Monday, August 6, 2012

....and Craft On!

A while back, I stumbled upon a great blog called: Frontier Dreams

I have been snooping on this blog for quite a while and only recently brought myself to comment. (why is it so hard to leave comments some times?  maybe its just me!?)

Anyway...she has a lovely weekly link up called Keep Calm Craft On.  It is a wonderful place for crafty people to share their current projects.  But, beyond the cute crafts and the great pictures, there is much more beneath this post.  As she writes,  "The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life.". I find myself quite agreeing with her.  Whenever I sit down to sew, or knit I do find it quite calming.

In fact I have found myself recently, as I am getting frustrated or upset, repeating in my head "keep calm, craft on...keep calm, craft on" as if it is some sort of mantra.  But it reminds me to not get so worked up over things, and to focus back on the little things that make me happy.  Like for instance....

Making a new gift for my daughter. 

  This will eventually become a princess.  You can find the pattern from Red Heart, here.  The white was from a bag of random bits bought at a Good Will and the purple was salvaged from a sweater that did not fit any more.  It should not take me much longer to finish and I promise to share a pictureBut until then, check out Nicole's Blog and remember to Keep calm....


  1. I love the fancy fibers, but you just can't beat good and simple red heart yarn! I am knitting my first scarf with it, currently. Even better to thrift and repurpose yarn! I enjoy Nicole's blog as well - I found you through her linky! :)

  2. welcome to KCCO! I love amigurumi, and I am also very grateful to craft for my sanity :)

  3. I find crafting so therapuetic and relaxing :)
    ...and I know what you mean about hesitating to comment :)
    Love your project!