Betsy- I am a mother of two girls, one is seven years and the other six months. I live in Los Angeles, and therein, I try to create a simple life for my children. I hold classes for young children and their parents out of my home in Hollywood. I am very interested in my own spiritual development and all things childhood, and I am particularly attracted to the work of Rudolf Steiner as well as the many gifted mamas his work has inspired down the line.
This Cosy Life- What inspires your creations?
Betsy- I suppose childhood itself. I like to focus on the slightest of natural wonders through a child's eyes, which makes me humbly awe struck by the vast beauty of nature. I really love crafts made from wool because they seem to retain the etheric nature of childhood and give a glimpse of the unprocessed world.
This Cosy Life- How do you balance 'making' with mothering?
Betsy- Fortunately I teach a Waldorf-inspired mommy and me, where the mamas craft alongside the babies, so this particular pumpkin was dyed and needle felted alongside a warm fire with a group of lovely mamas and babies. Also, I find crafting is the easiest way to be with my older daughter. Fortunately, she loves crafting as well, particularly wool felting. So the answer is, I include them.
This Cosy Life- Thank you so much for for joining us for Meltdown Monday!
Today Betsy is giving away this lovely hand dyed and needle felted wool pumpkin.
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