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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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I had intended to wait until more colors were added to the pile of cotton I've dyed recently. But it was just too tempting sitting there on my studio table, all full of sunshine as the colors are. I thought... Continue reading
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Last week in the dye pots, we found yellows and greens! Yellow from the goldenrod (not pictured) and tansy, and green from the comfrey. I was so thrilled to get a green finally, though I imagine it would only be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
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School starts next week, and with it all the other things the kids are up to as well. There is more this year than last, as it goes, and as they all grow. Not that it hasn't started yet -... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Blue Platypus Clothing! We create our clothing in the United States from the ground up. Our t-shirt fabrics are custom knit, then we have them cut and sewn into our original garments (no factory blanks here)! They are... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Nova Natural! Nova Natural 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 to run wild, engage curious minds,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Today, you're going to love the enthusiasm and excitement Erin has for sharing her knowledge of love of gardening. And all those sweet little helpers in her garden! It's no wonder she's able to produce all they do with all... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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Hi Miri, She's doing botany this year as part of the 5th grade Waldorf Curriculum (we're using Christopherus for her this year). ~amanda
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Alum! I have some silk on order and am anxious to try that out! ~amanda
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(Photos, mostly, by Adelaide.) We've fallen into a really wonderful habit this summer of a regular Woods Walk on our land. This isn't something entirely new, it's just that before I would have called it a walk in the woods... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
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While browsing through Kristine Vejar's Modern Natural Dyer book recently, I saw her beautiful eco fabric and instructions for making your own, and was re-introduced to the wonderful and inspiring work of India Flint. Ah! I got lost in that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Urban Baby Bonnets! modern little sun hats for all the lovely littles in your life! perfectly hip fabrics and a totally updated design make our sun hats perfect for today's parent! no more slathered chemical sunscreens that inevitably... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Whole Family Rhythms! Whole Family Rhythms are Seasonal Guides for Mamas (or carers) who have young children at home and who are yearning to slow down, create and connect with the rhythm of their days together. The Guides... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at SouleMama
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Ah, today's garden was such a treat for me to see and read about, confirming my feelings that gardening connects us. Despite differences in our geography or language! Finding joy in growing food for our families, and learning patience and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at SouleMama
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\ (on the left: avocado pits. middle and right: avocado skins. The last photo is the most true color.) The latest adventure in the dye pot was with avocado, much to the delight of everyone who lives with me and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at SouleMama
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The crew were all on various adventures this weekend, which left me home by myself. Alone. Or, maybe not exactly alone. There was one mother-in-law, two pigs, twelve sheep, five goats, six ducks and a hundred or so chickens. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Silk Oak! While new designs continue to emerge each season, it is the tried and true, beloved, vintage designs that keep customers coming back to get the same prints for their new babies that they remember loving when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Imagine Childhood! Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at SouleMama
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My only visit to Washington state - just last year - left me in awe of the beauty there, and the special kind of fairy tale feeling that the woods held. In Monica's garden in that part of the world,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at SouleMama
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You might know that I would be the very last person to wish summer on her way. I adore everything about this time of year at home and in Maine. So it isn't so much that I'm eager for fall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at SouleMama
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Hello! I'm not sure what you mean. Once I'm done with they dye bath, I don't save it. But I'm "fermenting" things in the jars beforehand either as a dye (the dried madder soaked for a few days, or avocado) or a mordant (rusty metal = iron). Once the dye bath is exhausted, it goes to the compost (if it's a safe plant to compost). PS. Funny you should ask about photos. I tried to take a picture of my avocados soaking this morning (I washed the avodacos first) and am quite certain it would make anyone lose their appetite. No mold. But nothing pretty. ;) ~ amanda
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(From left to right: in the last of the madder dye bath, madder dye bath with iron added, madder dye bath with citric acid added, (gray in color to begin) madder dye bath with iron added. All were mordanted with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at SouleMama
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I did a little bit of sewing last week and the week prior - it was my companion of calm while staying up far too late listening to both conventions. While anything I make for the kids ends up looking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at SouleMama
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Hello August! I'm so pleased to welcome the return of the following Sponsor for August! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mindful Clutter Clearing The Mindful Clutter Clearing e-courses are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at SouleMama
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Obviously, the best place for making art is on a swing and with a chicken at your side. This girl knows a thing or two. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at SouleMama
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I'm having so much fun playing with this latest batch of yarn back from the mill. No matter the results, it's all an experiment and experiments - with no expectations - are just plain fun. The brown eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at SouleMama
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