Coming out from behind the lens.

Knitted Cowl :

It’s my birthday. I’m 42 today. I’m so excited about the gift  I’m giving to myself… I’m making a BIG change on The Magic Onions in honor of 42 beautiful years on this magical earth. I’m coming out from behind the lens. I wrote my very first blog post on January 01, 2009. I’ve had […]

A Needle Felting Party for Kitty!

A Neelde Felting Party :

Kitty turned 11 the other day. Poor Kitty! Her birthday is so close to Christmas that we are usually all-partied-out by the time her special day comes around. But this year we made a big effort to celebrate her birthday with a party for her and her class friends. She decided that she wanted to […]

Teddy Bear Turns Seven : A Birthday Letter

May 1, 2014. My Darling Teddy, Today you are seven. I smile as I write this as I am thinking of when we lay in your bed last night and you whispered, in a voice full of wonder… ‘I can’t believe it… I can’t believe I will be seven!’ I can hardly believe it either. […]

Forty One Candles.

Silk for wrapping Birthday Gifts :

What a lucky mom I am. I got spoiled rotten for my Birthday yesterday. I opened gifts in bed. We wrap our gifts in our collection of silks and scarves and they looked so pretty waiting for me on my bed. Kitty’s card was my favorite… “I love you with all my heart. No matter […]

Ten :: A Birthday Letter

My Beautiful Kitty, It is an honor to be your mom. You have brought us 10 years of joy. Your dad and I marvel at the girl you have become. You have grown so much in this past year… in height (you are almost as tall as I am) and in so many other ways […]

Teddy Bear :: A Letter on your 6th Birthday

To my Beautiful Teddy Bear, my May Day boy. Today you are 6! How time with you has flown by. I remember, like it was yesterday, holding your warm little body in my arms on that first day I met you. I watched your face become beautiful, your little nose, your sweet blue eyes, imprinted […]

A Birthday Letter to my Kitty

To my beautiful Kitty, Today is your 9th Birthday. We wrapped your presents in the same silks we have always used for your’s and Teddy’s birthday gifts and set them in a pile in the middle of our bedroom floor for you to find when you came in to snuggle with us in the morning. […]

Candy Apple Party Treats

We had Teddy’s 5th Birthday Party on Sunday with all of his school friends. Having 20 five-year-old’s running madly about the house was great fun! As his special birthday treat, he requested candy apples. Aren’t these just the cutest little party treats ever… Making them was super easy too. I cut 25 sticks (each about […]

My Teddy Bear : A Birthday Letter

To my sweetest Teddy Bear, On May Day, you turned 4! You are still my little baby, as you like to remind me often as you curl up in my comfy lap. I remember like it was yesterday, holding your beautiful, tiny, body in my arms on the day you were born, how I watched […]

A Mother’s Love : Birthday Letter on Kitty’s 6th Birthday

My little girl celebrated her 7th Birthday at school today. Waldorf schools have a special birthday circle celebration for each child on his or her birthday but as Kitty turned 7 while we were in South Africa, today was her special day. The birthday girl sits on the special birthday chair at the head of […]