crafting a life


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Carmella over at The Art of Simple has such a great post over there today called, “Mindfulness in the Empty Minutes“. It is all about not necessarily wishing for more time in the day for creative pursuits, but finding the little nooks and crannies of time already there and using them well.

In order to do that, I have realized, that you need to be a bit organized. You need to have your knitting projects ready to go in a basket, your next block ready to for you to sit down at the machine for a few minutes while the kettle boils. I am trying to be better about all of that, because sewing and knitting bring me joy and creative satisfaction.

Looking back over the last few months of crafting, I am so happy that I have found a few minutes here and there to indulge in my creative passions.

Make time for yourself every day, to do whatever it is that brings you joy.

downton abbey tea cozy

I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey. When I was at my local quilt shop a few weeks ago, this fabric caught my eye. I also found the book at the library. A very fun read.15 downtonWhat to do with Downton Abbey Fabric? Well, a tea cozy of course! I used this tutorial again. Only I actually followed the instructions this time.17 tea cozy 117 tea cozy 217 tea cozy 417 tea cozy 517 tea cozy 617 tea cozy 7

A little Downton geeky, for sure, but I love it! My local quilt shop was out of the other fabrics in the Downton Abbey Collection, but I am excited about exploring that line. I think I like the Sybil collection the best.

And lastly, isn’t this little teapot scissor charm the sweetest?17 tea cozy 3


Are you a Downton Abbey fan?