Monday, June 9, 2008


For absolutely no logical reason at all, I've started making vintage rag dolls. I certainly do not have the time, and it would make more sense if I was getting more sleep or catching up on a good book, but I was born with the crafty curse. When I am creating something, I'm just happier (i.e., not as bitchy). Even having a baby hasn't stopped the curse from plaguing me. About a month ago I got the itch to try my hand at doll making, found a fabulous website for doll patterns, and I've been hooked ever since. I can't explain the thrill I get out of taking a piece of muslin, some yarn, paint, and fabric scraps and creating something that makes me smile just looking at it!
If you think about it, creating anything makes life more beautiful. It makes your world a better place. When you become a Mom, it is so easy to lose your sense of self. You become consumed with all things child, and rightly so because raising your children is one of the most important jobs you will every have the privilege of holding. However, we will all be better Moms if we hang on to what makes us happy, take some time to do what we enjoy (and wake up those mushy mommy brain cells!). For me, that "thing" is creating something out of nothing and brightening my corner of the world one project at a time.

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.
~Frank Barron


Anonymous said...

I adore your blog! Its so "mommy chic"! On my days off I look forward to sitting down with my cup of joe or a glass of wine (depending on the time of day) and catching up on your blog. Your blog is inspiring to potential bloggers, like me. The only thing holding me back from trying my hand at blogging is my lack of creativity! We'll see, maybe I will give it a whirl, its looks like a fun and relaxing outlet to the stressors of the world! Love Ya, Erin

Z said...

I love those dolls! So cute!

And I agree- doing something that makes you happy, no matter how illogical it seems to be on the surface, is always a good choice. Especially when the products are so beautiful!