"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crafting Gifts

The six-year-old within my sixty+ year old body delights in playing with pens and paper and fibers and fabric to create gifts I hope will bring beauty and delight to myself and others.  Recently when reading Julie's blog Under the Tulip Tree I decided to purchase a  Klutz Lettering Book to which Julie had contributed.  The Joy card I made for a friend was my first effort, and great fun to make.

December 3, 2011, I joined a friend at a middle school craft fair.  We hostessed a table with paper, fiber, and bead crafts for sale, our second try and slightly more successful than our first effort. 


My daughters and I knit a *tree* of dishcloths and I sold a few.  I crocheted hair scrunchies and a red and gold set of napkin rings, a cup cosy, and some hot mats.  I knit a holiday hand towel also.  But whether I sell anything or not I enjoy the creative process, and I loved getting to admire what others created at the fair.  Inspiring!


Through the fog the last few days I noticed the front and back ponds seemed very still...a little bit like a mirror because of a thin film of ice.  Ahhh will the Creator gift us with a beautiful white blanket of snow someday soon?

1 comment:

  1. Your card looks great, Gracie! I'm so glad you liked the book. Fun lettering never gets old to me. Makes me feel like I'm back in grade school. Your crafty goodies look fantastic, too! :)


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