Monday, 7 October 2013

Setting up our stall at a local craft fair

Little helpers with cheese and pickle sandwiches and knitting on hand... A crafter's craft fair survival kit if there ever was one :)

The beautiful playsilks that I have used as a backdrop are from Beneath the Rowan Tree

See that absoloutly beautiful dress with the crocheted bodice two pics up? It was made by my crazy talented friend and somehow found it's way home with me :)  I'm afraid I spent more than I made ... but....

How could I resist? Really?

And while on the Waldorfy subject I came across this beautiful list of Energy Enhancers @ You and Your Child's health. org!

Susan R. Johnson MD, FAAP, 11/3/2009
A few years ago while waiting for my son at his dental appointment, I came across a magazine article that spoke about the things in our lives that enhance or deplete our energy. Here is that list along with several of my own suggestions and observations.


Physical Energy Enhancers

*Nutritious, vitamin and mineral packed organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds

*Good quality fats like coconut oil, olive oil, raw organic dairy products, avocados, pumpkin seeds, vitamin D cod liver oil, fermented foods and almonds

*Grass fed beef and free-range organic chickens and eggs

*Abundant pure water

*Light from the sun, moon, and stars

*Walking in a beautiful place

*Swimming in lakes, oceans, and rivers

*Hiking in the mountains and strolling along the beach

*Getting plenty of sleep (remember the sleep before midnight counts as double!)

*Doing things at your own pace rather than how someone else dictates them

*Dancing, singing, or playing musical instruments

*Bike riding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and canoeing

* Relaxing movement therapies such as Tai Chi, Eurythmy, yoga

*Taking a warm bath or sauna

*Receiving a gentle massage

*Giving and receiving hugs, back-rubs, and foot-rubs

*Holding hands

*Painting, drawing, knitting, quilting, carving wood, sculpting clay
Mental and Spiritual Energy Enhancers

*Saying YES to what is

*Spending time with friends and family who are positive and enhance your life

*Having adequate savings and maintaining a reasonable level of spending

*Maintaining a nurturing environment that is neat, clean, and organized

*Facing old conflicts and finding ways to forgive and move on

*Allowing spaces of free time in your scheduling for the unexpected

*Get more sleep (It is your connection to the spiritual world)

*Saying only what you believe to be the truth

*Doing everything with love

*Practicing gratitude

*Focusing on what you want instead of what you don't want

*Focusing on what you have instead of what you don't have

*Saying no to anything that goes against your values and integrity

*See your own gifts and bless the gifts in others

*Listening to and following your inner guidance

*Spending time in nature

*Having Fun, laughing at yourself and at life

*Praying, meditating, taking moments to still your thoughts

*Identify your dreams and follow them

*Listening to uplifting music

*Reading or listening to inspirational people, books, tapes, and poetry


  1. Hi Suzy,

    What lovely photos, and what along list of things to think about that enhance life. I wasn't able to read it all, but skimmed it. Thanks. Spending time in nature, developing my gifts and talents to bless others, and more... those bring joy, that's for sure.

    What brings joy to you?

    Jennifer Dougan

  2. I want to go! I want to buy all your stuff! You have a house full of fans here ;) love you!


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