December Magic Sponsors

Be mindful of where you shop this Holiday season. You have great power in where you spend your money… let your choices convey your beliefs.

Welcome to our December Magic Sponsors!

We have some new magic on board :

Sesame Seed Designs : I turn wool and cashmere sweaters into new and beautiful creations! From super soft cashmere, baby hats to pot holders embellished with the under-represented eggplant, I try to offer something for everyone. I live in the crafty, nature-loving city of Portland, OR and when I’m not sewing or hanging out with my two daughters, I work as an environmental educator. My love for nature inspires everything I do and many of my items are embellished with embroidery and appliques inspired by the plants and animals I love.

Christopherus Bookstore : We offer a variety of publications and audio downloads of interest not only to homeschoolers but to teachers and other parents too. We take a fresh and practical approach to Waldorf education (grounded in the work of Rudolf Steiner). Browse our publications for sale below or use the left menu to find publications in a specific area of interest or age group.

And, welcome back to :

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.

NEST is such beautiful toy shop filled with stunning natural and Waldorf inspired toys. Modeled after the toy shoppes of Germany, at Nest one can find eco-friendly sustainably sourced heirloom wooden toys & beautiful and practical things for the home. They 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 Waldorf Connection : Waldorf Homeschooling, Tips and Support. The Waldorf Connection workshops were created to help families understand Waldorf concepts and improve their confidence & clarity, while providing a supportive community! The Waldorf Connection supports the online community with in–depth workshops, programs, online book studies, from Early Childhood education to homeschooling programs.

The Magic Onions - toys and treasures for the natural home. I make everything by hand using natural and eco-friendly materials.
The holiday season is my favorite time – there are just so many magical decorations and ornaments to be made and each year my kids help me to come up with new designs for the shop. Everything is inspired by what we see in nature… squirrels, pumpkins, owls, toadstools… delightful woodland goodies that are sure to enchant. I make gorgeous felted garlands in all shapes and sizes, colorful needle felted acorns and flowers and wonderful felted jewelry.

Mariposa Forest – Children love to receive mail – Mariposa Forest understands that. They send stories from the forest to your child, addressed to them. Their own special mail. Each letter from the forest will let your child’s imagination run free. Hear a free Audio reading of one of their stories and see for yourself what Mariposa Forest is all about. (find link in their BLOG!)

And, be sure to ‘like’ their magical Facebook Page too.

Stubby Pencil Studio : Offering eco-friendly art materials and school supplies like crayons made from soy – not petroleum; stationery, greeting cards, sketchbooks and journals made from 100% post consumer recycled paper – not virgin trees; pencils made from sustainably harvested wood and recycled newspapers – not dying forests.

And unique gifts for children, non-toxic toys, classic games, educational books, children’s craft kits, and reusable bags. Planning a party? Stubby Pencil Studio also offers party favors and décor, and many other creative products that kids will love.

Thank you to all my wonderful sponsors. I know I am not alone in being dedicated to finding the local alternatives to shopping at big department stores. We, as consumers, have more power and control than we think! Let’s use it wisely.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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