3 February 2013
Candlemass, Vikings, and Arty Stuff
My beautiful journal prompt cards from Daisy Yellow came yesterday (Etsy shop here) and Jenna and I spent some time earlier playing with them. Art materials - and journalling inspiration - are a great favourite to grab when life has been very up and down and I'm feeling a bit lost. We made these pages from some paintings Jenna half-finished when she was much smaller.
The budget this month is going to be *so* much tighter than last month (planning ahead not being my strong suit, and the car needing work doing to get it through its MOT) but I did so enjoy spending the extra money from my fledgling indie dyeing business on art and craft bits, books, and one new outfit for each of the bigger girls. Rowan's dress came yesterday too, and of course she absolutely did NOT want to save it for Easter (and who can blame her):
We are definitely in a period of high-tide learning here, too, and in spite of me attempting to prod them towards Candlemass/Imbolc crafts and activities, I instead still have a house full of little Vikings. One of them pinched my drop spindle, and demonstrated again that she is considerably more proficient in its use than I am. They also baked their ancient-recipe loaf, insisted on eating period-appropriate foods all day, and did some weaving once I finally sat down and set up little lolly-stick looms for them.
Oh, I did persuade them to make candles with me. And they took very little persuading to eat candle-shaped snacks (though they were very annoyed with me that they "weren't Viking" - I pointed out that Vikings certainly would have eaten chocolate wafers if they could get them, and anyway, watching Muppets From Space after lunch wasn't a really Viking activity, either)!
Also, I have no logical reason for finishing this post with a picture of yarn. I just love the colours. :)