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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 12 hours ago at SouleMama
There are signs of the season changing everywhere I look in the garden. Pumpkins turning orange, beds a wee bit overrun with weeds, new beds for next year in the beginning stages of progress, and tomato plants looking more than... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SouleMama
Two rainy days in a row meant we couldn't get back out to that beautiful vat of dye. But we did manage just a little bit of sewing with all that blue that's coming in. After washing all the pieces,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
Last week, Annabel and Adelaide came to me with their sketches for Halloween costumes. Yes, yes....Halloween (I did remind them that it was still mid-August, to which I was met with a blank stare. As if Halloween shouldn't be prepared... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
I went out to the garden for just one thing to add to the dinner I was making. Carrots. That's all I needed. But....I got a little bit distracted along the way - it just couldn't be helped. The flowers!... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
Scenes from a weekend spent with dear and old friends in the woods of New Hampshire - where conversations sometimes twenty years old are picked up and started right where they left off; where memories are relived, retold, replayed, all... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
You know, I must admit to feeling a bit of neglect for my garden these days. So little time is being spent in there at the moment, and so much MORE time is being spent bringing it all into the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at SouleMama
I've had fun working on this shawl (shawlette?) this month in pockets of time here and there. The yarn, purchased on my trip out West, is HazelKnits, and absolutely love to work with. The pattern is Wild Cherry. (The shawl... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at SouleMama
Thank goodness. Thank goodness I stopped myself and actually thought before the words in my head -"Please don't eat all the carrots out of the garden!" - escaped my mouth. Because really now. How ridiculous is that of a thing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at SouleMama
Can you look again? Nothing has been deleted. You have to click "read more comments" to see everything. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2015 on a pretty frock at SouleMama
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Oh Molly, no no! Please don't worry about that - certainly that's not the kind of thing I was referring to! And yes, I do remember that post and the mis-naming of it that I did! ha! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2015 on a pretty frock at SouleMama
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I had the great and unexpected pleasure of meeting Miss Dottie Angel (Tif) this spring, when she came out to our knit night while I was in Bellingham, Washington. I've long admired her work, her writing, her everything, since first... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from Freya Toys! Our nursing necklaces, teething toys and crochet baby rattles are made completely by hand. All our products are unique and full of warmth and love. They are made from natural materials (cotton and wood) and are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from Crafting Connections! At its' heart, Crafting Connections is two women. Together as mothers and friends, they share their enthusiastic love of creativity with anyone who will listen. Their sole objective is to inspire families to live the creative... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at SouleMama
Oh, August garden, you give SO much! There are piles and baskets and handfuls and buckets of food coming in from the garden these days. Headed to the kitchen for preserving, and for eating. And the pigs, as you can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at SouleMama
Much of my day will be spent looking at this, and working on that. It's an exciting issue, much beauty in these pages! And off to the printer it goes very, very soon. But just as soon as I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at SouleMama
**Well, my goodness, thank you!!! It appears that I have no fewer than one hundred and fifty ways to try to love rutabaga now, thanks to you all. I will keep you posted! I'm excited to get started! Yesterday morning... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at SouleMama
This is one of the things I love about gardening. (And of the things that makes me fear farming/admire farmers on a commercial level!) The unpredictable nature. I can guess, and with each year, the results become closer to what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at SouleMama
The lake water is cold! I'm telling you, it happened August first, it always does. And do you see that red leaf just up above? Amazing. I feel you, cold lake water...I see you, red autumn maple leaf. I know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from Colorhouse! We believe in breathing clean air. In the goodness of homemade and making a home. In happiness through color. And making the world more colorful and less volatile! Colorhouse paints are gentle on people big and small.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from Nova Natural Toys & Crafts! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in Vermont. Our goal is to create a trusted source for toys and craft supplies that allow children to follow their imagination. To that end,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from the garden! Where all is fine and well. The house, on the other hand, has had some bumps in the past few days, as evidenced by the silence here. My apologies! During a wild storm, one of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at SouleMama
Yesterday, in a moment of frustration that included a foot stomp, a pout, and perhaps some hands on the hips if I'm remembering correctly, one of my children said, "I am SO BORED with hearing no!" And well, I rather... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at SouleMama
Oh these fleeting days. Can you believe we have turned the calendar page to August? I cannot. And I say that with a deep sigh. I have always believed - here in Maine - that everything shifts August first. That... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at SouleMama
Greetings from Tall Earth! Tall Earth is a small, family-run company based in one of the most fertile regions in Canada, the Niagara Greenbelt. We’ve been in business since 1990, selling and distributing our line of eco-safe, non toxic wood... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at SouleMama