I recently did a swap with the lovely Kel from http://www.thehandmaden.blogspot.com/. Kel has been experimenting with dyeing fabrics and playsilks. I swapped her some hand-dyed, handspun wool for some exquisite playsilks. Kel has lovely clear photos of the swap over on her blog but I wanted to show you her gorgeous creations being played with. A real surprise was the dear little dolly that she sent for Maddie. It was love at first sight - Maddie was so excited she kept wanting to "show" me her baby (which made it difficult to get a good photo!) "Baby" now sleeps with Maddie and is also popping up all over the house as Maddie takes her exploring!
Thank you so much Kel for such a precious gift.
Of course my beautiful playsilks have to have a beautiful home so yesterday Maddie and I checked out a local second hand shop and found a nice little wooden bookshelf to put all of our natural/Steiner inspired toys on. It is not exactly the dream Steiner playroom but we will at least have a lovely little corner full of natural and handmade goodness. I wanted to pick the shelf up today but alas my stationwagon has a dead battery so it will have to wait. It is actually one of those nothing-going-right kind of days where the baby won't settle and the Preschooler wants undivided attention and inanimate objects (car, toaster, and washing machine) are all giving grief. I think I might try Maddie with a sleep again and go and play in the front room? Maybe I should throw a playsilk over my head and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist!