Hey there, and how are you dear blog friend? I decided to create a meaningful post today. In light of the tragic events, I must say I am sad and hold a heavy heart. I feel for all the people who have lost loved ones. This tragedy has left many questioning things we just don’t have the capacity to answer. For me this tragedy has made me realize:take nothing for granted, and to cherish everything, even the small things in life. Prior to this event I was going to go handmade on some gifts I am giving, but I have had a change of heart. I am going to include one handmade Item for everyone I am giving gifts to, because I realize how much that item will mean when I am gone, or far from that person. This is exactly what I am talking about:
This beautiful ornament was made by my husbands mother. She passed away when he was a little boy; we have been hanging this on our tree since we’ve been married. Isn’t it gorgeous, it makes me wonder if we would have been the best of crafting partners in crime?
Here is an ornament my friend from College, gave me. I just love it and totally adore all the hard work she put into it. It’s a pinecone, she handmade every square inch of this, drew the cute little face, and cut the felt hands and feet, and even made the present out of styrofoam.
And these are some my very own daughter made, out of fimo clay. She is so talented, she makes me prouder than she knows. I stare at her in amazement, because she is so good at everything she tries. I admire her strong will and her tenacity at going after what she wants.
My son made this one, and I can’t wait to add more to my collection as he grows.
And here are a couple of my very own, I have a lot more to go though:
Sorry for the glare. I guess my whole point in this post is that, you don’t have to have some ridiculous talent to make something handmade which someone could cherish a life time. You just have to have the will and a little time. I never throw out anything handmade, I still display handmade Christmas cards we’ve received years and years ago. I need to get busy making more ornaments and journals, in the meantime I hope I’ve inspired you to try giving handmade if you already don’t. Signing off ~ Angela