08 January, 2009

waldorfmama has moved...

waldorfmama has moved to typepad! please come and join me there!

07 January, 2009

a new horizon...

today is a very special day. my one year anniversary of blogging! that's right, one year ago today i made my first humble post here. and the rest, as they say, is history. but something equally significant is happening today...

waldorfmama is moving! that's right - goodbye blogger, hello typepad! i've been considering this move for quite a while now, and my blogging anniversary seemed like a perfectly opportune time. but have no worries, dear friends - this move should be essentially invisible. you will continue to access my blog using the same web address as always - waldorfmama.com. and this blogspot blog, and all of my 08 posts, will remain here forever in it's entirety.

so come on over to my new home. it's a bit roomier and organized over there, so i'm one happy mama! and look for a special giveaway tomorrow to commemorate the occasion!

yours in seeking new horizons,


06 January, 2009

looking ahead...

i've got some big changes coming up for the blog on this, the eve of my one year anniversary here on blogger. wow, it's been a year already. what a pleasure and a joy it has been meeting and mingling with all of you here! thank you for this first year. for your presence here. your constant support. and your kind words. much more is in store for this waldorf mama! lots of things happening here, and a few surprises. be sure to stop by tomorrow to get the scoop!

yours in looking ahead,


05 January, 2009

snack time and nap time...

today the weather was rainy and cold. a good time to curl up with a yummy snack and some good books. 

and then a long nap with papi. i hope everyone is enjoying some nice, cozy winter days!

yours on a cozy rainy cold day here in texas,


04 January, 2009

for the love of gnomes...

gnomes. we love them. in fact, my second post (almost a year ago) here on my brand new waldorfmama blog was about gnomes. wondrous little wintery creatures from folklore. that spark our imagination, from which we can weave magical tales as they help us with our crafts, mine for gems deep within the earth or stop to take shelter under a toadstool. yes, gnomes are little treasures. and you can see a few of ours here and here and here and here. don't they just make you smile?

knitted waldorf gnome by orit dotan

two evi gnome girls that maya received in her christmas stocking

yours from gnomeland,


03 January, 2009

around the house...

felted mamas by haddy2dogs

ostheimer shepherd boy and hen house

small felted tapestry by orit dotan

to jack...

happy birthday to my dear brother-in-law, jack ~ we love you!

02 January, 2009

winter gnomes...

with clang and clash in caverns cold,
we gather glittering, gleaming gold.

with ding and dong in the dark and deep,
we search where silver secrets sleep.

with a hey and a ho in a hundred homes,
we mine the mountains' magic stones.

01 January, 2009

warm wishes...

~ to all of my dear friends here ~

much love,


31 December, 2008

on the eve of a new year...

on this eve of a new year, i am reflecting back on the past twelve months. and i am thankful. thankful for so very many things. for my precious children and their health and happiness. for my sweet husband and best friend, and his continuous love and support. for my extended family and their giving spirits. for this amazing online community of friends. for our prosperity. for our freedom. for the kindness of strangers. for the perfect timing of the universe. for guardian angels. for boundless love. and for the hope and light of new leadership for our country in the coming year. may we all feel as one and visualize peace!

happy new year, one and all!

30 December, 2008

december 2006...

2 year old maya ~ christmas 2006

29 December, 2008

baby love...

there's a lot of baby love going on around here. and not just by our little mama. i absoultely adore waldorf dolls. what a treasure each one is. we have welcomed two new babies into our family this season, and i suspect you'll be seeing a lot of them in the days to come. here is sweet baby clara (handmade by annette at woolcreations), who has barely left maya's arms since she arrived...

yours in some special baby doll love,


28 December, 2008

felted artwork...

i have always loved felted tapestries. there is something so magical and captivating about them to me. here are three of my favorite felted creations made by three amazing artists who are fellow etsians and good friends...

this one hangs on maya's bedroom door and was a custom piece made for me by crazymomma productions

this one hangs in our bedroom and was also a custom piece made for me by orit dotan

this one hangs in my hall and was made by haddy2dogs

yours in appreciation of some very talented fellow etsy artists,


27 December, 2008

nativity print...

here is the nativity print that maya requested for the frame in her bedroom windowsill. she likes the rainbow of colors. i like the simple figures and lovely flowing lines...

yours in appreciation of beautiful artwork,