Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Wednesday so we'll take a little break from the corners of my home and focus on what I've been crocheting and reading along with Ginny from small things and the community of fellow knitters/readers who join up for Yarn Along.

This week it's still all about the ideas....

I was poring over some very gorgeous cushions from Pottery Barn and the discontinued SNOA cushions from Ikea when I thought
"Wait a minute, this is the homemade life, I will just make some cushion covers myself!"
So, that's exactly what I'm doing.
I'm using up all the leftover yarn from Ava Grace's sweater from last week, and so in keeping with what I value most, I am creating a solution for the pillows on my couch with a handmade skill and some leftover thrifted yarn....this is where it's at, my friends.

And for books, the ideas are sure to pour forth in great abandon with these new picks from the library.
I, like most people often hear the word "Montessori" but unlike most people, know almost nothing about it. (other than it's very expensive).
When I read "Love in a Time of Homeschooling" a few weeks back, Laura Brodie talks a bit about her daughter's experiences in a Montessori preschool, and the little I gleaned from her writing had me intrigued. I've had further conversations with my friend, Suz, and done a little reading on Wikipedia so I figured from a home-schoolers point of view, this is something I really need to look into. I'll report back on my thoughts on it once I've gotten a little further in. (I would also love any one else who knows the topic to weigh in and lend me their thoughts as well!)

So there you have it; nothing great and glorious this week, just the brave new world of research and practical projects...

 I hope you are up to something good too and enjoying it all as much as I am!



  1. You cushions look like they are going to be lovely. We researched both Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf education when our eldest was quite young. They are both very different but lovely in their own ways. We ended up going with Steiner and so far are very happy. We know people who have been very happy with Montessori too. Have fun researching. Jacinta

  2. Opps, that's meant to read 'your' cushions. Jacinta

  3. Yay for making your own cushions!! You inspire me :). I have walked by really cute pajama pants over and over again in the stores and I keep telling myself, No, I will make them, not buy them. But, if I bought them, I probably would have worn them a thousand times over by now!!
    Regarding Montessori, my kids have just chosen to go back there after being unschooled for a couple years, I think that says alot! We'll see how it goes though :). I have been told to make sure it is A.M.I certified as there a lot of pseudo montessori's out there. Good luck!

  4. Taught in a Montessori school in "another life". I hope you discover a lot in your reading. I think it is a wonderful way to learn.

  5. practical is good and recycling for your cushion covers ... priceless!!!! i don't think we can ever know enough about education

  6. Just stopping in to say "Hi" as part of Yarn Along.

  7. Your crochet looks beautiful! Way to make the most of that thrifted yarn!

  8. I was inspired by you last week to switch it up and crochet something. I wanted to make a pillow cover using the wooleater pattern on Ravelry. It's got me stumped! But I'll try it again soon. Can't wait to see how yours come out.

  9. I can't wait to see your cushion! I am making my own once we are in a new house with a new sofa... great work!

  10. First off, the bread on your header looks divine and it is making me hungry!!!
    I bought Montessori Today awhile back but haven't red it yet, lol.

  11. very inspiring books! thank you! and you have a nice blog!



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