Sometimes my husband just shakes his head when I tell him how I spend my (extremely limited) free time. He never judges, because he sees how happy I am when I have room in my day to stitch and sew, create and dream, but still, he wonders… Lately, I have been furiously stitching tiny ears and boots, a little capelet, and a tiny Liberty dress. The finished product? The sweetest of all bunnies, Miss Maggie (a kit from the talented Alicia Paulson).
Now a project like this would make complete sense if you had a baby girl’s nursery to decorate, or a sweet little girl who knew how to gently play with handmade softies. Of course, in our truck-filled home for wild boys, there is simply no need for a sweetly stitched bunny. Nope, no real need at all. And yet she makes me extremely happy as she sits in my studio, nestled against a stack of quilts and pillows, all stitched by hand in various shades of pink.
I do love purposeful crafting- but every once in awhile, making something that is completely whimsical and impractical is just the most fun of all! Today, it’s back to laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, cooking and finishing a baby hat that I am knitting for a friend. A to-do list full of practicality. But knowing that my sweet little bunny sits in my sunny studio will bring a smile to my face, and I will dream about my next (impractical, lovely) project!