Well, it’s that time of year. Time to begin to think about the school year, and many of us are in the thick of planning, or else thinking we ought to be. Our next Cedar Ring Circle Waldorf Supply order is due by Monday evening, August 19th (yes I extended it one more day, since we’ve added so many new things to our catalog and I want members to have all the time they need to browse!). I have a very small marketing budget to spread the word about the co-op for the year, so I could pay $250 to another Waldorf business to post about our fabulous group- *or*, I could offer members, facebook fans, and blog readers $250 worth of goodies and ask you to share the word. I picked the latter!
Cedar Ring Circle is approaching its 3rd anniversary, and we’ve added so many things, and will continue to do so. This month we are ordering Dharma Trading hemmed 35″ by 35″ silks and 45″ silk by the yard at bulk prices; finished silks from Sarah’s Silks; Ostheimer & Kinderkram toys; books from Sigi de Francesca and Steiner College Bookstore; the entire line of Weleda including homeopathic remedies; Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup and Jurlique biodynamic skin care- and these are just the things in our private member catalog. We are also ordering everything else visible on the main page of CedarRingCircle.com, and members have some really great discount codes, let me tell ya! I’ve worked hard to source some great and affordable art supplies from a new supplier, and check out everything in our New Items category… not to mention next month we have fabulous art cards from Elsa Beskow and Daniela Drescher, currently en route to us from Europe; brand new paint jar holders and painting boards that are being made right now in a local Amish shop, just for our co-op- and more great products in the plans!
So here ya go…
A beautiful Bolga Basket tote, which has become “the everything bag” for me- I have a similar one and let me tell ya, for late spring, summer, and early fall this thing is always with me if I leave the house. Diaper bag, purse, beach tote, handwork-at-the-playground, farmer’s market goodie basket- you will love it. It is also like a badge of crunchy womanhood, LOL!
And it is *chock* full of goodies.
Now before you get *too* excited, one disclaimer- the silk does not come with the package. If you love it just as much as I do, you’ll have to get yourself one from Amber Hellewell’s amazing Etsy shop, Hearth Magic.
Are those some metallic Lyra Color Giants? In a wooden pencil box that magically flips into a pencil easil? Why yes they are! 6 metallic Color Giants and 3 graphite Super Ferbys.
Mmmm… three lovely skeins of Ashford pure wool Tekapo yarn…
is it… could it be.. an Auris glockenspiel? You know it. It sounds like fairy laughter, I swear. My good friend Elisabeth shares that you can tap out a few notes during transitions and you will get instant, rapt compliance from any child in your care. Well, maybe not… but you never know!
OOOooo! A bamboo paintbrush vase with two natural bristle watercolor brushes, featuring pretty dark stained wood handles.
My favorite fall wool felt colors… five sheets of made-in-the-USA wool felt, thick and scrumptious.
And you are also getting a full size Weleda regenerating pomegranate facial care cream, two beeswax candles sans glass holder, a fabulous beechwood Lyra double hole sharpener for both standard and chunky pencils, Diane Barnes’ new must-have music book featuring three cds, and 2 Prang DAS modeling clays in white and terracotta, which have less of a cold, damp feel so make perfect introductory clays when moving beyond modeling wax.
UPDATE: When Kristie Burns, who has created the wonderful Earthschooling curriculum, saw my giveaway she generously offered to add a copy of her book, “The Temperaments and the Adult Child Relationship”, to our basket! Thanks, Kristie!
So… please share! Then leave me ONE comment per person telling me how you shared…
- 1 point to tell a friend, like our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Ring-Circle/132737980116551), or follow the blog;
- 2 points for facebook shares
- 3 points for blogging about it
…and the giveaway ends Monday night, August 19th at midnight.
(If you are in the US and win, giveaway items ship free. Outside US, winners must cover shipping beyond the first $15.