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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~


Saturday, December 21, 2019

Winter Solstice

I love creating & anything hand made, especially at Christmas time, is my favourite gift to give {and receive}.
From my hands, with someone in mind, creating something that has special meaning.
My daughter adores pugs … so I painted a little wooden disc and created a keepsake box.
When something is made by hand,
you feel the soul that went into it.
These little wooden discs were so much fun to paint.
I painted a few others and realized that they were the perfect size to top a candy dish!
Filled with caramels, mini candy canes, mints and other wrapped Christmas candies … 
Owl and moon
Coyote
Mother & child
"we must teach our children 
to smell the earth,
to taste the rain,
to touch the wind,
to see things grow,
to hear the sun rise
and night fall,
-to care"
~John Cleal~
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I loved the words of this beautiful quote

A box of old vintage spindles … painted,  make lovely candle holders :-D
Punch needle was a new hobby I took up this year.
Making up my own patterns, choosing colours and embellishing items made has been lots of fun.
Father Christmas holds a vintage key and lock
A little bit of furry fabric found had me thinking of toys
and "Gus" the elephant was created … 
The fabric was a little too "new" looking, so I went over the pile with scissors and then a razor
to take away a lot of the fluff. 
all that sewing left me with a few empty spools, so I decided to write out a little special message/scroll on brown craft paper & wrap it around the spool .

There was just enough fabric left after making Gus the elephant to create a mouse
who happily sits and waits for Christmas day
on a swing made from driftwood and twine.
{he still awaits some embellishing … I have a nice old bell to add & he may hold a tiny Christmas tree or stocking {still thinking}  … 
All that beach walking has provided me with lots of wild crafting material.
Made with Love & Gratitude a painted heart shaped stone, driftwood and bits and pieces of grapevine.
*Happy Winter Solstice *