Yesterday I could not control my need to create. With our focus on other things lately, it’s been too long since I simply made something. So during rest time when I usually discipline myself to ignore the other pressing needs and focus on some quiet prayer time, I felt the creative urge take over. I had to sew. So I made this:
My sister and I had gone to the fabric shop a few weeks back, looking for some fabric to match a quilt she’s working on, and a large pile of fat quarters came home with us. They’ve been begging to be made into something pretty. It’s been so long since I made a bag that I sewed the handles in totally wrong but was too lazy to rip out the seam so I just covered it with some leftover lace, which I actually love! Sometimes the mistakes and their coverups are the best part of a piece of art, don’t you think? When I finished that bag, I felt myself being pulled back to the sewing room after the boys went to bed and I made this:
“What are they for?” you ask. They’re for my sanity. Oh, you meant what would I carry in them…well, that doesn’t really matter much to me. I’m sure they’ll find a purpose. I even managed to cut out the fabric for my cousin’s Christmas present and stitch a little bit on that. I’m hoping to do a few more homemade Christmas presents this year than I did last year. We shall see. What are you creating these days?