Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waldorf Philosophy at Home

By Jay Jay
The first time I walked into a Waldorf preschool classroom, I wanted to cry. Truly, when you step into one of the classes, you can see what a nuturing, warm environment it would be for your child. I wish that I had had that experience in my youth at schools! Please take a minute to read this blog interview with Sarah Baldwin at Bella Luna Toys. She very eloquently gives the reader a great overview of Waldorf early education as well as some excellent ideas for incorporating some of the best of these philosophies into your every day life. Even if your child doesn't attend a Waldorf school, we can all benefit from some of the thoughtful advice she has. Please check out the blog right here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fairy Skirts at Play

By Jay Jay
Our fairy skirts are one of the most popular items here at Sarah's Silks. I think it's a combination of the beautiful colors and soft, sumptuous silk that is so appealing to girls who love to dress up. A customer bought our skirts to use as a costume for the children's play. Here are a few pictures of the woodland fairies. Thank you, Dee Dee, for sending us these pictures! We love seeing the silks in play...

Dee Dee bought her skirts at Bella Luna Toys, please visit them for a wonderful selection of Waldorf-inspired and natural toys.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Good Ol' Stick...

By Jay Jay
The Stick! Is this the first toy ever? I think it is probably a close runner-up at least, the only competition I can think of being 'the rock'. I still play with sticks. You can poke, hit, draw, prod, and who knows what more with a simple stick. Sticks have been the walls of forts and fairy homes, the posts of leaf flags, the makings of a raft, swords and other dangerous weapons for probably as long as there have been humans. Now, this toy is finally being recognized! The National Toy Hall of Fame has inducted this ubiquitous little object. I think we can consider the stick as the first open-ended imaginative toy! What an inspiration for us...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Little Emma

By Jay Jay
Poor Sarah has been surrounded by boys for a long time! Not that boys aren't absolutely wonderful, but there is something special also for a mom to have a little girl, especially when you are the creator of silk fairy skirts and princess dresses. But now Sarah is lucky to have little Emma. Emma was adopted by Sarah's Brother-in-Law and wife last year, and has been a joyous addition to the whole family. It's exciting to have a little girl to dress up! One of Emma's favorite things in the world is her silk rainbow blanket. It was one of her special welcome gifts. Our soft, silky blankets often become a baby's lovey, and Emma has certainly been attached to it ever since her arrival!