This is from an email sent to me by the website Craftsy.com and I thought it was worth sharing. This is for all those people out there, busting their butts making and creating to get ready for the next craft show, or Christmas gifts, or charities, or whatever they feel the need to make.
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“Making is different. It is special, meaningful and long-lasting in a world full of disposable items. It stretches us to do things we never thought we could do, enables us to enjoy child-like pride over something we have created, connects us to people in our community and around the world and perhaps most importantly, creates cherished moments and memories that are sure to out-live us.
So, thank you for being a maker. Thank you for enriching the lives of your friends and family members through your creations.”
That pretty much says it all.
(I think I’ll go knit a few rows on those mitts I’ve been working on, wash up my soap pots and get ready to make several batches of soap: tea tree with green clay, anise soap special order, scout out sandalwood oil to see if it’s available for another possible special order, prep up moulds for shampoo bars, shaving bars, and citrus slice loofah bars…oh yeah, and do my “paid” forestry mapping work too! Whew! I’m already tired just thinking about it at 9 am. Maybe I’ll go have a nap first…)
oh yeah, and the toque I had to finish at 1 am last night, because I can’t find any of my other toques and my ears get too cold on my morning walk with the dog!