I’ve always been a bit crafty inclined. I use to knit as a child but I don’t think I ever actually created much of anything – I was always working on the ‘scarf’ and my work always somehow became less wide as I went on, whether it was from poor tension control or me dropping stitches or both is anyone’s guess. When I was 16 I did a short course which taught me applique, niave applique, quilting, embroidery and cross-stitch and from there it has just been me and youtube with the occasional hand from my Nanna or mother.
I don’t get the chance to do much very often. I don’t so much juggle things at home as prioritise and neglect things in a semi-rotation. For my sanity that means that usually once a month I will prioritise some ‘me time’ and create something. This week I’ve had to ground 2 daughters for various naughty acts (neglecting chores and throwing a fork at her brother) and put one on a phone ban for staying up until near midnight on facebook. I’ve had a 4 year old tell me that a missing laptop key was under the couch like that was a perfectly acceptable place to keep it and a 7 year old who, when told to eat his dinner exploded with, “Well I CAN’T eat it if it tastes HORRIBLE!” Today I have decided I WILL prioritise doing something for me.
Meanwhile, here is a cool link I found recently which might be interesting to you if you are looking for something creative to do. I bought the Softies book from Penguin books recently and made a ‘Polly’ doll for a friend’s daughter’s birthday and followed the link from the contributing designer to her blog where I found the cutest little bunny. It’s a bit later for Easter but cute none the less.
And here are a few pics of my ‘Polly’ doll.