In our house, there is always some kind of creative work in progress lying around somewhere. I have a daughter who fills her life with paper, pens and crayons, not unlike myself when I was her age, and a son who believes he can build anything from paper, junk, glue and tape... not unlike myself right now, come to think of it... lol.
Me, I scrap, refinish furniture and sew. I have a big quilt almost done, and I love sewing cushions for the couch. I also love knitting and crocheting, but my wrists hurt pretty bad, so right now that's a big no-no. But sew, I still can, and I still do. A couple of days ago, Agnes told me that her Lola-doll was freezing, so we went up to her closet, found an outgrown dress and turned it into a little dress and a hat for poor Lola. This dress-making business created a small mess in our dining room, and it got me thinking. Isn't this what a home with a heart is all about? Without the small traces of who you are, the house is nothing more than a house. It's our little creative messes that make this house into our home. We are creative in our family, and you can see traces of that all over our home. I'm blessed to have a room set aside for creativity. Unfortunately it isn't big enough to house more than my scrapbooking stash, and thus I spread my other things around the house. I took a few shots of my little sewing mess in the dining room, and made a layout about it, using the fabulous March kit from My Scrapbook Nook, featuring Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage line. The colors of this line makes me think of green grass, lilacs and blue skies... Welcome spring!