Category Archives: Activities

Moving with the winds

As many of you will know The Honeyclock has been for sale since February.  Our buyer doesn’t seem to have found their way to us just yet however we are still hopeful they are on their way.  In the mean time we have discovered we will need to vacate our current premises and so our last trading day in our current light filled shop will be Saturday 14 June, that’s about 6 weeks away.
If you are not on our mailing list or our ‘friend’ on Facebook, or following our ‘blog’ and you want to stay up to date with where we move to please send us your email address and we can add you to our ‘moving notification’ list and keep you fully informed and up to date with our movements.
In the meantime make sure you come in and see us and stock up on all your favourite goodies while stocks last

MvZ; Play the Violin

Marjan van Zeyl ‘Play the Violin’

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Play Silks

silkscapesPlay silks allow imaginations to create and flow with the changing moods of play.

Uses are limited only by ones imagination;  Squares of 90cm can be used for flowing landscapes, table cloths or dress ups: cloaks, skirts or wraps.  Squares of 53cm can be used for wrapping dolls or bundles of treasures or in the centre of a table.  A rectangle length of 2.7m long can be used for draping over tables or frames to create forts, cubbies and private little enclosures, even over a bassinet, cot or bed.    Each size is available in a range of plain and/or variegated colours.

Hand wash, hang dry. We find children love to wash these themselves in a sink or bucket outside. The silk feels different and interesting when wet!

Above image shows variegated colours – rainbow, sea, starry night, blossom and fire.  For more information see our web page playcloths and silks.

 

Something for PUDDLES

with large water elementWith all this beautiful rain, watched over by sunshine, something to float in puddles is just what every child (big or small) needs.  We have lots in stock, from self propelled, rolling & rocking, balloon powered or choose one of my favourites, our boat & docking station ($32.80).   If you are living somewhere without puddles then all these boats are excellent in the bath tub, swimming pool or on a calm day, in the ocean, river or lakes.

Workshops for Term 3

Term 3 Workshops at The Honeyclock –   Needle Felting with Vimol (a selection of 5 different projects, make the items you love or treat yourself and do them all) and ‘Our Past & Parenting Now‘ with Suzanna Taylor (create deep, loving connections with your children, partner, family, friends and yourself…).  For more information visit our workshop page.

We’re also looking for more people to run workshops in our intimate space and have a list of people wanting to learn crochet – any crocheter’s wanting to lead a workshop?

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Making Winter Lanterns

As the darkness of our nights increases and we head towards the shortest day of the year, winter lanterns can bring a beautiful glow of light to all environments.  Here are a few ideas for how to make some:

Star lantern from ‘Craft Though the Year‘ $29.95, make with kite paper or watercolour paintings

Use Kite Paper (a translucent waxed paper in radiant colours) to fold and glue into any shape you desire, or even to cover a jar.  Available in store by the roll $6.70 or a pad of smaller squares $8.80

Use modelling wax (a transparent wax that can easily be shaped and pressed onto jars) giving a stained glass effect.  Available in store $2.85 per colour (a little goes a very very very long way)

Watercolour paintings (your children’s masterpieces or your own) – can be used in the same way as the Kite paper above.   Painting paper available in store 75c per sheet.

From blog ‘Mom’s Crafty Space’ http://www.momscraftyspace.com/2011/12/winter-solstice-lanterns-stars-sunsets.html. Made using paintings, full instructions online.

Use tealight candles within and make sure you have a long handle to avoid the heat that comes off the candle burning your hands.  100% wool handles are great because of wools flame resistance qualities.

On the shortest day of the year take your lanterns and have a little walk, either through your home (with lights turned off) or through your neighbourhood.  Invite others to join you and later, see if you can find some quiet inner time to connect with the flame that burns within you.  An open fire is a lovely way to finish your lantern walk, especially with roasted apples!NOTE:  The shortest day of the year, also known as the Winter Solstice, may be on 20 or 21 June in Perth WA Australia (I’ve found differing dates, you choose what works for you).

Holiday Nourishment

With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays.  Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time.   Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.

Dolls House & Marble Run

Have your seen our beautiful 2 Storey Dolls Houses from Poland

or our quality beechwood Marble Runs

Marble Run

Both these products are two of our very favourite items at The Honeyclock.   Our Doll houses have all the access required for inspiring great imaginative play,  ‘playing families’: eating dinner, going to bed, climbing the stairs,  and walking in the surrounding gardens while someone waves  from the upstairs balcony.    The long arms of our marble runs guide balls or a tinkling bell disk down in a mesmerising rhythmic descent.  A fascinating and engaging toy, this run folds away easily, ready to be brought back out again and again for fresh new play.

Express yourself in a Journal

We’ve been looking for Journals for our shop and we feel like we’ve found some, a beginning to a collection perhaps.  Our difficulty has been in finding blank journals that look and feel beautiful.  We want blank journals because they give you a freedom to write or draw, large or small, doodle or paste, blank gives you the freedom to enter into your journal however you desire.  This being said we also have a few lined journals because we understand that this is what some desire, lines to hold and carry what you place on them…   What style of page carries you into expression?

LANDSCAPES & SKYSCAPES…

Pastel drawing with Lesley Cotter

4 Saturday afternoons from 20 Oct, 1-3pm,  $162

 Mountains & clouds, land & sky – create simply beautiful pictures by softly blending chalk pastels.  You will be delighted, whether artist or beginner!  Maximum of 7 people, bookings essential, all materials included

 

Courses for soul nourishment