You’ve all seen it: “Stop pinning; start making things.” It’s good advice. And many of you probably do handmade holidays like we do. So there’s a persistent sense of always needing to be making things, and therefore always resisting making things, right up until the holiday is over. Then it’s time for self-recrimination about the lame little thing you ended up making instead of the bastion of glory you INTENDED to make, and then onward and upward to the stout promises for better work next year. Somewhere after that, a beautiful thing happens: you relax. And with relaxation comes clear vision, for the first time in months. You love crafting! You made some beautiful things! And you have some nice ideas for a few more that you’re looking forward to making in these cold, dark months. (If you’re like me, you may have even invested recently in decent lighting and perhaps been inspired to move things around and clear out space for easier access and better child-management during the work.)
So in this spirit of clarity and kindness toward myself, I thought I’d share some of the things I made. Details are available upon request.