I think the biggest gift that crafting and blogging brings to me is to give me a window of awareness of all the amazing things around me. Amazing things right here. Every. Single. Day. It give me a framework that makes me stop and just be. Sometimes. It could be more. I wish for more but at least sometimes it helps my eyes be wide and my brain quiet and it lets me see and feel and hear and smell and taste more. To get deeper in to what is happening in the moment and further from the to dos, should bes and never enoughs. It's peak plum blossom time. Sensual overload.
Making things helps me to make sense of my life and I love this little blog for bringing in the moments of pause along the way. Knitting was my first foray in to craft and feels like the source of my sense of myself as a creative person. If I'm not here I may be busy trying ALL the crafts, instagramming apparently ordinary things or pinning anything that stays still long enough. Just finding beauty and creativity in everyday life.