The Human Touch!

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The Human Touch!

February is one of those tricky months. You have left the hopefullness of Christmas behind and Valentine’s Day approaches. Now if you are in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is great for you. You have that human touch, that connection. Celebrate it to its fullest. Buy a gift or better yet make one. I have some ideas that are pretty quick to make in a prior post. Get someone to make something for you. Find something that is meaningful to that person. Candy, flowers, jewlery (except engagement rings) are ok but really think about that person.

We are Family

I have been married for 22 years years in October and the fondest memory was when my husband gave me the gift of time. He took the kids and let me have a free day to do what I wanted. See a movie, eat out, be away and feel like me again and not Mom. I love being Mom, it is the greatest joy in my life and those kids are my heart! Are they not the cutest things you have ever seen!! My babies are teens and tween and I cannot think of my life without them or my husband. I met my husband in 1990 and besides my siblings, he has been part of my life the longest. My human connection.

Don’t go for the same old thing!!

There are so many ways to show you care for someone. Give it some thought. What is that person’s passion? For me a gift card for knitting supplies or getting my nails done is the Bomb!! A movie and dinner is awesome too! Going on a famly outing to somewhere fun is also great, love doing things with my kids. Stone Mountain, museums, World of Coke, The GA Aquarium. Just fun things. That means more to me then flowers that die or a card that will be thrown away. (I can’t stand clutter) Really put some thought into it. That is why I love things that are hand crafted. I love making gifts that I give or when someone orders gifts from my Etsy Site. There is nothing more special and something that was made just for you.

My work in Progress

The other day I got an order from my Etsy Site. I am knitting some Adult sized ballet slippers. Very cute but I have to adapt the pattern. So not stress relieving. I made the first one and it is just too big. So I punt and start a new one. Once I get the sizing right I will write up the pattern so I have it. You can see this listing here. I have a hard time creating patterns but I can adapt patterns well. Unless the author has explicitly asked for the pattern not to be altered. Which happens. So I am creating these slippers and the sizing can be tricky. Made one and it was way too big. Luckily it does not take long to make one so I can play a bit.

Birthday celebration

My beautiful daughter turns 12 today. How did that happen? She is my amazing, creative, and funny child. She has ADHD and that has always been a bump but we are working with everyone to help her learn to live her life as normally as possible. With all the teen angst that middle school brings, it is tough but on day at a time. And knitting! Crochet! Something to relax my mind and hers. She taught herself to knit and crochet, she is amazing!

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Valentine’s Day

January 14th is the day I start thinking about Valentine’s Day.  It was at one time a busy time for me, I had some items on my Etsy site that were for sale for this holiday and just about now people started thinking about it.  1 month guys, that is all you have to think about getting your girl a special present!  If you want something made, you have to get it made now, handmade items take a while to make!  I mean you can buy flowers, candy, a card, but something made especially for the one you love really bumps up the meaning!!  Personally I just want a quiet day where I don’t have to cook, so dinner out to someplace nice is my kinda day!!  Leaves me more time to knit or crochet!!

So you want something special made, but what??  A sweater or cardigan is nice if she likes that, but you really need to order it now, takes weeks to make!  I have found some cool patterns that I think I will add to my Etsy site to offer for sale and they are pretty easy to make, so if you want to take a stab at them, you can download most of them for free.

Crochet Headband

Heart Dog Collar because you cannot forget your fur baby!!

Heart Bag or Boot Cuff

Valentine Knitted Heart Scarf

Valentine Knitted Hat

So you see, there are many different things you can do for Valentine’s Day beside the same old thing!!  These are just a few of the many that you can find out in the cyber world!!  Again, if you don’t want to make it, have someone like me make it for you and pay a little more, but something handmade is so special!!  One of my very favorite Christmas presents of all time is a vest that my mother-in-law made me, it is hand knit and came with matching turtle necks.  Even now many years later, when I wear it I get so many compliments and am proud to tell everyone where I got it.  One of a kind gift that still brings joy.  That is what handmade will get you!  So think handmade when you want to get someone something very special, it will make the recipient very happy and will be talked about for years!!

Now if you have read my earlier posts, you know that I am knitting a cardigan for myself.  It is slow going but I am really loving the way it is looking and as soon as I am done here, I will be back at it!!  I sign off and as always, Be Blessed!!



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