To see my window stars and other artwork that's for sale, please visit my Etsy shop at: www.harvestmoonbyhand.etsy.com

My blog is at: harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/

This is more about who I am:

After many years in the non-profit sector (with the last 8 of that founding/operating/directing a children's art and farm camp), I'm now a stay-at-home mom who homeschools my two daughters.

This is perhaps the most challenging - and rewarding - position I've held. I feel so fortunate each day that I get to spend teaching and learning with the girls.

Following a rather eclectic approach, I tend to incorporate several methods including: Charlotte Mason, Waldorf, Montessori, unit study, and classical.

Currently, in the 2012-13 school year, I'm using the Sonlight Curriculum with the girls which has been such a wonderful curriculum. It is a strong literature-based curriculum which I supplement with the other methods/philosophies noted above.

The girls are hands-on learners; so we do a lot of fun (yet educational) projects. Many of these can be seen under the "homeschooling" section on this site. I have them keep notebooks and lapbooks to record their work with various subjects and units they're studying.

I enjoy photography...and documenting everyday life around the home...including homeschooling, crafts the girls and I do, cooking, the pets (2 dogs, 5 cats, pony, and miniature horse) nature, and wildlife.

When I have breaks from homeschooling (few...but there are some), I make natural toys by hand for my daughters and others that are made from wool felt and sheep wool. They are made by sewing/embroidery or needlefelting...both crafts that I truly enjoy.

I also make translucent window stars after admiring the ones at the local Waldorf school. The stars have been such a fun and creative way to add some beauty to the home, and to daily life.

The most basic star I make has 30 folds in it to create the pattern. The most complex star I've made has 408 folds. It has been a joy to make the window stars - to experiment with different colors, color combinations, and patterns - and to see how they turn out.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Here's something that I came across that I found interesting. Use to have a slightly different personality type (INFJ) when I was younger. This is what it is now:

Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)



Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.

Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men. You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.

How Rare Is Your Personality?

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I am a Nigella. "Many people think you are just a little bit odd, but you consider yourself just a little eccentric. You find new experiences exciting and fulfilling."
What Flower Are You?


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Name:
Ann
Joined:
September 2007
Currently:
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Female
Occupation:
Homeschool Educator, Natural Toy Maker
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Harvest Moon by Hand