visiting rudolf steiner college and news about my book

Dear all -- I had the most marvelous day yesterday.  My big boy and I drove all the way up to Fair Oaks, CA (just north of Sacramento) to Rudolf Steiner College where the bookstore hosted a Peg-fest (isn't the chalkboard drawing above charming?)

 The day consisted of an owl making workshop...

And if you happen to spot a photo of your owl here, please let me know so I can credit you for your lovely work -- I was a little overwhelmed yesterday and so didn't properly take note of everyone's names (deepest apologies for that...)

an embroidered owl by Kit

There was also a peg doll crafting session for families with children of all ages; however I did not take any photos during that session, so here are more examples from the owl making workshop (admiring the unique character of each owl was so much fun, but I only grabbed a few photos...)

 Don't you love his little waistcoat?

As I mentioned, my big boy accompanied me on the drive (here he is enjoying a moment in the sun after a very rainy morning), and he also accompanied me musically on a set of pentatonic tonal bells during a little puppet show I performed between the two crafting sessions.

The story we performed is called Featherlight, based on the book by Gabriele Gerhard Eichenauer.

It's a "Tom Thumb" story about a tiny boy who befriends a little golden bird.  He rescues her from danger and magic ensues!

Now for a bit of good and exciting news about my new book.  Did you know that there are copies available for purchase and ready to ship right now?!  Where?  From the Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore! Besides my book, you can also purchase Lyra paint sets (this is the sort I use), blank wooden peg doll bases, and the most gorgeous hand-dyed wool felt.  This felt is not listed in their online shop, but I can attest to the amazing hues, and if you call the Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College or email them, I'm sure you could order some of this felt along with the book!  As far as I know, the Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College is the only store in the world which currently has copies of my book for sale (the official UK release date is December 1st... more news on wider book availability soon...)

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