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Birthday Crown

Birthday season at our house has come to a close (whew!) and we celebrated Laurel yesterday.  Here's her crown.  I always make the birthday crown for the third birthday and she was proud to have hers.

Crown one

I put a mountain laurel by her initial.  It was a little tricky to work out, an umbrella-shaped flower, but I think it worked well.  In memory of her third birthday, I put on a cupcake, just like we made to celebrate the day.  We had rainbow papers to go on them.  And I sewed on a lantern to show that her birthday is just four days from Martinmas.  I remember the dark windy night she was born.  She was our new light that year!

Crown two

After five and a half years, I've finally opened my etsy shop for something besides kefir grains!  It feels a little nerve-wracking, but then I remember what I love about etsy--there's no hassling people to buy your items.  If they like them, they do!  If not, it's okay!  I'm hoping to add some more fun things soon.

Quilt Pillows

First up are these quilt square pillows.  I didn't sew the squares, but a local beloved quilter did and they came to me.  I would say that they've been sitting for twenty years or more, just waiting to be made into something!  It wasn't enough for a whole quilt, so I thought pillows would be lovely to display her beautiful work.  They're squares on both sides.  The two left ones represent identical pillows, with each side shown.

Big Gnomes

Here are the results of our stick gnomes, and they are in the shop, too.  It was truly a community effort, with a neighbor making the cuts on his saw (and offering to do more!), and the children helping, as well.  We took them to the woods for a nature school photo shoot.  They are fun little fellows and just right for hiding in a little corner or the toe of a Christmas stocking.

Wee Gnomes

Well, it's Work Day and we're heading to a cemetery to put new flowers on our family's graves. We've got to take advantage of what looks like the last warmish day! For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
Nov. 8th, 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
What a lovely birthday crown! Looks like you have been having a busy birthday time and two Scorpio children! My Scorpio daughter is very intense and passionate ( and lots of other lovely things too!). It's been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Good luck with the etsy shop. I love the gnomes! I am trying to track our gnomes down for my Martinmas nature table but no luck yet...might have to make some more! All the best Anna
Nov. 10th, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
Thank you for the well wishes!
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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