What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Crafting On...

Reading: Reforming Marriage by Douglas Wilson.  I just finished Dante's Inferno and the thing I took away from that, unfortunately, is how much it felt like I missed simply because I am not as familiar with the classics and history as I ought to be.  It felt like there was a wealth of layers I just knew I was missing.  And that was sad for me.  Maybe someday I will 'get' all that there is to be gotten.  

Someday when I am smarter. 

Working On:  I started this hat because I love it so much but it has been slow going because I am a slow knitter and I have had to set it aside for other, more speedy pursuits- like sewing and crochet!

A birthday skirt for a mermaid-enthusiast: 

I bought about 1 1/2 yards of the fabric a couple years ago on clearance because I loved how elegant the mermaids were.  It was perfect for the my nieces' 5th birthday and- because I used leftover contrasting fabric already on hand- there was just enough to use the leftovers for a matching skirt for Ineke.  Which I haven't done yet.  Pieces are cut... I just need to sew them together. 

I used this free pattern from Purl Soho.

Almost a dozen years ago (definitely before Ravelry and probably before the blog) I made a luxurious scarf for my sister in law for Christmas with the softest yarn I have ever felt.  The remnant was so small but SO soft, I couldn't part with it!  So I kept it in a little sandwich baggy for some day when I had an impossibly small project to make.  I'll admit right now how guilty I feel for holding on to that bit of yarn for twelve years.  But now I am happy I did because my sister has a new foster baby who happens to be a teensy little thing- and in need of a warm head!   I used this free pattern.

The yarn remnant was the PERFECT size- so perfect that the little tail you see in the picture below is all the tail that was left on both ends for me to weave in!   No trimming required!  Can you believe it?! 

I'll admit, I was sweating it a bit those last few stitches!

I crocheted a hat to fit Moses' big noggin in burnt orange colored yarn too...picture to come on that one.

Today, I was just told by my children that Halloween is NEXT WEEK and after a bit of a freak out (!!!!), I am resigned to set aside that green bonnet yet again for some costume crafting. I hope it will still fit Moses by the time I am finally done with it!

One of the things that really can't wait until the very.last.minute is this hat.  Unless a certain boy changes his mind.  Again.

 If costumes weren't SO FUN to wear, I'd totally quit.


Abigail said...

Ahh! SO cute. I am glad to hear that you were able to make one for a certain little miss, too, because when she proudly showed me Corynn's lovely unicorn painting, she wistfully clutched it to her chest and began prattling about unicorns and mermaids and sparkles and all manner of perfection. I'm sure you'll delight them both!

And where on earth did you come across that mermaid headband? Is it currently in stores? I haven't begun one stitch for Hallowe'en yet and probably won't be able to until Monday. My brain-- that foolish, foolish costume brain that lands me in such trouble every year-- would love a shortcut for Millie's non-existent mermaid costume.

I am inspired and ashamed by these Crafting On posts. You are making time for so much beautiful making! Since you, well, have a newborn baby (no small thing, though he is a small thing) and are still making creation a priority, it rather makes my excuses for NOT fitting in overdue gifts fall flat. I have no excuse for not getting off my duff and making Moses's and Ethan's gifts already. Well, except for the fact that I'm using my time to write lengthy blog comments about how I'm not making stuff. ;) Well done! Everything you've been making is wonderful!

Abigail said...

I should just hop over and tell you all this in person. Sheesh. I may be the only person who still uses blogs as one-sided, informal get-togethers.

Abigail said...

I also win a blue ribbon for postscripts.
Get-togethers and letter-writing-- blogs fill all the social needs in one fell swoop! ;)

Rebecca said...

And once Sunday comes around, we'll stare at each other blankly, with nothing left to say!

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiighht. ;-)

You do DEFINITELY win the postscript award though. The only thing I miss in your wonderful comments are the doodles that used to frame your letters from onceuponatime. I still have them, by the way, the letters- because I loved those letters (and doodles) dearly.

I can think of a ton of reasons why you don't eek out a bit of crafting time here and there- and they are all much more worthwhile. You are just more wise in your use of time. :-)

The headband IS a recent find from a local store- and a store with a COUPON to boot! I got it at Joann Fabrics but that week it was 70% off Halloween stuff (which is weird because it was a few weeks ago---BEFORE Halloween.) It was the only one I found but they could have restocked. I found it by the jewelry making supplies and beads.

See you tomorrow- Lord willing- with (hopefully) SOMETHING to say! ;-)