I have to say, it’s a real effort to get going again with “formal” learning. December was very unschooling and “crafty” and this seems to have naturally followed into January – without as much of the crafting.
It’s very “Minecraft” at the minute – although Missy did declare that “I know what eight fours are!” yesterday – it is of course 32 – she learned this as she “mined 8 clays and got 32” – I’m guessing it gives you four for each one you mine? – so I console myself and say she IS learning.
She bought her library books down and astounded me by reading two fluently – when I asked her how she knew them, she declared “when I go to bed, I read them and I work out what the words are that I don’t know”. At times like that I worry I’m pushing too hard sometimes!
In other news, I’ve expanded the business and rebranded to The Yarn Tree. I think it encompasses more about the direction I want to go with it. I’ve expanded into polymer clay hooks, stitch markers and other woolly/yarn related accessories.
I’ve been looking at some local craft fairs and I’m hoping to check out a possible regular one next month. I’ve yet to work out the feasibility without a car but there’s a good bus service – I probably need an old shopping trolley/cart to transport everything though – I’m still pondering ……….
I’ve managed to dye a couple of skeins specifically with matching hooks for shawl kits.
And the polymer clay has been put to good use making buttons and shawl pins
And playing with charms and findings to make pretty knit and crochet stitch markers. Unfortunately, I can’t keep them all 😦
They are all available to buy over on the linked page though.
We learned this week that our home ed friend, Debbie, from over at Educating Nibsy is coming to see us in a couple of weeks. This is a cause for much excitement as we haven’t seen them since October. I call her our “home ed friend”, however, while it was home ed that bought us together, I think I can say with some certainty that whatever paths our respective educating lives take in the future we’ll remain firm friends.
The weather hasn’t really been “wintery” to speak of. Some places in the UK have had awful flooding and, while it’s been chilly, the sun is actually shining in a blue sky as I type. I’m wondering if this contributes a little to my lull – I’ve not really experienced the full winter hibernation and seem to be stuck in some limbo between Autumn and Spring. I’m definitely a “summer” kind of girl!
This week’s plan is to try and re-establish a sleeping routine, start compiling some form of timetable for structured learning, and remember to blog regularly again!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our adventures 🙂