Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Crafting with Nature



A nature walk is not complete without bringing home a few treasures. There are days my pockets come home full of rocks, my hands carry sticks and there might be a few flowers or pine cones tucked in the other pocket. You would think the collecting would get old, but no, every day little treasures come home with us.

We decided to do some crafting with all these treasures. Little twig reindeer were glued together, Reece's with a red nose and googly eyes. And then little pine cone people were made up. Reece had the chance to practice his hand stitching on the hat and then had a go at using the hot glue gun.

The best part about crafting with Reece now is that we work side by side, creating. He might need a little help to thread the needle and get the stitching started, but then he takes over, chatting away to me the whole time. We talk, we laugh, he tells stories and I listen. We are not only creating, we are nourishing each other, filling our buckets. I can feel mine fill up sitting with him as we make together and I know from the look in his eyes and the smile on his face, that his bucket is filling up too.

Gathering, creating, nourishing...who knew a little afternoon of nature crafting could mean so much.

20 comments:

  1. Those are just darling! I sympathize with your pockets. When it's time for laundry there is always a small forest worth of nature finds in my pockets ;) be well.

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    1. Thanks! Oh yes, the pieces I find on laundry day are numerous :)

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  2. It is so wonderful when they get to that stage of creating side-by-side. I find that is when some of the best conversations happen.
    We alwasys come home from our hikes with pockets full as well. You made adorable creations with your nature finds!

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    1. It really is wonderful Dawn and I am enjoying it so much.

      Thank you!

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  3. I can't decide which I love more the deer or the people! Both are adorable and what a fun way to incorporate the outside with the holidays :)

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  4. Oh my goodness! Could those reindeer be any cuter!?

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  5. Oh how lovely!
    Wonderful crafting!

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  6. aaaamazing! you are such a creative mama.
    please come over and visit today for a giveaway.
    I think you will like it.
    XOXOX

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  7. oh my! We have found a new craft for next week! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. We so often have to escape the desert and go up into the mountain so we can collect things other than rocks and dried seed pods. I love these little reindeer!

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  9. Those are so fun! All of them! Those days of crafting side by side are ones I am in no rush to get to but am really looking forward to when they do come! :)

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    1. They are pretty darn amazing Sara, so very special.

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