I happened to be watching a Rick Steves show on Denmark and in the show they were describing a way of living that they had. It was called hyggelig (hoo.gl.ee). This hyggelig meant you always have a drink, some food, and at the very least a candle between you and your company. It meant feeling cozy at the very base translation of the word but actually much more, it was your surroundings without anything that would make you feel ill at ease or emotionally overwhelmed. It was actually the pursuit of serenity, of comfy, of homey, of anything that brought that warm fuzzy to your soul.
My jaw dropped at this Danish discovery of self. That one single word summed up the pursuit of my entire life. Hyggelig!!! This blog is about just that, all the things that make me feel hyggelig. My only hope is that they inspire you to find your own hyggelig too. Imagine a world full of hyggelig, just imagine...
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Gnomes For The Tree?
I have a sister in law that has a love of gnomes. So this year I decided to surprise her and her little family with a gnome all of their own for their tree. I used the old crafty clothespin doll ornament idea. I think it came out kinda cute.
Just cut the clothes from felt and glue or sew them on as needed. You can stuff the hat with cotton balls and then sew a loop of embroidery thread onto the top to hang it on the tree with.
I think this isn't the last of the clothespin creations to come. My mind is swimming with lots of ideas for these!