my vow to myself this year is that i will be better at not wasting what precious time i have.
after i had a baby last year, i was so completely drained that any time that wasn't consumed with my new role as a mother (which was a minuscule amount) was spent in a sort of immobile slump.
as time has gone on, baby and i have grown into our new lives together and i am finding a little more time and energy.
i am taking it slow as far as making dolls so i don't become overly frustrated and trying to expand a bit and do some more writing (with the hope that i'll finally relinquish keeping it so close to my chest).
i also have a new yearning developing - a nesting instinct, i suppose. i have a new found urge to create things for my (and my family's) personal use.
i am devoting the nighttime hours after baby has been put to bed for this specific endeavor. by the end of the day i am almost completely wiped physically and mentally that working on art or writing just isn't feasible. so, these are my new crafting hours.
this week i'm starting to make a poof/pom-pom rug for baby.
she's extremely tactile and already has an affinity for yarn, so i am thinking it is something that she can appreciate - as much as a one year old can appreciate anything.
making endless pom-poms is a delightfully meditative activity to help me wind down before bed.