September 15, 2011

Happiness is Homemade

"Hello! Hello! How are you today?" This is a song that my Violet sings everyday. That girl loves to make up words to songs. And paint. and cook breakfast with her mommy. Do I have a little handmade maven waiting in the wings? Perhaps :)

I love homemade. Children's clothing made from vintage sheets. Quilts, like the darling yellow one that Nathan's grandmother made for him when he was a baby. Baking and taking time to create a cake from scratch. I often feel like the investment of time that goes into creating a handmade gift is a gift in and of itself.

As I have been preparing for Lucy's arrival, I have been trying as hard as I can to fill the girls' room with items that I have made for her and Violet. Handmade pillows and curtains. A thrifty little headboard. Doodles and mobiles and handmade bedding. I hope that someday they realize that making things for people is how I show love.

And I love my girls so.

Tell me, do you love to give and receive homemade items?