OK, Magic Friends… can I SHOCK you? Christmas is a little over 5 weeks away!!!! YES… 5 weeks!! I can hear your gasp. My Magic Sponsors are working in overdrive right now to bring you all the beautiful handmade goodies you will want for Christmas… gifts, decorations, ornaments, subscriptions, clothes, toys… we have a veritable market of beautiful stuff right here on this page!
Let me also remind you, again, of the power you hold in your very own wallets. So many of us want a different way… where less is more, where simple is better and where beauty, quality and soul are the norm. I truly believe in supporting small businesses… where each and every things is made with love and care and where the money I spend goes back into growing a community I believe in. I love handmade, natural, nature-inspired and this is where I want my valuable, hard-earned, cash to go. I am buying from small businesses for Christmas this year… are you?
Please, be conscious of the power you have with your money this Holiday Season
And, without further ado, let me introduce our Magic Sponsors for November 2012
We have a new Featured Sponsor to welcome to our November lineup…
The Yarn Kitchen – Stella’s shop is packed full of such lovely goodies for the home. She knits and crochets, felts and sews and, in her own words, creates a rainbow with fiber. I’m in love with so many things in her shop but what I’m utterly crazy about are her felted nesting bowls. I think I have to have a set! A coin dish won’t look quite so ugly in my new home if it is made from lovley felted wool! And, I’ve been looking for a sweet dish to put my keys in whenever I come in the front door (I’m a key looser)… oh my… acorns will look so cute in these… I’m going to put The Yarn Kitchen on my Santa List for sure!
And welcome back to :
The Waldorf Exchange. The Waldorf Exchange is a marketplace for new and previously owned Waldorf items such as wooden toys, musical instruments, craft supplies, educational materials and Waldorf dolls. What a super concept this is… if you are looking for Waldorf goodies and buy into the idea that it’s a gift to own gently pre-used treasures, please pop straight over to this wonderful place. And, if you’ve been wondering what to do with your own gently used Waldorf toys, consider becoming a seller on The Waldorf Exchange too. I’ve been looking for another copy of The Root Children (one of our favorite books) since I gave ours away to my newest nephew.
NEST is such beautiful toy shop filled with stunning natural and Waldorf inspired toys. With the holiday season here at last, I have my eye on quite a few of their beautiful toys as gifts Santa will bring. They have such a wonderful selection for boys and girls, young and old… so many gorgeous wooden, woolen, silken and crafting playthings to enchant our children for hours!
Becky Kelly and her BEAUTIFUL art. Becky creates a world seemingly suspended in time: a world where children dangle their toes in clear running streams; best friends giggle and daydream in the comfortable crook of an ancient tree; and ethereal fairies doze on dew-dappled leaves. But Becky is quick to point out that what she paints is not fantasy. The scenes she paints are based on the real world, with just a sprinkling of stardust to add a bit of magic.
Sparkle Stories : Sparkle is an online resource for high-quality audio stories for children and families. Each week Sparkle Stories delivers delightful audio stories to young subscribers around the world. November is Giving and Gratitude month at Sparkle Stories… lost of free stories for you to sample, percentages of your subscriptions going to charity… if you’ve been meaning to get a subscription for your little one, November is the month to do it!
I’ll let you in on a little secret… we have cousins who live overseas. Shipping gifts to them is such an added expense so… guess what they are getting this year?? You guessed it… Sparkle Stories subscriptions!!!! They’ll be thinking of us EACH WEEK for the rest of the year – how’s that for a fabulous Christmas gift!
A Child’s Dream Come True : Debbie offers natural crafts, toys and more to nurture the child’s sense of life and imagination. In fact, the nurturing of imagination doesn’t stop with children… it was a result of the BEAUTIFUL wool and fiber I found at A Child’s Dream Come True that I first fell in love with needle felting. Looking through their gorgeously colored wool, I’m like a kid in a candy shop! I have found quite a few of my favorite felting books at A Child’s Dream too…
Super Skivvies : Super Skivvies cloth training pants are convertible training underwear that aid in potty training and bed wetting. Super Skivvies cloth training pants feature one layer of soft 100% cotton interlock in the body, a rayon (from bamboo)/organic cotton velour liner in the crotch area, 100% cotton interlock waist and thigh bands, and no-roll elastic encased in the waist. The waist band is extra wide so that little fingers can get a good grip helping to pull them up and down on their own. Included is a removable insert consisting of three layers rayon (from bamboo)/organic cotton fleece. Just tuck the insert into the crotch lining, and your undies are trainers!
Waldorf Essentials :: Waldorf inspired mentoring and homeschooling essentials. Here is their mission statement, “Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.”
Melisa recently shared her life and work in such an interesting interview here on The Magic Onions… here’s a link to the article.
Armadillo Dreams : Armadillo Dreams is a husband/wife shop run by Dustin and Amanda Cowell. Everything they sell is made from natural materials, is friendly for little hands and is handmade with love! They believe it’s important for children to have high quality, natural, simple toys that they can dream, imagine and play with and know how hard it is to find wooden toys on a budget. They are working hard to keep their prices low so everyone can afford fun natural toys for their children. They love what we do, their our passion!!!
Enviro-Cakes :: Enviro-Cakes carries a large selection of Fairy Garden kits. Browse through their magical options to choose the Fairy Garden of your dreams and they will send you all you will need to plant it and enjoy it’s magic! What a fabulous idea!
A Waldorf Inspired Creation. Curvy boards are teeter totters, balance beams, slides, and… anything else your child can dream up. This unlimited range of possibilities is what makes Curvy Boards an ideal learning toy for 21st century learning skills. Teddy LOVE his curvy board!!
If you are thinking of becoming a Magic Sponsor for the Holiday Season, we still have a few spots available. Check out my Sponsorship Page for more details.
Happy Christmas Shopping!
Blessings and magic,