane & William Located in upstate New York, and founded by two mothers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at SouleMama
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It's time! The taps went in our maple trees yesterday, and we were all so excited to be out there doing such a thing - such a welcome marker of the season. We've mostly made it through the winter, this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at SouleMama
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For a while now, Adelaide has been requesting that I make her a shawl. I must admit that I've been a bit reluctant to knit one because quite by accident, we haven't had much luck keeping shawls around that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alena Hennessy: Art Becomes You! Alena Hennessy began making art at a very young age, way before she could write. She would spend hours upon hours drawing on the back of her Grandmother’s dittos from school. Since then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at SouleMama
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Thanks for all the sweet words about the finished knit blanket. I love it so - and I love how it's making me think about slow knitting. The beauty and magic of having something continuously going for so many years,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at SouleMama
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Seven years ago this month (the blog tells me), I cast on for this giant of a blanket. Harper was just a year old, Annabel wasn't here, and we weren't even on the farm yet! It has sat, all this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at SouleMama
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We do our best to make as many 'dates' with our kiddos as possible. But I can't remember the last time someone had a solo sleepover with Mom AND Pop. This weekend, the perfect opportunity arose with an errand Steve... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Aurora Shoe Company! The Aurora Shoe Company was founded on the idea that a good pair of shoes should be made well and fit comfortably. We use American made materials and create all of our shoes in house... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at SouleMama
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Body Jenga! Did you know it's a thing? I didn't either, until yesterday afternoon mid-snowstorm when we had made about as much art as anyone wanted to in a day, listened to stories for hours, done some baking, and I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at SouleMama
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So...we got some snow! Rather a lot, actually. It just kept snowing, and snowing, and snowing..... And would you guess what's going to happen today? A snowstorm! Ah, we are getting ALL of a winter condensed into one week this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at SouleMama
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