Meet Our Sponsors :: October 2014

We would like to take a moment to introduce you all to our awesome sponsors. We invite you to spend a little time this morning and stop by each of their sites, if you haven't had a chance to already. They each offer wonderful products that we know you will enjoy.



Oak Meadow was founded in 1975 by Bonnie and Lawrence Williams, and since then Oak Meadow has grown into a thriving organization serving thousands of families and hundreds of schools around the world. The founding philosophy has remained consistent throughout years of growth, and today their progressive, experiential curriculum sets the standard for a meaningful home-based education.


Oak Meadow’s curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12 can be used independently or by enrolling in Oak Meadow’s fully accredited distance learning school. The flexible, child-centered, nature-based approach allows families to set their own natural rhythm of learning and encourages creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects.


The high school program offers options such as...Read more

Black Cat Coloring Page

Here is our Black Cat Coloring Page, of course, your cat can be any color you would like it to be! It is based on our Black Cat Applique Block

Whether your wee ones (or you... I love our coloring pages) use watercolors, crayons, pencils or markers, it is sure to be a work of art. The Black Cat Coloring Page can be found HERE

To see our growing collection of Coloring Pages, visit our Coloring Pages Gallery which can be found HERE. Have a weekend!...Read more

October Applique Blocks

Here's a collection of October Appliques... more cheery than scary... but just right for Halloween! In previous years we have shared the Black Bird and the Black Cat Applique Blocks. Over the next two weeks we will share the directions and patterns for the Stacked Pumpkins and the Cheery Sunflower Applique Blocks. And, for those of you that are enjoying our coloring pages, we will be sharing all of these as coloring pages, too.

The Black Bird Applique can be found HERE.

The Black Cat Applique can be found HERE.

The Stacked Pumpkins Applique can be found HERE.

The Cheerful Sunflower Applique can be found HERE.

Black Bird Coloring Page - Coming Soon.

Black Cat Coloring Page can be found HERE

Stacked Pumpkins Coloring Page can be found HERE.

Cheery Sunflower Coloring Page can be found HERE. ...Read more

Renaissance Festival 2014

One of our family's autumn traditions is enjoying a day at the Renaissance Festival. The last weekend of the season always includes a "school day" when the tickets are much more affordable and the crowds are much sparser. Although Daddy had to work this year, we convinced Gammy and Othy to join us in the fun. It was a beautiful 75 degree, partially sunny day, perfect for walking around and taking in the sites. There is so much eye candy and food for the imagination at the Renaissance Festival... not to mention some very entertaining people watching. We wanted to share a bit of the magic with everyone.


Shopping at the Renaissance Festival

We met some lovely venders... some who even knew us. We can't help but feel a little giddy when we run into a fan in real life. We came home with a few new treasures including a staff, a wand, a crossbow, and unicorn horns.


Playing at the Renaissance Festival

Non motorized rides, jousting, sword fighting, axe throwing, archery... there is...Read more

Sarah's Silks Halloween Give-Away :: Gift Cards

Comments are now closed. Congradulations Sarah Mahan and Heather! Please email me your contact information within three days to claim your prize.

Use the code GREENHALLOWEEN and save 10% off your next order until October 15.

Thanks for the chance to win. My son wants to be a lion for Halloween. We've just discovered silks since started a waldorf preschool


My oldest will be a dementor from Harry Potter, my middle daughter will be a monkey and my youngest will be a duck. My middle child was wearing her custom for most of the day after church today.

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Wrapped Rope Jewelry

I had some yarn left over from making this Tooterphant. It is NOT my pattern. HERE is the link to the Etsy shop where you can purchase the crochet pattern. HERE is the link to my blog post where you can find more photos of the Tooterphant plus directions for adding felt eyes. 

Like I said, I had some of the yarn left over. Too little to make any project but too pretty to throw away! The yarn is King Cole Splash Double Knitting Yarn from Silsden, U.K. I bought mine a few years ago from an online shop in England. You may now be able to find some in the states, but not sure. It feels like a sock weight, but you can use any yarn scraps.

I also received this beautiful leather sculpted leaf ornament as a gift from the Etsy shop Mythical Designs. I didn't want to just hang it up somewhere... so I decided to incorporate it into a necklace....Read more