if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen these last week?
custom hoops for a beautiful friend, that i am totally in love with. so much so, that i added them to the shop! the lace peeking out is my fave, and the stitching up the edge just adds that extra sweet touch, doesn't it? personalize to your child's name and birthdate, or choose a totally different phrase. doesn't have to be for a bedroom or nursery. regular walls are okay too :)
and i love this one too, don't you? i had originally made it for my own home, but a sweet friend snagged it up after i posted on instagram. you can buy one too, right here.
those days where i just have uninterrupted crafting time are my absolute fave. and not just because it's fun. but because i truly honestly need that time. my mind needs to decompress and pour out in a way that is different from my daily grind. i love my girls and i love my home and i love my husband and i really do feel blessed to take care of all of them, but i also have a brain and a heart that completely thrive on creativity.
i didn't realize i was wired this way until a few years ago, but now that i know? i crave it. and i allow myself to nurture it without feeling guilty. if i'm describing your creative heart, too, then you should do the same.
yes, the dishes are usually still in the sink, and there's still a pile of laundry in the garage. but it's when i feel like i'm about to break under all of it that i take the time out to be creative. after i get some creative time in [even though i could go forever] it's like i'm refilled and i can tackle the dishes and laundry with a happy heart and renewed strength, because i recognized what i really needed and i nurtured it.
it makes all the difference! so if that's you, i give you permission to do the same :) God created you that way, so don't apologize for it! it is not a waste of time or energy, it's precisely the thing that He has wired you to love, and yes, it is absolutely a form of worship! embrace it and nurture it and see what comes from it. i don't think you'll be sorry.