By rachelle 42 Comments
September 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm
I was just thinking of trying these out. Would love to win!
September 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm
I am absolutely in LOVE with Emilie’s creative home. So inspiring!!! Our next project is to work on our backyard, I will definitely be inspired by yours! Thank you so much for sharing.
September 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm
Those stumps look like so much fun!
September 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm
The Stump Park is fantastic! And so is your mudpie kitchen! Thank you for offering the Ferbys!
September 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm
Her tip on letting go and being flexible is so key. Thank you for an inspiring interview. I’m not on instigram but I’m always looking for playful natural spaces. I will have to check it out now.
September 4, 2012 at 1:29 am
I’m so inspired by this whole post! I’ve been wanting some stumps to play with in our yard for a while. We have a vintage table that looks just like Emilie’s art table, and I’ve been wondering what to do with it. I think I’ve just found the perfect use. Thank you so much for sharing these photos.
September 4, 2012 at 2:29 am
Love this post!
Heidi wolf says
September 4, 2012 at 3:56 am
Thanks! Great post.love all Emilia ideas and lovely inspiration!
September 4, 2012 at 4:16 am
Great post! I love the use of tree stumps!!
September 4, 2012 at 5:56 am
Great story….so inspirational!!! My daughter would love to try these out. She just showed an interest in drawing and coloring:)
September 4, 2012 at 8:42 am
What a dreamy backyard… Lucky boys! Thanks for offering this giveaway, those pencils look perfect for my mandala coloring hobby!
September 4, 2012 at 9:59 am
I am so inspired by the stump playground! I think we need one in our backyard.
September 4, 2012 at 10:00 am
That is awesome!
Jennifer Ilardi says
September 4, 2012 at 10:20 am
Pretty inspiring! It’s amazing how getting organized and connected with nature can make your soul feel good!
September 4, 2012 at 10:29 am
Omigoodness, TWO sun rooms! That’s wonderful. Your home is so comfortable, warm, inviting, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your living/loving/creating space with us, and have a wonderful delivery when its time to welcome your new little one!!
–Rebecca and Rowan.
Joyce @Childhood Beckons says
September 4, 2012 at 11:14 am
Those are such gorgeous and inspiring play spaces! I really love the backyard! We’ll be working on our yard this fall and can’t wait to do something else with tree stumps Thank you for sharing your fantastic spaces.. and thank you for such a fantastic giveaway.
September 4, 2012 at 11:21 am
Thanks for the post. So many things to be inspired by.
Tricia O. says
September 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Beautiful space you have created there. What lucky boys!! My guys would LOVE that tree stump play area, but we’ll settle for the great colored pencils ;o)
M Wall says
September 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Love the stump playground! So creative! And my son would love the pencils.
September 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm
What fabulous things happening there! Thanks for the chance at what look like wonderful pencils!
Carla Reed says
September 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm
Very inspiring interview! The one area where I feel I’m lacking is my outdoor space. Houston is so hot and swampy, I find it difficult to create a fun, inviting, and comfortable playscape for my son.
My Barefoot Angel says
September 5, 2012 at 9:50 am
I love the outdoor kitchen, am so inspired to create one for my kids as they love to use natural materials as play food. So awesome to have the tree stumps!
September 5, 2012 at 11:34 am
What an inspiring post!
September 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm
The stump park is the best backyard play area I have seen in a long time. Thanks for this inspiring interview and for the giveaway.
September 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm
Wonderful. I want to set up something like your wood stumps in my back yard. I can’t remember where I saw it but someone mentioned you can paint old wooden salad bowls for mushroom caps but your bowl idea is equally good! I was wondering where you got the colored masking tape and dispenser? Would love to add that to our art station.
September 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm
I’m not sure where Emilie found her tape, but I have something similar (maybe the same?!) from Discount School Supply: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-5361433-10651292?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.discountschoolsupply.com%2FProduct%2FProductDetail.aspx%3Fproduct%3D3679&cjsku=3679
Emilie Brehm says
September 6, 2012 at 8:37 am
We used vintage enamelware bowls and metal pie plates as our mushroom caps — but wooden bowls would work well, too!
Our tape dispenser has been so popular with the boys — it’s very similar to the one Rachelle linked to, but ours is from Lakeshore Learning Co. We have 1/2″ tape, which works well for “drawing” with tape and tape collage. I would like to add a 1″ dispenser, too, though. http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/seo/ca|productSubCat~~p|2534374302176319~~f|/Assortments/Lakeshore/ShopByCategory/artscrafts/gluetapeadhesives.jsp
September 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm
September 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm
Love all the great ideas to inspire creativity….especially the outdoor ones for the boys.
September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Love all of the creativity that’s encouraged here. This is definitely an inspiration for me to incorporate some of the same with my two boys–thanks:)
September 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm
I love reading through all of your comments and I’m so happy that Emilie’s ideas resonate with so many of you. Thank you again, Emilie, for opening up your home to us.
September 6, 2012 at 12:48 am
Love the park!!
September 6, 2012 at 8:32 am
Thank you all for the great comments about our home and yard! How fun to be able to share it with you all — thanks again, Rachelle, for inviting me to do so! xo, emilie
September 6, 2012 at 9:26 am
Love the stumps! Wow!
September 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm
Love your home Emilie! I’m so glad I stumbled over here to read your interview. We love Ferbies and could always enjoy a set! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home and learning environment. ~Nichole
September 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Love your home, Emilie! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! We love Ferby pencils and could always enjoy a new set as ours are a couple of years old! All the best, Nichole
Amanda Riley says
September 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm
I love this and find the setup and materials so inspiring! Thanks for a beautiful interview and opportunity for winning some great art supplies!
September 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm
This was a wonderful and inspiring read! Thank you for sharing. I love that the kids can just be kids and have some much fun outside and creatively at your house! This gives me more ideas for making a home and great memories with our little guy!
Heather Brooks says
September 8, 2012 at 8:40 am
I am absolutely in love with the Waldorf philosophy and try to implement it as much as possible in our own home.
Nichole Garden says
September 8, 2012 at 10:48 am
Wow I’m inspired!
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