Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Love Hands

Hands are so special. When Jeff and I got married we included a special hand ceremony. When I finally got to hold each of my kids, the first thing I went for was their hands. I have my dog's paw print (a paw is a hand, right?) tattooed on the back of my neck. I love hands. I am so grateful for mine and what I have chosen to do with them. I have a pretty bad case of eczema on my hands making them hurt all the time. I don't understand it because I have finally found something worth doing with them and it seems like they are working against me. They are always red, inflamed, raw, extremely itchy and cracked. I will be honest, they are incredibly ugly. I can't wear my wedding rings, I can't get them wet, and I have to be really careful about chemicals and acidic food. It hurts to do daily things such as holding and playing with my kids and most of the crafts I do. It's OK though because it just makes me appreciate what I can do with them all the more. I love the fact that even though my hands are ugly and painful, they do beautiful things. They GIVE..........

I don't care what my kids decide to do when they grow up, as long as they are givers.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I Love Felt

I love making things out of felt. What I love even more is being able to share my love with friends. It makes me feel proud when people ask me to either make things for their kids or to give as a gift. It just feels good. I have never really been really good at anything so this is nice for me.

None of these shirts are really all that great or special when you look at them, it's knowing the fingers that made them and why they were created that makes them special.