Cabin Craft (translation: more dolls).


Vacation means less time in the work of life and more time in the play. At the cabin last week that transferred into drinking coffee and tea all day, sewing, knitting, and otherwise creating. 


Pete and the kids tied flies in preparation for the coming fly fishing season.



All the while I was sewing and knitting, working on kitty cat hat number four and Waldorf doll number… seven? Eight? (I've lost count.)




This trip was the first time I have traveled with a sewing machine. We brought Sage's machine along as it is portable and it was a delight to be able to sew on vacation. I packed one suitcase of supplies and we were able to spend some wonderful hours looking out over the river, stitching away.



We made a new doll, Mimi Mama Mama ("She had one Mimi and two Mamas," says Ms. Lupine.) and I think I love this one most of all. She is huge, nearly 20" tall. Her hair is three yarns, one handspun that I picked up on Etsy, one Irish wool I found at a thrift store and some brown mohair.

She has the jointed arms and traditional Waldorf doll body (and of course, a nose). Her sisters will be on Etsy soon, so let me know if anyone has a special order. I love making dolls! Especially at the cabin.



Hand-painted wooden peg people.

I woke up grouchy today.

Tired. Crabby. So I made some tea and then decided that instead of feeding my children breakfast, we would paint peg people.

And suddenly I was so much less grouchy.


The family above shows my grouchyness in that the mama is less than cute. The big kid peg person (now know as "HiHi Sage") is beyond adorable, while the real life-sized Sage was not so adorable this morning.

But that is more information than you asked for.


I also painted a pocket acorn and a large bead head that some other grouchy morning will be transformed into a finger puppet.


Easy, sweet, and fun. The kids made 2000 of them (give or take). They were painted with concentrated watercolors. We plan to finish them later today with a beeswax/jojoba oil rub. We buy our peg people and acorns (and many other treasures) here.


(And then they got into their van and drove away.)


"Hey kids – look over there."

"What? Where?"

(kissing noises).

The end.