I do love winter. I enjoy summer too and am not sure which I prefer. I sometimes think that winter is a bit more 'me', more subdued and quiet than summer, that sometimes seems too brash and bold, the loud girl a the party.
As I've been missing from blogland for so long, I thought I'd do a winter catch up post, of wintry days indoors, sparkles, books to curl up and read and places to visit.
As we get snow here, unlike some parts of the world, I thought it could be nice for you to see some snow pics.
I drew the pic below for Eliska.
In a place where it sometimes reaches minus 15 during the day, you really need a good wood store. Our wood is in the barn in our garden.
I love being by the fire. It grounds me when I feel stressed or anxious.
I do love love love my polar bear candles.
I spend a lot of time reading. I read online a lot nowadays and don't read magazines often as I have to buy them from the UK. My friend brought me these over.
I bought this sticker book for Eliska, for those cold days when you need to snuggle up indoors. She loves the cold a lot though and is never happier than when she is rolling around in the snow.
I also got this amazing book for Eliska. It is a retelling of the Snow Queen with illustrations by Miss Clara, who I have long admired.
I love the illustration below which looks like a little necklace.
Gerda reminds me of Eliska.
When it's freezing outdoors, I do love to wander around the shops. This is the most beautiful of shops, a pure dream of a shop.
I love everything in it and would move in quite happily if they would let me!
Winter always seems a time to retreat and reflect, perhaps to think rather than do. I love to create a cosy atmosphere at home. Lamplight always creates warmth and homeliness. I found this lamp in my inlaws' attic. I painted it and I love it. The wolves remind me of Game of Thrones.
What would winter be without sparkle, the light in the dark, glitter on coaldust? I made this little fairy with a sparkly crown.
I saw the little cottage decorations in a shop before Christmas. I like the dusting of snow.
Eliska recieved a sparkly Peter Pan collared dress for Christmas.
Santa also brought a sparkly mask too.
So I've been wearing tights...
Eliska has been wearing hats, sometimes two at a time!
We wandered the streets in the city centre and found this magical rabbit in a shop window.
We also saw these lovely decorations in the shop of dreams at Christmastime.
I spotted this lovely logstore in our village and am rather envious of it.
I got some lovely things from Rose and Co for Christmas. I used to love going in the shop in Haworth. How sweet is the packaging?
Eliska also got this super cute bag for Christmas. I found it in Monsoon. I love that shop!
I made Eliska the dolly below,
I also made this doll .
I hope you enjoyed your wintry visit. Now curl up, close your eyes and dream.....