Friday, November 27, 2009

Busy Elves

Most of our family is busy today working on toys and homemade gifts to stock up for the busy month ahead of us.

Michael is busy making more pencil holders.

Abby is making baskets to hold our gnome knitting kits (coming soon!).

I have been going back and forth melting the organic beeswax on the woodstove and pouring into 1 ounce molds. The beeswax comes from the apiary just one mile down our road where Michael helps to maintain the hives.

Melting the beeswax (the color is because the pan doubles as my dye bath pan)

The finished beeswax blocks

We had a truly delightful Thanksgiving hosting friends and family, our greatest blessings!

Warm wishes for today!


  1. What a beautiful, beautiful day you've all had! Thank you for sharing your busy goings-on with us; it's so inspiring!



  2. What a wonderful day. What ages is your stacking toy appropriate for?

  3. Such busy bees!! Can't wait to see all of your lovely Christmas goodies in your shop. : )

  4. Looks like fun! Can't wait for those gnome knitting kits!

  5. You had a great day too! We are working on getting our supplies together to start gifts for the holidays. I love everything you're making! The baskets are really great.

    xo Kyndale

  6. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Tonya! I love seeing all the wonderful work your family is up to! I just visited your Etsy shop and everything is so beautiful!!!

  7. How great that your beeswax comes from right up the neat. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving day!

  8. This is wonderful! Thank you for the "let your life speak" post. It made my day.

  9. Absolutely wonderful Tonya!
    What a lovely creative home you have!