Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Look what I made!

This past weekend, I attended a Waldorf conference in Calgary. It was an amazing weekend. The people were completely lovely (both the Calgary Waldorf community, and the group of Waldorf-mamas I went with -including Quinn's amazing nursery school teacher), and the workshops were so so good. (The keynote speaker was Suzanne Down, who was featured in last month's Living Crafts. She was so inspiring and beautiful to listen to.)

One of the workshops I participated in was a woodworking workshop. I am amazed at what we accomplished in such a short time. The instructor was great. I have very little experience working with wood, and this was so fun! (It helps that Guthrie slept peacefully in the sling the whole time, despite the sawing, hammering, and drilling going on around him... well mostly.)

Above photos courtesy of the lovely Gudrun! Quinn's nursery school teacher.

And here's what I made! A catapult.

Perfect for launching pinecones. Perfect for my little lads.



Born to be Vegan said...

Look how talented you are! I'll bet the boys have hours of fun launching pinecones (once the weather improves...enough with the wind already!)

Cadi said...

What a great thing to make. I find it very satisfying to work with wood.

Amber Csar said...


I love working with wood (the smell!!), but rarely get the chance.

I'm so glad you had a lovely time, and look at that sweet bub!

becka said...

That's awesome, Julie! I'm so impressed! Now, when can we start some kind of Waldorf commune with wood shops, art studios, giant dining tables and the like?

Karen W. said...

Awesome! It is beautuful. You need a wood working shop now! I am happy you had a great time (and jealous that I couldn't go!)

Alanna said...

Wow! What a fun project... how awesome that you got to bring home such a lovely handmade toy for your boys. They are lucky indeed!

Ella said...

yay! love your catapult.
also love that Suzanne Down.