I think the reason I like making things from scratch, as they say, is not because I think it makes something better or worthier or more ‘valuable’, but simply because it is satisfying and it makes me feel clever.
I love knitting clothes for myself, for Molly, for anyone really. I love that I can make actual woollen (or bamboo or cotton…) fabric using sticks and string. I love turning bits of cloth and material into useful new cushion covers and bags. I love mixing eggs and flour together, and by some kind of miracle, getting cake!
So. Here is last week’s round up of things that made me feel happy and clever because I made them from scratch:
Needle cases for my shop, some little embroidered flowers that I turned into brooches for the next market I am going to, and a new Hedgehog toy for Molly from this great pattern.
I also made a little stack of colourful pin cushions for my shop:
You can find these new things right here if you are interested!
And now I am off to start on my new knitting pattern which was inspired by one of Molly’s tiny little feet.