Can you believe it’s February already?? The time is flying by, before we know it, it will soon be Christmas again. I would like to thank you for visiting this space and for the lovely emails and comments that you write, I love receiving them.
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Brighton Park is one of those hidden gems in blogland. Penned by Katie Sullivan, a pediatric speech language pathologist, her blog offers homeschoolers practical tips and great crafts, with free theme units coming soon. As an avid homemaker and homesteader (she was recently featured in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Hobby Farm Home Magazine) , Katie shares inspired posts on cooking, organic gardening, backyard chicken keeping, and sustainable living. She has several DIY home projects planned for 2013 which she will be blogging about in the new year as she transforms her two story ranch to the Inspired living space of her dreams.
We are Liz and Mike, a pair of soon to be off grid homesteaders, living in the northwoods of Wisconsin with a trio of wildly creative and beautiful unschooled boys, an English Setter called Bailey, and a reclusive black cat who wandered into the house a few years ago and never left.
In the shop you’ll find an ever changing variety of natural, sustainable products including our homemade soaps, tree branch buttons and ornaments, upcycled clothing, knitting patterns and hand dyed yarns.
If you’d like to join us for stories about creating, homeschooling, and our journey to homesteading, meet us under the old oak tree at The Sitting Tree.
Meryl from My Bit of Earth writes about chickens, babies, knitting, gardening, food, photography, and whatever else tickles her fancy on any given day.
Nurturing Fibres is a South African based dye house run by the lovely Carle’. In her words: My dye house is the fun room, this is where I clear my thoughts and allow the colours to guide me. I start with 3 colours, Yellow, Red and Blue. Then I apply the dyes and allow the colours to move into each other and the yarn. Sometimes, I have a very clear sense of what I want to achieve and other times all I know is that I want to dye yarn. It’s when I have no expectations that I create the wonderfully tonal colours like, ‘London’ available on Betwixt. When I dye my club yarns, I look to nature for inspiration, select a photo and then interpret it onto the yarn. These colourways have between 40 to 50 yards before the colour repeats, so these are super fun to knit and you never quite know what colour or design the next knitted row will bring. The end result is you knit fast and finish your project quickly.
Steph is the owner of this lovely business. She designs and makes the most wonderful cloth training pants for little ones.
Sparkle Stories is an amazing online resource that offers beautiful audio stories for children and families.
Jeni is an amazing blog migration specialist, offering various services to help improve and update your current blog tremendously.