Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mother's Day

For those who love a sale (and a bargain!) ...

All items in the "Give" Category at Spiral Garden (top menu) and the "Parent" category also (side menu) are 10% off from now until the day after Mother's Day. I will gift wrap all Mother's Day items for free if you ask me to do so in the Comments section when ordering. I can send them directly to you, or to your Mum (or another special Mum who deserves spoiling).

Don't forget we still have several items on Sale for up to 45% off - some of the marked down items are a further 10% off with the Mother's Day special!

Mother's Day is Sunday 9th May. Gift ideas include...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Teaching Handwork

"Handwork is a form of birth, you conceive the idea, you nurture it, you wait and dream of the what it will look like when it is all made, then the final push and you are done... a master piece!"

The creator of Teaching Handwork is the mother of 2 beautiful girls who also teaches Handwork in a local waldorf school to over 200 children every week. She invites you to come share your thoughts and new craft ideas for the children. What a wealth of inspiration!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Wood & Wire Dolls

I just love to see what others make with Wood & Wire Dolls. Here, they mostly become gnomes or fairies. Imagine my surprise when Spiral Garden customer Sue sent me this photo of Kate & Warwick's wedding cake! Wow! A gorgeous cake and a beautiful idea.

What have you made from Wood & Wire Dolls? I'd love to see...

Friday, 9 April 2010

In Store, On Sale and Coming Soon!

What's New?
Double Wood Tone Blocks (musical instrument)
Bright Cotton Drawstring Bags
Wood & Paper Folding Fans
Season Bags - single and set of 4
Rainbow Craft Pack
Tea Dyed Silk Playcloths

What's On Sale?
Baby Basics Soft Lamb - was $29.95, now $20
Wood Bead Bracelets - was $7.50, now $5
... and more, here!

What's Coming Soon?
Window Stars
Felt Dragons and Horses
Skipping Ropes
Ribbon Rings
Element Dolls
Felt Nature Table Decorations
Craft Kits
... and more!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Barefoot Magazine Competition

If you subscribe to Barefoot during March or April, you go in the draw to win a night away!

The wonderful people at Dja William have kindly donated a night away in their tipi's - in Daylesford, Victoria. Breakfast is included in this wonderful opportunity to get away for the night with your partner, friend or by yourself.

Have a look at the website for more photos.

If you're already a subscriber, buy a gift subscription for a friend and make sure you let us know that you would like to be entered into the draw yourself.

Subscribe here.

Steiner Education Options

Steiner or Waldorf Education:

* Is based on a profound understanding of human development
* Provides a detailed, richly artistic curriculum that responds to and enhances the child's developmental phases, from early childhood through high school
* Cultivates social and emotional intelligence
* Connects children to nature
* Ignites passion for lifelong learning
* Is the fastest growing educational movement in the world

from Why Waldorf Works

I get a lot of emails from parents around Australia who would love to send their children to a Steiner school, but find that they are too expensive, too far away, the local one doesn't suit their needs or there is some other hurdle. There is a list of Steiner Schools in Australia here.

I have posted before about Steiner Homeschooling.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if more Australian public (state) schools had options like this one (go to Steiner Education under 'About')?

I received a call last week from a local Steiner school looking to expand into high school and boarding school in the near future.

All the possibilities...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Free Living Education Magazine Downloads

This journal is primarily aimed at Waldorf teachers, parents and all those involved in Steiner Education. That circle is expanding rapidly in many new directions and as the international debate on education and childhood increases in volume and intensity. Living Education is there to serve all those who wish to participate in developing a spiritually based approach to education that tries to meet the inner needs of the growing child.

Some Living Education magazines are available here to download for free.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Tweet from the Garden

Spiral Garden is now on Twitter. Save time and find out about the important sales, discounts, new products and more!

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