Sunday, February 19, 2012
This is not a tutorial.
The first part of our weekend was all big city, bright lights, late night, family, friends, fun, fun, fun.
Today we've tried to take it easy. To spend time together at home. To ground ourselves. To have a slow day in preparation for the fast week to come.
We spent a bit of this afternoon making decorations for our kitchen garden. Prettying up the pea and bean stakes. Wrapping wool around sticks.
It was good simple fun.
A great way to use up all the colourful yarn scraps I've been amassing.
Fun time together as a family.
A crafty activity suitable for young and old.
A way to marry wool and nature (I love that combo).
A way to really be together, winding, talking, telling, singing.
We tied a knot with a strand of wool and wound around and around and around.
Some liked neat wraps and others prefered big gaps.
We could probably use beads and bells and sequins and other crafty bits too next time.
I'm totally in the mood to wrap now.
I've been walking around the farm looking at all the potential wrap situations: trees, the uprights in the garage, chairs, stools, bits of the chooken houses, mobiles...
And the newly colourful bean patch makes me so happy every time I walk past.
I have no idea how long my kids will be happy spending a few hours like this, but while they still are, I'll certainly be making the most of it.
I hope you've had a great weekend. Have you done anything special?
Have you been wrapping?
Do you think you might?
What do you think you might wrap?
I hope your week this week is surprising and fabulous.