Now don't say you haven't been warned. The shock may be a little too much for some. But I have made something.
Yes, made. Y'know, this supposedly being a craft blog and all.
And I may have totally stolen the idea from Monica, but the execution is all mine.
Details are all over on Ravelry.
And in making it, I was reminded of the days when I began blogging. When I would see something on the amazing blog of some creative genius and rush off to follow their directions and learn something new myself. And a wave of nostalgia came over me.
I can still make a little time to blog, but there has not been enough to do lots of craft as well.
I think it's an understandable response to not being at home as much
and having a more demanding schedule for our whole family. But I do miss the
hours with my sewing machine, knitting needles, paper cutter or whatever.
And then I read these words from Meg.
And I think it is a point she makes well. I may not be churning out projects, but it does not mean that I am not a creative person or that this can't still be a craft blog of sorts. Just of a slightly different nature.
I’ve also let go of the idea that creativity means making “stuff.” It’s something that I’ve thought a lot about lately, the product-oriented drive to make more and more stuff, even if it is handmade. This awareness helps keep my expectations reasonable. I’m trying to broaden my definition of creativity to include things like baking bread, arranging a shelf, choosing an outfit, or coming up with hand motions for a song that I sing with my son. Ephemeral creativity, I call it. It’s more of an attitude toward life focused on bringing beauty and thoughtfulness into everyday actions than making “things.”