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...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Good Glue And Mini Honey Man

After getting very frustrated with trying to use my regular crafting glue of choice on making my clothespin doll ornaments I gave up and went in search of a better glue for use with felt and wood. I found this FABRI-TAC at Joann's and it works tons better! It dries clear, grips and holds very quickly.

I asked my Honey what he wanted for valentine's day and to my surprise and delight (I like a challenge) he requested a little mini him in clothespin doll form. How fun! I'm just about done with him. I think I got it right; green wool hat, blue apple shirt with white undershirt, Nikes, red pants. All classic Honey!

Now to get onto making more Bavarians!