Thursday, December 29, 2011

a little craft




i can't sew all that well, it's no secret.

but i made this little number the other night, after a particularly inspired afternoon.

it's fluffy. it's thick. it's warm and reminds me a bit of a woodland creature. sometimes it sheds and leaves little white puffs on my bedroom floor.

but i made it. my fingers threaded the needle and cut the fabric. i did it late at night while robert watched a football game and pablo entertained himself with a new bone. i sat at our old round kitchen table with a little light in the corner, humming to myself.

and there's something organic about that. and rewarding. and like most things worth doing in life, it took time and patience. two things i've found myself short of lately. the process was cathartic.

these hands of mine are nimble. they type fast and hard on a keyboard and their knuckles crack when i'm stressed. they are burdened with hangnails.

but they are also capable. and mine.

and for that, i fold them in a prayer of thanks.

14 comments:

Della said...

Great job, it is really cute and definitely looks warm and cuddly!

Kelly said...

it's so fabulous.

Emily said...

look at you! i want to crawl up in a huge version of that and never leave.

Anna Kristianne said...

You look like an angel wearing it! You are so creative!

Amber said...

way to go! you did a great job.

Sarah O'Holla said...

Lovely pics and love you reflections on time and patience-so true!

kira said...

So great!

Holli said...

How cute!!

Ana Magdalena said...

great job :) it looks so comfy!

Jessica said...

I love it! And you are absolutely stunning!

Justina F. Lee said...

Lovely :-)

Claire said...

that looks soooooo snuggly!!

Cara-Mia said...

You did a lovely job. :) And that lipstick looks great.

Shalyn said...

I love it! You look gorgeous in it- so cute and comfy!

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