It's no secret that I love to craft. I've always been a creative person and the more creative I am, the more creativity I get. There's no stopping it. But I think it's a good thing :)
Every year, since I turned 20, I seem to go through some changes right before my birthdays. Weather it's deciding on a life altering change, or something smaller like a makeover. There's always been something. I've made some of my biggest life decisions around my birthdays, and it's always paid off. I've always had strong instincts, very strong. And sometimes, my decisions seem to make no sense, but I'd always follow my instincts, even if I had no clear vision of the end results, and it's always worked out in my favour.
Fast forward to the beginning of September. Less than a week before my 33 birthday. I wake up one morning with an uncontrollable urge to create some very different things than what I had been making. It stemmed from the desire to explore myself creatively as a person, as a woman, and not just feel like a mom who creates Waldorf items. Of course, I still love all things Waldorf, and will continue to operate Petals and Sunshine. No doubt about it. I still love to inject our home with Waldorf inspired items, crafts and traditions, such as our nature table and all the different seasonal activities.
But I have been craving more. I AM more. And I've been feeling a bit stuck creatively sometimes.
That's why I decided to open a second Etsy shop, so I could expand my horizons, have more freedom. I had a clear vision of what I was going for. Just no clear vision of where it's going to take me. But I trust that it's the right decision, my gut never lies.
And so, Woodland Spirit was born.
Woodland Spirit is an earthy and magical world for free spirits. It's a bit earthy, a bit fairy, a bit magical and a bit bohemian/hippy.
I am starting to make some animal spirits (totems), something I've been very drawn to for a while now.
I also taught myself to make dream catchers and love how creating these is all about going with the flow. I just go piece by piece, layering, until I get the desired effect.
I find it very soothing making these and definitely inject lots of positive thoughts while making them.
I am still in the process of adding items to the shop and crystals will be part of the shop soon as well, but it's open for business! And I hope you'll like it!
*Note, I moved my individual wands to the new shop, as I felt it was very fitting there.
To celebrate this new addition, I am doing a
This marble wand and woodland spirit polymer clay pendant in bronze colour are up for grabs.
You don't have to follow on Instagram, but if you'd like to follow my creative process and get updates for this new shop, you can find me under woodlandspiritgirl.
Congratulations to Penny! I will contact you :)