I am a few rows of decreases away from finishing my holiday "elfing"... and I'm exhausted.
I love making our gifts, I love making things for other people... I love the time that goes into it, I love the reflections and thoughts that come up about the people you are making things for. I love the handmade. I'm very lucky to be able to spend the time, to have the time to craft and sew and knit for my family and friends. I started really crafting and making when I first began my "at home life" with wee babies. It gave me something productive to do while spending so much time at home. Now I can't imagine living without making things. I truly treasure these years that I get to be at home with my kids doing the things that I love.