About Me and The Sweet Little Wood

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I’m so glad your here now the fun can start!  I’m not much of a Wild Rumpus sort of person though so I will probably be sitting over there under that shady tree cutting paper doodles, knitting or contemplating the Fibonacci sequence in a pine-cone I uncovered in the long grass.  I would love for you to join me but of course if you are a Wild Rumpus sort of critter I will also be enjoying the show!

I wanted to just take a moment to tell you the story of how the Sweet Little Wood blog got planted.  I’m an American girl, born in a little town in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.  I grew up with a sense of freedom in the wild; a feeling of complete and utter relaxation under a canopy of trees watching the sun rise, arc and set and being bathed in the beauty of an unpolluted starlit sky.  One day while I was still quite young and visiting a far away place I had tipped off my shoes to wander down a stream just to see where it may go.  From a bridge above my head a British boy mistook me for (and did in fact call me) a Troll: fortunately he soon realized his mistake as I smiled rather than gobbling him up.  He didn’t know it at that moment – it took him another three days to realize and me little while longer- that some sort of magic had happened when I passed under his bridge with my feet in the water.  It was lucky for ME that this prince- for that’s what he was to me- wanted me to be his princess.  It was unlucky for HIM that when he realized it on the third day and asked if  he could keep me I said no.

The long and short of it was that: naturally we married and naturally we progressed to having three princesses of our own. We spent a long time living in his place even further away from my sweet forests and unpolluted starlit night.  His world was full of crispy rain cleaned air,  grassy hills and beaches.  It was beautiful and in it we learned how to be good for each other, raise our children in a peaceful environment and we are still learning how become people that we ourselves would like to know.  We decided while we lived in his far away land- at a point when our life was good but night skies were cloudy and our woods were bare of leaves- to move and be closer to the forests, mountains and skies of my younger life.   We wanted our children to value both our worlds.  And that is how we have come to be here in an even tinier town in the coastal mountains of California.  My Prince (we will call him M.), our three princesses (we will call them K., E., and J.) and I are reveling in a place of small woodlands, Redwood groves beaches and clear unpolluted starlit nights.

This is my very own Sweet Little Wood- a place I’ve created where I can share my love for making  things by hand, nature, books, art and whatever other little things cross my mind.  This Little Wood looks new but was growing in another place during a different phase of our life. I would really like to hear from you.  Please feel free to comment on my posts- I read all comments though I may not always respond on the page.  If you want to have a chat with me you will find the way to reach me behind the tiny pink envelope on the side of the blog page.  I am growing Sweet Little Wood into a business from scratch as a way of giving my mind and hands something constructive to do so there will be a little about that too- though I promise not to bombard you with endless business postings or plugs for my shop because I know that I soon get bored with blogs that do that I that’s the last thing I want here.

 My family will feature in the fun as will my faith because between them they hold my whole life and love: everything else is just embellishment!

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xx

Joanna

4 thoughts on “About Me and The Sweet Little Wood

    • Thank you Pam! The Sierra Nevadas are so beautiful to me too. I never knew if it was just me loving them as home or if their beauty was universal: I think they are the best place on earth!

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