September/October brings change of season, and fresh starts and frivolity and seriousness too. So for a break from whipup realtime I am introducing a few weeks of guest bloggers to liven up your crafty experience. To bring you something fresh, and hopefully invigorate you to make and do and be and think! Its going to be a fun few weeks so come along for the ride.

Today I want to introduce you to Laura Wilson from We Wilsons. Laura Wilson is a DIY-er who lives in rural TN, USA with her husband and two little girls. She designs sewing patterns, coloring books, and blogs at We Wilsons. The Wilsons plan to move in to their cordwood home in the fall of 2011. I first came across Laura and her blog through all the cool child-centred natural ethos tutorials that she features.

This year, my husband John and I are beginning to build our own cordwood home, and people often ask us why. The answer? For the same reason you feel cozier in a handmade sweater. Or the way your cloth market bag makes you feel more responsible. Or how you feel like a really awesome parent when you give your baby a doll you stitched yourself. Because a handmade home, made from sustainable materials will feel just like that: beautiful, personal, responsible, practical, and intentional.

So, John has spent the last month harvesting trees from our land that we’ll use to build our house next year. I wanted to help out, and since I can’t resist sewing something, I made this firewood tote to help move all the logs to the house site. This firewood tote sews up super fast, and will make carrying wood to your fireplace – or building a house – just a bit easier.

Download the 1 page pdf here.