A warm welcome (and welcome back!) to my new sponsors:
Little Lamby Knits - Fabulous knitting designs by the talented Megan Grewal, including the oh so cute Union Suit pattern and her latest releases: Treefor Jacket & Adult Sized Union Suit Patterns.
Belambolo - Shop owner Heike Gielen is a doll artist that sews dolls according to Waldorf pedagogy - with a lot of passion, time and love. A doll is a soulful preciousness of a child. As a image of the human figure she teaches the child everything that is necessary for a child´s life. In a handcrafted doll incorporates dedication, love and the time of the doll maker, so that the doll is inspired treasure for the whole childhood companion, comforter, protector, secret guardian. A handmade doll is a different from the industrially produced commodity, also because it is - like any child - individual and unique.
And welcome back to my returning sponsors:
Wooly Moss Roots - *Giveaway going on now!* Wooly Moss Roots offers wooden buttons, wooly delights and herbal goodness. We provide high quality handmade wooden buttons in a variety of reclaimed woods, for knitters, sewers, and crafters. We love to share herbal goodness, from natural body care products (like salves and tooth powder) to organic seeds and plants. And we have wooly delights ranging from cowls to felted purses and pouches. All lovingly handmade.
Mariposa Forest - Mariposa Forest, a world of imagination delivered to your mailbox. We send seasonal stories from the forest to your child by old fashioned snail mail. Their own special mail, delivered right to them."
Luna Grey Fiber Arts - Luna Grey Fiber Arts is the work of Jackie Vlcek - Mama of two spirited little boys living an inspired life on the sunny, western slope of Colorado. Jackie creates colorful, hand dyed, natural fiber yarn in her home studio. Each skein is hand painted or kettle dyed making for truly one-of-a-kind works of art.
Sparkle Stories - Sparkle Stories produces weekly audio stories for children and families around the world. Our original Story Series follow the seasons, inspiring a sense of wonder and magic throughout the year.
Nest - Modeled after the toy shoppes of Germany, here at Nest one can find eco-friendly sustainably sourced heirloom wooden toys & beautiful and practical things for the home. We believe that living sustainably need not be a sacrifice. Fine woolens from Ruskovilla of Finland, beautifully handcrafted figures from Ostheimer of Germany, shaker boxes from Brent Rourke of Nova Scotia. Waldorf-inspired play and Waldorf toys & crafts for young and old.
The Little Gnome - Handmade for a simple and beautiful life. Waldorf inspired crafts created using natural materials. Natalie (the creator of The Little Gnome) is passionate about living a sustainable, simple and handmade life, and it shows in all that she does.
Olabelhe - A magical place filled with charming little girls clothing ... that brings back memories of times gone by. Within Dawn's collection of sewing patterns you will find timeless styles that are reminiscent of times when little girls dressed like little girls. You will see pretty pinafores, darling dresses, playful pantaloons, skirts for twirling, delicate nightwear and so much more.
Heirloom Seasons - Beautiful handmade, heirloom quality gifts. Renee loves to create with vintage materials and feel a connection to the past; to create with natural materials and feel a connection to the earth. She loves to create for her children and is inspired by the seasons of the year.
Gotta Keep Knittin' designs - Knitting patterns for all your little people: wool soakers, longies, shorties, dresses, and more! When life gets crazy, you just gotta keep knittin'!
GLOB - GLOB specializes in botanically crafted paints made from fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices with natural food-grade ingredients and organic extracts. GLOB arts and crafts products are sourced from natural, recyclable and biodegradable materials.
Sarah's Silks - Sarah's Silks makes playsilks, dress-up and toys for imaginative play. Open ended, simple and beautiful Come see our new web site for specials, stories, and ideas.
Dandelion Dream - Organic, fair-trade, and eco-friendly shirts lovingly printed with hand carved images.
Simply Playing - Carries Waldorf inspired all natural plant dyed wool toys that bring out your child's imagination. Since dress up is the heart of a young child's imaginative play, crowns, garlands, and wands are created to assist in their journey.
Frost Lane - Bret and Nadja Van der Stroom raise a few animals and six children on a couple of acres in Tennessee. Their Etsy shop, Frost Lane, features an eclectic mix of handmade items they enjoy making and using themselves.
Spring Creek Store - Located in the Portland Waldorf School, the Spring Creek Store carries all your Waldorf needs from books and school/art supplies to handmade gifts and gently used consignment.
Please take the time to visit these wonderful businesses, you won't be disappointed. I fully believe in each and every one of them.
My family and I are so humbled and grateful for their continued support. I really don't know what we would do without them - THANK YOU!
For affordable sponsorship information please reach me at: FarmerGOPI@yahoo.com