It's funny to me, with all the old homes we've lived in that this is our first house with a fireplace! It's something that I've always wanted, I'm a bit smitten with mantles. They're so homey and a great place for collections, for little treasures to gather together and find a home. My favorite collections are those that only stay with us for a season. They're fun to hunt & find, get returned to the outdoors when we're through, and a great reminder of the simple gifts we're surrounded by in these woods.
November 19, 2013
This is our first fall in the woods. While I've always enjoyed fall in the city, it didn't hold this much color. One of my favorite colors right now is yellow, and we've been immersed in it this fall. Yellow on the trees, on the grounds... large piles of bright yellow goodness to pile up & jump into. But, in the words of Frost, "nothing gold can stay." So how to best preserve these leaves to stay with us a little bit longer? With a little glycerin & paint, we've found a way. And we sewed with them too! But more on that later.
November 7, 2013
November 5, 2013
We're in the full swing of fall around here, including our first bout of the flu last week. Luckily all was well before Halloween- what would we do without All that candy? (wink)- but it meant many more snuggles and less time writing here. As I pick things up again this week, I thought I'd share some of our stick & leaf experiments. Our woods have been generous with both this fall, making up quite a lot of our play- and lots of our art-making too. This first leaf experiment was fun for both Isia & Billy, and easy to make too!