Posts tagged #stars

Natural style

This year I was inspired by nature, so my Christmas cards wear a natural look this time.

On some there's snow, and on the others you will find shiny stars...

You will soon be able to find them in our tiny shop.

And what kind of style you've chosen for your Christmas cards this year?

#4: Stitches

How many times in our lives we are hurt by someone we know or don't know? It hurts and makes us think about what and who is important in our lives. But life goes on and the scars are left on our skin if the wounds are not treated the right way.

Good things or bad things can be presented in many ways. I think it's important to say something to someone at the right time, the right place and at the right moment. With the right words, of course.

(work in progress from our Montessori school

So today, I would like to thank all those people who are trying to be gentle with the others and who use stitches only to mend what fell apart. I thank those people who don't use sharp words to hurt people on purpose. I thank them for their care.

Question #4: 

How would you tell the 'bad news' to someone? Would you make sure the wound would be healed? 


Find the rules of the game 'Giving thanks, giving gifts 2011' here. Have a good day and thank you for sharing your thoughts! 

Xmas Cards from School

We are busy bees with children in Montessori school. Getting ready for Xmas Bazaar. All Xmas cards are almost ready and here is what we decided to do this year - we are going 'eco' this year:

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First we made our own stamps (many different kinds of Xmas trees grew up from our scissors).

Then we saved one old book from the trash and painted its pages with white paint.

We then stamped Xmas trees onto the 'recycled' paper the way we wanted. Lots of artistic freedom here we've had.

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Of course we had to add some tinsels ;) and if the cards were still a bit 'boring' we added some stitches to bring them to life.

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And if something went wrong, we had a solution for everything (you see, we are trying to take care of our environment, so we don't want to waste too many things). Sometimes we added some cloth, and sometimes we fixed imperfect stamping with adding some stripes and patterns over the tree. Smart kids we have here, eh? ;)

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We are busy bees, but also very excited. With the money from the Xmas Bazaar, we will buy new learning materials for school, so we are doing our best to create beautiful, unique and special gifts for the visitors. We are sharing our idea to inspire you, but please, don't copy this - we know you can be creative your own way, too. Enjoy the creative process and stay warm!