Sarah, mama of 2 girls and the creative force behind bodhi handmade finds herself working and playing in a temperate rainforest on an island in the Alaska panhandle. Far from a large urban centre Sarah’s bright skirts, pinafores and kerchiefs contrast beautifully against the lush greens and greys […]
Remember this? Cast on not long after Cub was born, this little knitted tee is finally finished! It is lovely, and not a difficult knit, but the fine yarn and lace panel were not conducive for a quick knit with two little ones!
Scenes from the week at the cottage…
Popcorn! Even the dogs enjoyed some thanks to ever helpful little hands.
A glass of cider and some knitting…ah, lovely! We’ve recently decided to call the Mummy and Daddy type of cider “sour cider” to differentiate […]
I haven’t knit something for myself in ages, and as I was putting off weaving in the ends of another project, I wanted something quick and simple.
I had picked up a ball of Rowan Summerspun (50% cotton and 50% merino wool) and had thought to make a very loosely knit […]
I’ve been dreaming about this summer’s week at the cottage, and all of the wonderful time spent in the water (I’m sure the lack of central air-conditioning and the few days where the ground floor thermostat registered 30°C played no small part in my dreams of swimming…). Thinking of all the things we would need […]
Three sisters, Sarah, Robin, and Claire, grew up playing on imaginary battlements and going on adventures on their family’s 2½ acre wooded property.
Sarah, the one who does ‘pretty much everything’ at SnapdragonFortress, is an artist, writer, toy-maker and mama. She lives in […]
After some discussion this morning as to whether or not she could wear the shorts with the hole (in the seam on the inside of one leg), my trying to get them off her to mend them, and she responding with “it’s okay, mama”, we settled on a dress instead. I handed it to her […]
The weather is warm (perhaps a little too warm the last few days) and the garden is growing!
In the excitement of planting the vegetable garden I forgot about planting the borage seeds…so they went in a little late. But they’ve come up now! There they are, […]
Adding her own touches to her cousin’s art
Modelling behaviour is a tenant in teaching our children. Household chores, caring for animals, respecting others, making music…and making art. Mausi’s papa’s cousin is staying with us for a bit this summer, and his hands are rarely still. With […]
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