I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't fall back to sleep. I was thinking about how I needed to do a Kickstarter update and let people know where things were at. I was wondering how all 3 children made it into our bed last night and how it was no wonder I was awake-I was running out of bed real estate. I was debating on making some cupcakes for Charlie to take to his first day of pre-school today in celebration of his birthday last Sunday. So at 5:00 I decided to just get up. There's something to be said for getting up early while everyone else is still fast asleep (don't be fooled- this will probably never happen again.) So I came down, turned on the kettle, made myself some chamomile honey herbal tea and sat down at the computer. Minutes later I heard the sound of little footsteps above me. Kate came down, asked for some hot chocolate and a clementine. I threw a few more logs onto the fire, got her settled under a blanket and put on Charlie & Lola for her. And here I am.
I was thinking that it's been way too long since I've been here in this space and how much I have missed it. Did I really skip over Halloween? These last few months have been a blur and now it's almost December. Wasn't it just August?? Thanksgiving was so good. We had great friends over and I ate the most scrumptious candied ginger & cranberry sauce that I have ever had. Still thinking about it. The flurry of the holidays are upon us. What a wonderful time of year. Chris was able to get our things out of our storage unit in Los Angeles and arrived home with them a week ago, driving non-stop from SLC to MA in less than 2 days (thanks for co-piloting, Nathaniel!) We've been busy unpacking and feeling so grateful to be reunited with our things. I got a little tear when I laid eyes on my kitchenaid. Seriously. We only brought what fit into our minivan so it's been a bit bleak these past 5 months. Charlie will be starting pre-school today which is something I have anxiously waited for these last few months. He will finally be able to get the therapies he needs (speech, occupational, developmental) while at school. He has made a lot of progress since we left LA 5 months ago but there is still much needed to do and we are feeling hopeful.
I participated in my first ever craft fair (kind of nerve wracking!) and have a some holiday goodies left that I will put up in my etsy shop today for anyone who might be interested. Wool felt holly & ivy 6' garlands, wool christmas trees & ornaments.
It's 6:30 now. All 3 children are up and I think I've still got some time to get some cupcakes into the oven for Charlie. See you soon! xoxo
Hi there! Long time no chat! Things have been very busy here which I will catch you up on soon, but I wanted to let you know about an awesome wet felting workshop that the talented and amazing Nicole & Emily are running again this year (it's been hugely successful in years past.) It's a 10-day online workshop that starts TOMORROW!
Here's a description of the course:
This is a fantastical, fun introduction to felting! During the course you will be shown the nitty-gritty of what turns fluffy piles of wool into magical felted goods.
With that knowledge you will be guided to make several variations of felt for our projects:round felt beads, a layered felt flower, a flat felt scarfette and a dimensional felt mobile-phone pouch, as well as a couple of fun bonus projects.
Armed with your new skills you will be ready to felt your little hearts out (warning: felting is higly addictive!) and fall in love with this delicious artform. Even if you have felted before, this workshop is definitley going to have you saying "AH-HA!"
If you are looking to make homemade gifts this year for the holidays you really can make some amazing gifts out of felt. I'm signing up to take the course (wet felting is something I know nothing about and am excited to learn!) Hope to see you there! XO