04 March 2010

thursday things - blog-a-thon-ing with natural kids


when i first heard about this i thought um, no thanks. unless it's to a thrift shop, i don't run. it didn't take me long to realize that this -athon had nothing to do with running a marathon. blogging on purpose? with others? now that's something i can do!

the naturalkids team began in 2007, by woodmouse. a small group whose members shared one mission; to create natural products for children. an early post read:

We are a diverse bunch from all over the globe who have at least one thing in common: we all work with natural materials in our products for children. Oh yeah, and we're all pretty darn crafty & talented too! Wool, wood, cotton...just simple materials direct from the Earth.

So who are we?
Some of us are mothers of small children.
Some of us are mothers of grown children.
Some of us make dolls, some of us make hats, some of us make toys.
Some of us have been selling our wares for many years.
Some of us are just starting to discover our talents and start selling.
Some of us work with natural materials for environmental reasons.
Some of us work with natural materials as part of the Waldorf educational philosophy.
Some of us work with natural materials because we believe they are healthier and safer.
Some of us just like working with natural materials.
Some of us sell our wares for a living.
Some of us sell our wares as a hobby.

since then the group has grown by leaps & bounds. added to the above?

some of us are dads.
some of us are amazed they have the energy to create, now that they have a teeny elfling, & a hobbit in puberty.

back to the blog-a-thon: for the next month i'll be chatting about what i, & other blog-a-thoners are creating for spring. there shall be links to fabulous blogs (to which you are expected to visit - yes, i am bossing you around, but we both know you like when i do.), some with give-aways even!

here are today's blogs: the reluctant city dweller & the fairies' nest & sewn natural studio.

my official springtime-blog-a-thony-give-away is that little lady pictured above. spring is the first in a line of pagan people. she would love to get snuck into an easter basket, put on an ostara alter, or be the envy of the dollhouse. of course, if you're like me, you'd keep her for yourself, & give your wee one an extra egg.

to have her for your very own, leave a comment in this post, telling me your favorite springtime food.
to earn more chances to win you can share my give-away on your blog, tweet the link, & facebook the link. i'm not sure that sentence was grammatically correct, but not much here is.
thehobbit shall draw the winner from his top hat on march 26th. oh! don't forget to come back to let me know about the linking, tweeting, & such.

the contest is officially closed!

good luck! now go read today's blogs, & enter their give-aways. (more blogs tomorrow)

** you can also purchase spring here. **


SewnNatural said...

What a lovely giveaway - I LOVE your work! Thanks for including our blog today!

Favorite springtime food?

Around here, one of the first fresh vegetables is asparagus - so I'd have to vote for crunchy organic asparagus... or maybe the delicious garlic I planted last fall... tough call! :)

Domestic Diva said...

Asparagus is my favorite springtime food too. Yum! It's especially good with fresh eggs.

Vilt à la Kim said...

Good to see so many people care about natural items!

I think my favourite spring vegetables are sugarsnaps peas, mange-tout and rubarb

cutelittlething said...


Strawberries, they even inspire some of my projects!!!!!! Yum!

maltagirl said...

we are drowning in chard right now:) I never knew how much I like chard!!!!

love your spring woman! She is gorgeous.

EnchantedMusing said...

favorite springtime food?? Ice cream. DUH!

CurlyMonkey said...


Anonymous said...

I love salmonberries with salmon belly strips and strawberries next to buttermilk pancakes because those are the first berries I get to pick each year!

I love your little people and thank you for posting about the other natural kids blogs, I am enjoying looking through them all.

Beauty Vibes said...

I just love eating strawberries (and dip them in some sugar) :)

Email: SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

Megan: said...

Has to be strawberries (fixing my salad to pack tomorrow and it includes the first strawberries)!

Atypical Girl said...

What a cute doll. Beautiful. Fave food = Cadbury Creme Eggs. :)

Amy (artsyrockerchick at aim dot com)

Amber said...

Fruit salad is my favorite springtime food!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I love to get the grill going in spring and make some mushroom burgers. Mmmm...

Anonymous said...

Favorite springtime food: hardboiled Easter eggs.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

sara said...

i love ice cream in spring - even though it's not quite warm enough for it! ;)

Cabootique said...

I, too, love asparagus in the springtime. Asparagus risotto is a family favorite!


Dawn said...

What a lovely give-away.
My favourite Spring food is a lovely fresh spring leaves salad fresh from the garden.

Spryte said...

She is lovely!
My favorite spring food- fresh baby peas

International Giveaways said...

This is a very cute giveaway. :) Thanks for giving us the chance to win it.

My fave springtime food is pacay! It's a yummy fruit that grows in the jungles.


International Giveaways said...

Oh, forgot to say that I blogged about this giveaway. :) Here's the link:



Whimsical Creations said...

Sugarsnap peas, YUM!

Anonymous said...

Deviled eggs... yum :)

momma rae said...

struggling to come up with a spring food....i will tell you that we are celebrating the equinox tomorrow since mommy was in class all day today and we are making sushi for our special dinner. thanks for the opportunity! happy, happy spring!! ;)

Marie Montero said...

Beautiful spring woman doll! I love her!
For spring, something fresh and delish like strawberry (or strawberry ice cream! haha!) and mango pancakes... mmm...

christine said...

fiddleheads and wild leeks with a side salad topped with violets!

sibabe64 said...

Ritas Ices....oh yeah

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite is fresh garden peas.

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