|Meet Jan--she's my new fancy sewing machine!|
Beyond this, I know that I love to layout and scrapbook.
And I love to write. And cook.
So I guess I should admit it--I have a creative piece of me.
But now I need to come to terms with some of my feelings about craftiness, creating, and the people who do it. Some of those things are:
- Its okay for things to look handmade. In a world that values perfection and uniformity, some imperfection and quirkiness is needed and acceptable. I shouldn't feel bad about that.
- It is okay to create and feel some pride in doing so.
- It is okay if my desire to sew and create fills another in the list of stereotypes about homeschoolers. Not all stereotypes are wrong--but if I ever start to make myself a long denim jumper saying that it is both modest and fashionable, please shake some sense into me.
- It is okay to instill in my kids a passion for creating, even if they are in "home-arts." K can't wait to learn to sew and I bet that one day J will be cooking quite a bit. And I am wondering who will be the first one to turn their own pen.