Life has felt unsettled and surreal over the past week as we care for my very sick Nanny. I’ve been sitting a lot. Holding my Nanny’s hand. Singing with her. Reading the same page in the same book. Remembering. Pacing. Taking small bites. And, now I’m back home in Massachusetts feeling a bit distant from the caring that is taking place in New York. Miss Mouse went up for nap awhile ago and I was just sitting on my couch – staring into space – kind of lost. So, I decided to post about this little craft thingy I did last week. I’m so thankful for this space of mine. It allows me to be happily lost – dreamily lost – in the best of ways.
One evening last week, I was feeling inspired to create, but not so sure what I wanted to make. I felt like I wanted to make lots of tiny things. Not so much of a surprise (story stones, story discs, etc.), right? I started with the felt carrot, and then decided to make a pile of things for Mouse’s little bunny (a favorite stuffy). I also decided that it didn’t all have to make sense, and so I allowed myself to be led by color and texture and quirk. And, it was so easy and relaxing and fun.
I recommend spending time doing some free form crafting. Let go of your creative plan and allow yourself to be drawn to whatever is at your fingertips. It felt like a little gift to me.