With Spring only three weeks away (wahoo!) it might seem a little silly to be sharing some of the things I made for Winter but, well, here they are anyway. This is a mélange of images from various times throughout the Winter season. This season I tried adding arms and hands to my peg doll gnomes, and it was a big hit with certain small persons who live in this house. The little felted mouse in a basket was made by my friend Tarah and no children are allowed to touch it (j/k…maybe).
I’m not really into “home decorating,” especially given that it’s enough of a challenge just to keep the place clean with a toddler around. But, I do really like to make things — in other words, I like to craft. I decided that I’d like to share some of things I’ve crafted and the little spaces I’ve created around the house. My decorating impulses tend to mirror the seasons and I love bringing bits of the natural world into my home, both with found objects and with those I create.
I feel like I really lost touch with “nature” during my late teens and early- to mid-twenties. The house we rented when we first moved to Walpole was in a very rural area, and living there re-awakened my sense of wonder and helped me to re-learn the rhythm of the seasons. I feel so lucky to have had that experience because it truly changed my life. I now feel much more myself, and I think a lot of that can be attributed to my reconnecting with the natural world.