I know I'm not the only one with a case of cabin fever these days due to the record low temperatures this winter. So after being sick for a few weeks I'm doing my very best to keep warm and busy, it's a bit of a challenge with the "busy" part this winter because I'm more apt to want to read a good book under a cozy throw or find a movie with Melanie (home for winter break from college) and escape a bit. I have a feeling my sweet daughter would find more thrills back in her "home away from home" NYC dorm life than here for sure, but hopefully in a couple weeks I'll feel a hint of Spring and feel rejuvenated. I'm hopeful ;) I wish so hard for the first couple magical snowfalls and then admittedly, I am done. Onto the next breath of fresh air and season ahead. In the meantime, I did get a little bit accomplished this January. Very little though..... ;)
A few sweet miniatures made for an upcoming bakery project....
I decided to make curtain/shades (above) for the bakery windows from cotton burlap and they made me smile ;)
A few warm nights by a fire with movies on....and a couple days were spent making homemade soap with Mel. I loved this easy and rewarding craft project! Thanks to a Pinterest search: "Homemade goats milk soap" and we were off and running ;) I also enjoyed another great escape... A little retail therapy. Again, I didn't have to go too far on the snow packed roads, but instead, right to Susan Branch's online shop. I've wanted these sweet lambs below for awhile for the mantel and I finally treated myself to them. Aren't they wonderful? Every time I look at them, I think of the sweet Spring ahead!
Because of all our snow lately and beyond freezing temps, it's harder getting motivated to get out and about. But I was ready with my new Hunter boots when they were called for... I love Hunter! And I was happy I had some nice shopping excursions to wear them out and about besides walking around the slushy town. Melanie and I love this antique and reproduction shop a few miles away and it was a nice escape for a day.
I would like one of everything! ;) I picked myself up some treats, but I also get so many ideas for minis when I'm out too....
I bought this candle too , it smells like the ocean and is perfect for a sensory vacation in the middle of winter. This is how I'll get through the cold, pretend pretend pretend!! :)
Green depression glass Celtic S&P shakers came home with me too...
Now it's time to focus on the beautiful season ahead for me... Hurry Spring! Hmmm, but it's not even February you say!?! Yes lol, I know, but because I do have to work on the Spring issue of Mini-ologie, I luckily will be living in that frame of mind. ;)
Dreaming of roses, Spring flowers, light colors, shabby loved pieces, delicious sweet bakeries, and magical beautiful things from real life into miniature forms for everyone to see!
I hope your winter is finding you in less snow than we have, and warmer temperatures than here! If not, you're not alone, so let's hang in there together!! A little trip to the book store helps a bit too, I gathered up some Spring inspiration there and this one below was just the perfect one for me! I think you'll love it too!
Hugs and love sweet friends!! xox