Portraits of Life in the Sunny House - The Magic Onions

Portraits of Life in the Sunny House

A few mornings ago, I found Teddy sitting on the comfy couch in my room, playing “Kind Hearts in the Garden” on his recorder. The morning sun was streaming in through the window and kissing him. His shadow danced and played on the wall behind him. It looked and sounded so beautiful and touched my heart so deeply that I started to weep.

I have thought of that moment often in the last couple of days. The warmth of the sun on my boy. The remarkable sounds he was making. And the sense of overwhelming love that enveloped me. It was one of those moments that made time stand still. And it reminded me how amazingly lucky I am to be me.


Grade 1 Waldorf Child playing the flute recorder


Life has been so busy here at the Sunny House. So busy and full.

Kitty has been painting endlessly. Her skill continues to blossom and grow. I am happy to see her trying new things… being brave and bold.

Teddy is drawing too and is growing more confident in his own creativity. Music comes easily to him but art is a challenge. As with most things, he is learning that practice makes everything easier.

Mother’s Day was wonderful. A delicious pancake breakfast was cooked for me and my beautiful family made me feel so special. I am proud to be their mom.

I have been working hard in the studio and many new lines are on the horizon. I have a particular project that I am almost ready to unveil and am so excited to share its magic with the world… stay tuned.

Our garden has been bountiful this season… fruit and flowers galore. We have made jam and eaten berries until our tummies are full. The best news is that the passion fruit seems to have worked out its kinks and lots of little passion fruit are growing happily on the vine.

Even better news is that, at last, Teddy has fallen in love with a book. Of course it’s Harry Potter! We read at every possible moment. In the last photo of us reading, do you see the crocheted blanket we are sitting on? My Great Grandmother crocheted it when she was 101 years old! How precious is that?!

Here are some photos from our happy days in the Sunny House …


Starry Night PaintingPhoto of a Waldorf Boy drawingPancake Breakfast photoNeedle Felted Toadstool Pin Cushion photoPhoto of a star in a blueberryDusky Pink RosePhoto of mother and son reading on granny square blanket


I hope you are having a happy day,

Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Nice vase for a beautiful rose. I love the sunny house.

  2. Kate I LOVE your starry starry night pic ( at least that’s what I see ) .. Will you paint me a giant one on a canvas when you come and visit me and your cousins in Cape Town ? Lots of love lucy xxx

  3. (I’m taking my time catching up.)


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