“While visions of sugar plums
danced in their heads” - Clement C. Moore
Yesterday, I hiked out into Big Wood and dug up some Princess Pine and planted them into tiny silver buckets for the girls. I wanted to give them something to remind them of our time together. I wanted to give them something ancient...
and something sparkly...
We drank our hot cocoa and discussed our projects for the morning.
Mighty M sang for us and Mighty E showed us the new medicine bag she bought.
Then we headed into Big Woods for a nature walk.
Feeling refreshed from our walk, we finished up our twine feather ornaments from last week.
We worked on our final project for the session, Visions of Sugarplums Talisman Necklace.
Talismans date back to antiquity and are believed to bring good luck or protection to the person who wears them.
We make talisman necklaces in every Mighty Girl Art gathering. The Mighty Girl talismans are meant to be symbolic to the girl who creates it.
The Sugar Plum Talisman is made of candy colored felted wool beads to represent the warmth and sweetness of life.
The knots represent the challenges we may face along the way. We add a power word to symbolize our vision for the coming year.
We finished our last session of the Wintry Workshop with S'mores....
Thank you, girls, for blessing me with your creativity, your stories, your songs, your poetry, your laughter and your presence. You are a gift!
I will look forward to seeing you this Summer.
Have a great Winter!
and rooted by love,
*If you too would like to make the projects seen in the Wintry Workshop, grab yourself a copy of the Mighty Wintry Workbook here...