I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the story of Sadako and the thousand paper cranes, but I heard it as a child, and it really made an impression on me. For one, it stuck out to me as a plea for peace in an imperfect world, but for another, it spoke to me about hope.
fernweh — (n.) a homesickness for a place you’ve never been; a longing to travel, an ache for distance. // heimweh — (n.) a desire for going home, the longing for return
These two German words may be opposites, but I feel like I inhabit both of them equally. When I’m home, I’m dreaming of far off locales, but when I’m travelling, a part of me longs for home. In order to tackle this fernweh/heimweh cycle, I decided that I wanted to ground myself and mark where home was. I was cleaning out my car when I found some old maps, and I decided this would be a perfect project!
Ever since I stumbled across time lapse videos of pottery, I’ve really wanted to take some classes and try it for myself. I knew that it would be way harder than the videos made it seem, but I wasn’t quite prepared for how much I would enjoy it!
In recent years, my church has had a Christmas Carnival, and this year, I was helping with the craft table! This mini toque was a super easy craft shown to me by my friend, and it was a hit with all the visiting children!
Is it finally acceptable to talk about Christmas? I’m not the light-up-Christmas-sweater-wearing type, but I do love the good energy that builds in this winter season as people get in the giving spirit. Related to that, I always seem to need gift labels. This was a fun way to repurpose old gift cards and make something functional all at once!
I actually did this Give-Away back at the beginning of July for my birthday, but I realized that I never wrote it up! I wanted to mix it up and do something a little different, so I was offering the chance to win a custom string art that the winner got to design!
This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, and in the spirit of it, I thought I would try some new autumn baking recipes! I’ve never worked with pumpkin before, but my friends assure me that it is a very yummy ingredient.
I tried to clean my room this summer, and in the process I found a lot of t-shirts that were too sentimental for me to donate, but too old to be worn. As a result, I decided to look into ways to repurpose them!
I was feeling quite nostalgic this week, so I thought I’d throw it back to something I used to do a lot in elementary school! My friends and I used to fold origami stars a lot, and when we got a little older, we realized that if we filled glass jars with them, they made for excellent gifts and decor!