Mother Earth

Last Thanksgiving, K’s preschool had a celebration. All the families were invited. They decorated the school with paintings and drawings the kids had done. It looked charming. On a wall, they displayed pictures the children had drawn, entitled ‘What I am thankful for’. The teacher wrote a thanksgiving note from each child under his/her drawing. It was a lovely idea, a collage of what is important to our children. Some were thankful for their dolls, some their dads, some their mommy’s soup. K’s drawn picture was of a beautiful blue and green earth. Her dictated words said, “I am thankful for Mother Earth.” This is my Mother Earth. She is my first attempt at a large soft sculpture and I can’t believe how much I love her. It is amazing how she just came forth from the wool, she emerged.

I decided that I can’t keep everything I make. I have to free the joy in passing my creations on, make space for new creations to emerge. I put her on Etsy over the weekend and she is going to a new home. She was my first sale. I am delighted and sad all in one. Delighted that someone saw her beauty enough to want her. Sad that she is no longer mine. I am so proud of her. Thank you, Mother Earth.

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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. She’s beautiful! Congrats on your first Etsy sale. :)

  2. A beautiful Mother Earth! :)

  3. Wow, she is amazing. i can’t believe you made that. My son received a beautiful ball for christmas made with felt and had his name on it and i couldn’t believe how wonderful it was. .. i see that there is so much more to be made! I will have to find you on etsy. I want mother earth though!!

  4. She is really special and you are very talented. I think I want to leard how to do this needle felting.

    Congratulations on your sale.

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