What does one do when it's just a bit too cold to spend any extended period of time outside? When the snow blows and stings the face?
Naturally, the paints and markers and watercolor pencils are pulled out of the cupboard and find a permanent resting spot on the dining table. The wooly projects fly off the needles at a much faster speed than usual. Kitchen science experiments are conducted over and over again. Soft wool is pulled out to be played with and made into pretty felted creations.
These have been our days. Filled to the brim with much creativity, much creating. Yes, this winter of ours might be long and hard, but we're going to take full advantage of the extra time indoors and the abundance of art supplies in our cupboard. And this is, admittedly, one of my favorite ways to pass time. Well, I shouldn't say to pass time, but rather to live in the moment. Color. Wool. Paints. Canvas. I really do feel most alive, most energized, when I'm creating and when I see my children doing the same.
And I wanted to send a special thank you to Staci from Life at Cobblestone Hill Farm. She recently had a giveaway, and, good gracious, I was one of the winners! My box of her handmade soaps arrived over the weekend, and they are so beautiful and so yummy-smelling. Thank you so much, Staci!
Looking for a quick and easy hat to knit? I whipped up a Lima hat with Rowan Lima over the weekend and even got started on a second.
Although we have lots of wool batting laying around, Lily made the little felted flower picture using the Artterro Needle Felting Kit. (affiliate link)
If you haven't signed up for my giveaway yet, be sure to go here and do so!