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?
Posted in Activities, Courses for Soul Nourishment, Craft, Handmade Treasures, HOME, Local Artists, Needle Felting, The Honeyclock, Workshops
Tagged 2d Needle Felting, 2D needle felting workshop, 3d needle felting, 3d needle felting workshop, Gracefu Lily Holistic Healing, Needle Felting, Needle Felting Workshop, Our Past and parenting Now, Standing Doll Workshop, Suzanna Indigo-Grace Taylor, Suzanna Taylor, Vimol Imsanguan, Wool Bird Workshops, Wool Fairy Workshop, Woolly Bird and Fairy
Look after the ones you love, including yourself!
Dr Hauschka – Organic Pure & Natural Cleansing Pack: full size Cleansing Milk & Facial Toner with Daily Face Care Kit of masks & facial steam bath $99, good for restocking your essentials and at the same time trying something new.
Organic ROSEHIP Oil – for those who want to keep their face care simple $14 for 15mls, cold pressed.
Weleda – organic body lotions, oils & washes, deodorants & toothpastes. Organic Mother & Baby Calendula range and, perfect for this time of year, Organic Blackthorn Elixir – strengthens the body including the immune system $23.95
NEW – Dr Hauschka BODY WASHES available in Trial pack $20 – try them all!
Posted in Bodycare, Dr Hauschka, Gift Sets, Products, Specials, The Honeyclock, Weleda
Tagged Dr Hauschka Body Wash, Dr Hauschka Body Wash Trial pack, Dr Hauschka packs, Dr Hauschka Pure and Natural Cleansing Pack, Dr Hauschka specials, Organic Rosehip Oil, Weleda Blackthorn Elixir, Weleda Body Lotions, Weleda Body Oils, Weleda Body Washes, Weleda Deodorant, Weleda Mother and Baby, Weleda Toothpaste
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:
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.
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).
Posted in Activities, Art, Children, Craft, Craft & Activity Books, The Honeyclock
Tagged craft, darkness, how to make winter lanterns, kite paper, modelling wax, painting paper, winter, winter craft, winter lanterns, winter solstice
One of the most life-changing books I ever read was Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. That one book opened up a whole world of possibility – the possibility that you could actually heal your own illnesses. Since then, the field of body-mind medicine has expanded significantly. Now, the book that lives on my bedside table, ready to be consulted when signs of illness threaten, is Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro. Giving much more detail to the pictures provided by Louise Hay, this book opens the doorway to contemplating the ‘language of your symptoms’. The author reveals how unresolved emotional and psychological issues can affect your physical health, how your thoughts and feelings are linked to specific parts of the body, and how to heal. This book has a place on every bedside table! Your Body Speaks Your Mind $40.00 You Can Heal Your Life $29.95
Plant Spirit Medicine by Eliot Cowan is an intriguing combination of shamanic healing and the medical philosophies of China, Tibet, India and West Africa. I really enjoyed this book, which partly details the author’s journey into acquiring this knowledge. The part I found most illuminating was its exploration of the five Chinese elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood. Each of these chapters concludes with a list of questions that helps you to find the spirit of these elements in your life and your relationship with them. Quite fascinating! Plant Spirit Medicine $25.00
Our Twelve Senses by Albert Soesman is a highly readable guide to extending our understanding of the human senses well beyond the usual five. These are the senses of touch, life, self-movement, balance, smell, taste, vision, temperature, hearing, language, the conceptual and the ego senses. The author not only describes the activity of these twelve senses, he also demonstrates how they are involved in aspects of experience not previously ascribed to senses. Importantly, he describes the deeper qualities that each sense brings into being and thus we learn how the senses are the very foundation for the virtues of the soul. This book opens the door to many of the mysteries of human development. Our Twelve Senses $29.95
As children grow older and become proficient readers themselves, it is easy for parents to stop reading aloud at bedtime. Yet it is a lovely way of retaining the warmth and closeness engendered by a nightly rhythm and it is also an opportunity for parents to bring more complex literature than the child may be able to read on their own, and to discuss ideas that may not arise in everyday life.
The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff is one such book. Beautifully written, it paints a picture of life in Britain after the Roman army departed. The seeds of the Arthurian legends are sown in the interplay between the Romanised Britons, the Celts and the invading Saxons. The language may be too complex for many 13 year olds to read independently, but read aloud it would be a treat – and totally age-appropriate.
Legends of King Arthur by Isabel Wyatt tells stories that are part of our cultural heritage. This is another great one to share, though not because of the language. These Arthurian tales have a deep familiarity for most adults, whether they realise they are familiar with them or not! And the feeling for the wholeness helps to hold the different legends together for the young teen.
Momo by Michael Ende is a magical parable suitable for aged 12 – adult, and especially relevant to today’s busy society. It tells the story of a little homeless girl, called Momo, with a special gift for listening. The villains of the story are the grey gentlemen. Sinister, silent, insidious, they work for the Time Bank, urging people to cut out unnecessary interaction in order to ‘save time’. Containing a powerful healing metaphor for our time, this is a book everyone needs to read. If you haven’t read it yet, read it with your child! I guarantee an interesting discussion will unfold – and these sorts of conversation are just what you want with your teen.
One day a customer entered our store and had on the most amazing necklace. Semi precious stones were placed together in a rainbow that sat glowing around her neck in such a way that showed the artistry of the maker. That we my first introduction to Little Rocks.
We are now honored to have this amazing jewellery in our store. These handmade treasures are locally made with individually selected semi precious stones each radiating their own individual qualities. We have necklaces and bracelets available for adults and children in a large assortment of colours and sizes, the perfect Mother’s Day gift. To see a selection of possibilities visit our Jewellery product page. What Little Rocks will you wear?
Posted in Gifts, Handmade Treasures, Little Rocks, Local Artists, Products
Tagged Bracelets, children's bracelets, children's necklaces, Gifts, Jewellery, Little Rocks, Necklaces, Semi Precious Jewellery, the honeyclock
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.
Posted in Activities, Art, Books, Children, Children's Picture Books, Craft, Craft & Activity Books, Holidays, Junior Fiction (incl readers), Parenting Books, Products, Spirituality & Self Development Books, The Honeyclock, Toys
Tagged Activities, Autumn, Bibra Lake, Crafts and Activities, Drawing, Games, Great Books, Great Coffee, Holiday Nourishment, Holidays, Honeyclock, Imaginative Play, Jigsaws, nourishment, Painting, Peaceful Atmosphere, Perth, Puzzles, the honeyclock, Toys, Wooden Toys
We really want you to know about two extremely helpful books to guide you on the joyous but tricky path of parenting: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne and Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls.
In a world growing ever more complex, the key message of Simplicity Parenting is that simplicity is what children need most. It is a wonderful book that I truly want every parent in the world to read! In essence, it’s about putting a protective boundary around childhood in order that children can grow up unencumbered by the weight of the adult world. It describes how to ease the pressures on children brought by too much ‘stuff’, too many choices, over-scheduling, and too much adult information. It is filled with illuminating and amusing anecdotes from the author’s professional and personal experience, written in a warm and friendly, no-nonsense style. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
New to the bookshelves is the latest contribution from Steve Biddulph, author of The Secrets of Happy Children and Raising Boys. This time, his attention has turned to girls – and the world that is forcing them to grow up too fast. Immensely readable, Steve Biddulph’s Raising Girls outlines the five stages of girlhood from birth to adulthood and offers warm, practical advice for all the big issues facing girls today. If you have a daughter, this is an important book for you.
As the cooler Autumn mornings begin to turn your attention inward to the gentle task of creating, where will you begin? With new inspiration sent by changeable weather, with memories picked up from unfinished projects, longing to be completed or will you look within to see what new perspectives you can discover there. Where will you begin?
This term we offer you a sprinkling of workshops, from a free Creative Morning to a knitting workshop beginning with the humble square, soft pastel drawings: looking at ‘the tree’ in all of us and a talk on resilience, in you and your family. For full information see our workshop page.
Posted in Anne Williams, Creative Mornings, Jane Maywood, Lesley Cotter, Sphagni, Workshops
Tagged Anne Williams, Art workshops, Bibra Lake, Building Resilience, Creative mornings, Drawing, Jane Maywood, Lesley Cotter, nourishment, Pastel Drawing Courses, Pastel Drawing Workshops, Sara Hemphill, Square by Square, the honeyclock, Workshops, Workshops Term 2
More and more often we hear from people who are looking for support and help in their everyday lives for themselves, their children, their families and friends. With feelings of a world pressing in on us and so much over stimulation we look for relief. A product we always recommend is Sphagni. Wearing Sphagni provides a boundary and feels like you are covered in a special membrane, filtering external circumstances, stimuli and experiences. Sphagni is blended with plant oil emulsions each adding their own unique assisting qualities: Rose, Lavendulae, Santili (Sandalwood), Hyperici, Rosemary, Citri and Eucalypti.
For more information see our Sphagni page.
Posted in Bodycare, Sphagni
Tagged Bodycare, nourishment, Peat Moss, Sphagni, Sphagni Citri, Sphagni Eurcalypti, Sphagni Hyperici, Sphagni Lavender, Sphagni Lemon, Sphagni Rose, Sphagni Rosemary, Sphagni Sandalwood, Sphagni Santili, Support