where do i start?. i think it will be with the trees i have just added to my shop. little wish trees which i adore making!. trees are very special to me and when we bought the house i was so happy to have eleven trees total on my property including a huge oak tree and some twin oaks. trees are a lot of work, we discovered this upon moving here in the fall!. i have made these little trees that don't need any work at all. i was inspired by this description of a wish tree :
"A Wish Tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Such trees are identified as possessing a special religious or spiritual value. By tradition, believers make votive offerings in order to gain from that nature spirit, saint or goddess fulfillment of a wish."
i have updated the shop this morning with the trees. there are also more dolls on the way. ones like 'polly' who is my new header star!. she is already on her way to her new home!.
i also think that bringing a little bit of colour into your home this time of year is extremely important for morale purposes, especially if you have been experiencing the weather we have been getting here!. last friday i was sitting on my chair looking outside into the back garden at one of my squirrel friends. if you know me then you know that squirrels and myself have a history as it were. i seem to find every broken squirrel and try to nurse it back to health. they really are fascinating little creatures. on friday my favourite little one was sitting enjoying the abundance of acorns in our garden.
come saturday our second major snowstorm this winter rolled on in leaving the entire neighbourhood looking like narnia...
and because old man winter is feeling especially cruel we have our third major storm on it's way this evening. another possible 25 inches of snow to cover my garden. i think i need to make a wish on one of the wish trees. possibly for less snow & a hope of not losing power!. stay safe & warm wherever you are right now.