Monday, May 20, 2013

Tool making and wool dyeing

As I said in my last post, the girls are totally into primitive tool making right now. The Ithaca area is full of slate which was perfect for making arrow points. They also got super inspired by all the beautiful handwork they saw at Lisa's and at the Waldorf school and picked up the needles as soon as we left her house.
:: Sprouts and asparagus from Wegmans, an amazing healthfood store in Ithaca (and an chain in the NY state). Yum! ::
:: Quick healthy meals on the road: figs, tahini and Amish bee pollen ::
:: Mashed avocados with Herbamare salt, sprinkled with sunflower seeds and sprouts on cucumber slices, an inspiration from the Rawfood family recipe book ::
:: Monday morning camping fun: collecting firewood from other campsites ::

Lisa had given Mara some beautiful brown sheep wool and 24 hours later, she had finished her first doll. Mathilde wanted to try her hand at dyeing, so we dyed the white wool we got for her doll in tea and she dyed more in dandelions for the hair. She was so pleased with the results!


Marianne said...

Salut Catherine! J'avais lu des bribes par-ci par là mais je viens de me rattraper dans vos aventures des dernières semaines... toujours aussi intéressant, drôle, instructif! Vous me faites bien voyager et c'est super de vous voir faire de belles rencontres sur votre chemin. Je pense à vous! x x

Maman Cane said...

Oh my god!!! The food pictures!!! Miammmm miammm!!! :)

Francesca said...

fantastic! i want to come traveling with you :)

I. said...

OOOOOOOOOOh splendides ces couleurs!
Ah Ithaca!!