Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Meet Harold - the newest toy in the basket
Why do I create? Do you ever ask yourself that question? I think the reason for that question changed when I had Liam. Before it was because it made me happy. Now - after having Liam - creating things - especially creating things for him - doesn't just make me happy... no it fills up my cup in such an amazing way. Being able to pour my love into a hand crafted item and then to see that item used and loved just makes me feel so blessed.
We have a small basket of toys for him - some are handmade by me, some by local craftsmen, and some store bought but given to us with much love. All different materials. Wood, plastic, rubber, and now - the newest addition: cotton.
Meet Harold. Our shy little monster and newest addition to the toy basket. He has a loose tooth that either needs to get pulled or sewed on better... but he's a happy little guy.
Currently Liam likes holding him and then dropping him while running around in his little walker. The pattern came from here and it was actually really easy to follow! I made him during an hour nap session. It was my first time using a yarn needle and it actually wasn't as intimidating as I thought it was going to be. It makes me want to tackle more projects that need joining now! Have you seen all those amazing crochet granny square blankets? One for the list might need to be added. Well, what is really nice about this project is that the cotton yarn was left over from Liam's baby blanket. Oh how happy it makes me to be able to create something with things that we already have on hand!
Happy creating everyone! Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.