Standing in a craft shop last week, I gazed around the shelves and realized how many cuick-fix craft projects that have become availiable over the past decades. New ideas, new products, quickly slapped together, here today, gone tomorrow. Food for thought.
(Fabric washed and ready for ironing, destined for English paper pieceing quilt-project.)
(Cutting templates for EPP out of old cardboard. Slow work.)
Reading online, I discovered that there actually is something called "Slow Crafting". I love the expression. It speaks to me of quality, love, time spent in thoughtful meditation, uniqueness...the list goes on. Something made today, and still here tomorrow.
(Last snowfall of the season)
There is a lot of talk about -slow- these days. Slow eating, slow travelling, slow living...slow crafting.
It's not about lazyness, but about using our time in the best possible way and really being present in what we do and where we are.
I'm off to cut some more templates for my VERY slow English-paper-pieced quilt-project. It's going to take years, but,hey, what's the hurry?!
Last years word was believe, and as nothing has happened yet concerning certain matters, I am growing impatient and troubled. The word "trust" is an answer to prayer. God is saying: Trust Me! ❤
Årets ord er
Det er endel ting i livet jeg bekymrer meg kraftig omkring. Alt synes å stå stille eller til og med bli værre. Jeg blir redd og rastløs. Gud har stadig minnet meg om årets ord siste ukene. Han ber meg ha TILLIT til Ham. Være stille og vente, stå med ham og ha tillit til Ham ❤.
My daughter at University will be 21 this Winter. My present is a knitted Marius wool Jersey. She is very pleased about it 😊.
Datteren min fyller 21 i vinter og en hjemmestrikket Marius genser i originalfarger står på ønskelista.
Oh yes, and another dollhouse has moved in! A present from my sweet husband.
A Lundby Stokholm from 2010 I believe.
It is such a cute house. Underneath, in a drawer beneath the house, is a little deck an swimming pool! A little tear in the lounge wallpaper, otherwise in perfect condition.
Min snille mann vet at jeg elsker dukkehus, for et par dager siden kom han derfor hjem med dette til meg. Siden det ikke er vintage, klør det i design-fingrene etter å hacke det og gjøre det til et ordentlig hjem.
The young couple Maylinn and Patrick have bought it. Buildt in 2010, it is still new, but, they still need to make it their own don't they.
- What shall we do about the wall paper Maylinn??
But Maylinn is far too busy admiring the sea view to hear him.
Maylinn is a nurse and Patrick a dentist, married in August 2016, this is the first house of their very own.
Maylinn og Patrick har kjøpt sitt første hus sammen. - Hva skal vi gjøre med tapeten??
Men Maylinn hører ham ikke, hun er altfor opptatt av å beundre havutsikten...