Welcome to Wintry Wonderland! This has been Calvin's ongoing project for nearly a month now. Put together entirely on his own, with some borrowed from their farmhouse, some from a few trips to thrift stores, and plenty of crafting (thank goodness for Sculpey and pipe cleaners). He's spent hours staring into this village, imagining and working (it's on a dresser, in perfect view from his top bunk). Anyone that's been to our home lately, or is coming here, is getting the grand tour. Would you like one? (Granted, the tour from Mama is not nearly as detailed, animated or entertaining as the maker himself. But still.)
And just outside of the village, nestled amongst the trees, is the home of these beautiful people. Gathered around the Solstice fire "for warmth and light", playing some banjo, hanging with the animals, and roasting some marshmallows.
Calvin told me the other day that he wished he could "jump right in there for a visit" and I agreed that it would be a lovely time.