Thursday, January 13, 2011

waldeinsamkeit
















a book I finished last month. Waldeinsamkeit is the german word for "the feeling of being alone in the woods". Interesting that we don't have a word for that in english!
It took forever for me to find that little music box. I installed in into a cheap wooden box, which holds the book. Watch the video to hear the little song.

thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes. it's taking longer than expected to get my paypal changed to the right name (it's still my maiden name), so apologies for the long etsy delay.

30 comments:

shannanj said...

cutee:)

Tash said...

such an adorable idea, i love it.
and what a wonderful word

sara said...

i love hearing words in other languages that we don't have in english
this is adorable

Hannah Percyowl said...

Very cute - the music box is a great idea :)

Hiroko said...

It's gorgeous, I adore the video & I agree with sara, learning new words we don't have in English is always lovely.

CloudyKim said...

Wow! Thanks for introducing the word. I wish we did have something like that in the English language. Reminds me, though, of the fashion movement called Mori Girls in Japan. Have you heard of it?

I think the main idea is that, mentally and physically, these girls represent the mindset of wandering in the woods. It's very cool :)

The book is wonderful! I like the rain and the bear pictures the best.

Mani said...

This is adorable! And I love the box :)

Samantha said...

C'est absolument trop joli pour les mots.

x,

porcelainswan.blogspot.com

cara said...

looks absolutely wonderful!

Jeanne Kiur said...

lovely.

Thea said...

Astonishingly beautiful book! You are so inspiring and lovely. The music box is wonderful. xxx

Frida said...

oh my what a wonderful word! and book! mmmmmm.

Jess. said...

This is absolutely stunning, dear! You are so wonderfully talented. I wish you all the happiness in the new year!

x
Jess.

Lilly of the Valley said...

Thankyou for your comment! yes, im on dry land ha. I know what you mean, there was definitely an air of excitement when It all started to happen because It was so unusual, but the reality of it and the aftermath aren't so great. xo

chelsea harrington said...

whoa whoa whoa i have a blogspot agaeeeiiin. but you make the cutest things ashley.

lavender and honey. said...

This comment is a popular one from me. I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU MAKE. You're so inspiring. I wish I knew you in real life. I hope you had thee best birthday. : )

gemmalough said...

Hey
Love looking at your posts! Your on my top 10 blogs list, just letting you know. :)

LeonardFranz said...

how did you come across that word?
just interests me because i'm form germany
i was only aware of "hinterland", but not yet of "waldeinsamkeit"

.Missy Elz. said...

Your blog is beautiful poppet!
I'm now following.
xxxxx

Flapjack Melody said...

That little book is ever so cute..!

FJM

x

Scarlett Sometimes said...

your booklets are so cute. I used to make similar ones when I was at uni but now self motivation alone isn't enough to make me create more. You have inspired me to give it another go though :)

Juliane said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful it brings me to tears as I am really thin-skinned these days. May I ask how you made the book itself with the printing on the cover and so forth?

Tilda said...

oh, how beautiful, do you sell them ? X

Juultje said...

so cute!!

Emily said...

looks absolutely gorgeous, Ashley.

CAROLINE. said...

Ah, stumbled upon your blog and the title immediately caught my attention. It's my favourite word, even though I don't speak German, it's so magical.

anothercaroline

Just a lazy morning said...

so lovelyyy!!
xoxo

tschitschi said...

Fantastic! And I like the title too, Waldeinsamkeit...

Manon said...

I am French, my vocabulary in English is reduced. But this video is very attractive!

courtney said...

One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen...and the presentation is just lovely!