Thursday, October 13, 2016
I am often asked how I find time to create. Honestly, I don't find time, it is just a part of my day. Every single day I create. Some days there is time for lots of creating, other days not so much, but I take what I can get and will knit, start a rope basket, write a poem, or doodle a picture with my little man, for just five minutes if that's all there is available. I use those little minutes as best as I can. Lately I am finding more time for creating. The garden has pretty much been put to bed, and we are spending more time indoors. And with night falling much earlier these days I am tucked inside doing something creative almost every night.
New rope baskets have been sewn up with turmeric dyed rope and indigo dyed rope. I love the dyed rope and look forward to trying a few new colours in the next couple of months. While I had the indigo vat going I also dyed up some cotton flour sack tea towels. Don't they look amazing? I am so pleased with them. The rope baskets and tea towels are now available in my shop.
My needles have been busy too. Currently on the needles is a settler shawl, for me, being knit with yarn gifted to me from a very dear friend, and a hitchhiker, being knit for a Christmas present. The finished knit is another hitchhiker, another Christmas present. And all those beautiful yarns are destined to become hats and fingerless mitts, all Christmas presents for some pretty awesome people in my life.
And of course I am always working away on self care products and herbal products...body butter, herbal salves, soap, elderberry syrup, tinctures, teas and more. Creating with herbs is something I am very passionate about. To take an herb I grew, or wildcrafted, and make a medicine that will help support the health of my little man and me, or heal us if we do get sick, is pretty darn magical, and it fills me with such joy to be able to do it.
So, that's a little bit of the making that is going on around here, what are you making these days?