Hello there, I’ve been in craft show land all weekend, and I just wanted to share a link with you. There is a great article on The Natural Child Project about Parent Guilt, and he really hits the nail on the head and puts the idea in a cultural and historical context, without pooh-poohing the idea that we need to be sensitive to our children’s needs.
This article is a must read, and the best I have read on the topic. You have to tell me what you think of it in the comments here.
In other news, I’m working hard on toys for you folks for Christmas, and selling at the holiday shows. We had a great show this weekend at the Waterfront in Pittsburgh with I Made It Market. Then I sold at a catholic church nearby tonight which was surprisingly good. My new assistant, Siena, was also there selling soap that she made.
There was a blacksmith with hand forged knives and and this awesome hatchet. There were 2 potters, and several people with knitted items. And there was an artist there with pencil drawings, and I bought one! I’m going to make a frame for it, and hang it some place cool. I’ll do a post on my frame making (lol, probably in January!). It was a cool show, and nice to meet other craftsmen (I prefer that word to crafters, it just sounds more high class) that are close to home.
Okay, it’s way past my bedtime, and rule number one of the holiday season is NO STAYING UP LATE. Sleep is the most important thing to keep your health up when you are busy and should be protected at any cost.