Posted by admin on February 07, 2011 0 Comments
...from The Adventure Chickens...
...on Equinox Farm.
This weekend my brother-in-law, Tim Dunham and his wife, Sarah, drove up from Cynthiana, Kentucky to watch the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl, (my husband's family are rabid Packer's fans). Along with them came 3 dozen eggs - presents from "The Adventure Chickens" on Tim & Sarah's beautiful farm. Sara & Tim have a small herd of Jacob sheep, 4 horses, chickens, bees, organic vegetables and a growing pack of cats and dogs that keep them busy and keep us well stocked with delicious eggs, honey and beautiful, hand-spun wool. Sarah is also a gifted photographer and her blog, My Favorite Sheep, is a great escape into the adventures and unhurried, simple beauty and craft of life on a farm. Also wonderful, the 2011 Equinox Farm calendar!
All photographs, (except for the eggs), by Sarah Dunham.
Posted by admin on January 25, 2011 0 Comments
We are excited to share with you the first edition of our Moderne City Building Block Set! We will be releasing small editions of these handsome blocks in different colors and themes, created by Uusi or by invited artists, throughout the year. Handmade from no-formaldehyde MDF and painted with water-based paints, our environmentally friendly building set is a modern yet folksy way to release the creative, empire-builder in yourself.
Posted by admin on December 24, 2010 1 Comment
Posted by admin on December 21, 2010 2 Comments
I don''t know what I love more about Srpingerle cookies - collecting the awesomely carved molds, or baking and eating these anise flavored, biscuit-like cookies. This year Peter was in charge of rolling the dough and pressing the molds (our cat, Gun, tried to get in on the action as well), and we ended up with a lot of fish, rabbits and birds, hmm... Whatever the theme, these quirky cookies make festive, edible art and are perfect with tea and coffee on Christmas morning or, try them on Christmas Eve with a cup of warm, spiced glug. Skal!
Posted by admin on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
We are big, BIG fans of the 1964 holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, with its inspired characters like "Hermey" the dentistry-obsessed elf or the awesome, Abonminable Snowmonster "Bumble"! But for a more sublime look at puppetry check out the book, Paul Klee: Hand Puppets. "Between 1916 abd 1925 the Swiss-born painter, Paul Klee made some 50 hand puppets for his son, Felix. To create the heads he used materials from his own household: beef bones and electrical outlets, bristle brushes, leftover bits of fur and nutshells. Soon he began to sew costumes. These characters and small works, do not pretend to be great art, but at the same time they are superbly imaginative and sweetly reminiscent of Klee's relationship with his family." They also beautifully illustrate in this time of gift giving that the most valuable and enduring gift we have and can give is our creative spirit.