Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Have Been Bit by the Creative Bug


I have been in a bit of a crafty mood as of late. I think it all started with the workings with my willow twigs. They somewhat inspired me. Although the crafts that came forth from them were not necessarily spectacular, they had meaning to me and it was good to put the leftover twigs to some kind of use. I still have a basket full of the left over twigs and more still scatter the ground. I think the remaining twigs will go towards the building of my fairy village I have wanted to create for some time now.

Each day I walk my yard and the area under the tree house is quickly awakening to spring. The sweet Williams are pushing their head outs, reaching towards the sunlight as well as the lily bulbs that I planted last fall. They are cluttered with an abundance of dried leaves and such that have fallen and blown through the earlier fall and winter months. I think the weather is warm enough now that I can clear the debris out and allow the plants to spread abit.

I have gathered stones along with my sticks for the area. I think when all is said and done the fae will enjoy their renovations. I noticed that the primrose has sprouted as well as the foxglove. I also purchased three new rose bushes to plant and I have been thinking if there is any way I could plant one of them near this location. I am not sure if they will receive enough sunlight; yet the color and aroma is something I am sure the fae would enjoy.

I have also convinced Vincent to let me plant a small plot for vegetables and some additional herbs. Of course this means we will need to purchase a rototiller so that I can start working the ground. Goodness but I have sympathy for those in years before when such things were not available. I am also excited about the new piece of equipment as it will also allow me to till the perimeter of the bottom yard and plant the bachelor buttons I have been wanting to plant for some time now. It would be just my luck to get this place just the way I like it and then move…

Another craft I have been toying with is the making of sachets and/or charms. I have sent a couple of these out to friends and am still playing around with different ideas. I have missed sewing with my machine. I still have many projects that I need to work on.

I do not know where all this creativeness is coming from or really what I will do with it all. Even my runes have been calling me again and I am eager to work with creating some new sets. Quite possibly it is the coming of spring and the newness that it always seems to bring. This last winter was definitely one of hibernation for me. I became quiet and drawn into myself and it seemed that the creative juices stopped for a bit…

Yet finally that seems to be something that is slowly changing. So many of you have given me new ideas and suggestions as to what I could do.. I thank you all for that. Inspiration is the only word that best sums it up. And then of course there is always my craft of cooking and my kitchen. The area I seem to feel most at home with and my ability seems to flow most freely. I have been trying new recipes and ideas and I am hoping to be sharing many of them with you in the coming months as they all involve fresh items, from vegetables to fruit and herbs.

I am hoping that this is not merely a phase that I am going through but something of a new area for me as it has been nice to keep myself busy. What kind of things have you been working on as of late? Are there new crafts that you have created? Have you started your summer garden? Maybe it has not become quite warm enough and you are just browsing through those wonderful seed catalogs that grace our mail this time of year. Whatever it is I wish you joy with your new creations.
Blessings



10 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

WOW! How inspiring, how exciting. Being active creates more energy.

Your creativity will bless each of us.

Life change for me, reconciliation with husband. Adjusting to more couple time, less "me" quite and meditative time. My creative writing and poetry seems temporarily dry. The wheel will turn again.

My hearth and home skills are renewing and I am enjoying this! We just purchased a fifth wheel travel trailer and will be traveling a far after the house sells. For the time being we will take a few trips.

I always enjoy my visits, your offerings are meaningful!

Blessings.

Linda in New Mexico said...

How lovely that you are acting upon your creative energies. It is in the doing that we find the joy of who we are. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't it wonderful when the creative sap starts to rise again? And rototilling? Woo hoo!

Crystalrainbow said...

This creative bug is catching lol ive just been like you this winter hidden away but looking forward to spring is giving me the nudge to get creative and of course we will soon be in the garden getting creative there too ..... enjoy your wonderful creative times x x x im loving the sound of your fairy village cant wait to hear more

mxtodis123 said...

I used to love making sachets. Life has been so busy that I have totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me. This is something that I still can do.
Mary

Kristen said...

crafting has always been a part of me but it does seem to bloom more as winter fades. I won't be able too plant my garden for a while but I have plans for my favorite veggies and herbs (which I have never tried) I hope it lasts for you because it is good therapy.

SilverFox said...

Such an inspiring post! I too feel Spring is beginning to affect more than just the outdoors. We're still chilly here off and on and snow, but it's beginning to warm and melt and I simply cannot wait!
I have been basically throwing myself into Wiccan studies. I am doing drawings and research and some online courses and hope to start our garden this year!

Teresa said...

You certainly have been very busy and creative. I started making goat milk soap over the winter, and I am really enjoying this. It just seems so hard to find the time to do all the creative things I want to do.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I think the coming spring has inspired you!!!! What a lovely sachet! Even the simplest of crafts are lovely. The creations you made from your willow twigs were astounding. I cannot wait to see what other creative renderings spring forth from your heart. All art truly comes from the heart. Best of luck to you as you create your garden. The best part is always planning what will go into it. :) Theresa

Epiphany Star said...

Your willow, sachet, card at the top are fabulous!! Creativity is like breathing...we breathe out and create art, and we breath in and gather inspiration and expand our vision...Go with the flow :)