Thursday, January 20, 2011

How do I have time to craft- Hat project

So lately people have been asking me how I manage to do all these little projects while I'm pregnant with two kids.  Well, allow me to let you in on my little secret... it's called "coping mechanism".  There are two things that I do to cope with life.  1) Veg out and watch TV or 2) I find new projects to feed my perfectionism.  Yes, believe it or not, I am a perfectionist.. My house my be filthy, my kids unruly, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to having this inward drive to learn new things.  So if you find that I am making massive amounts of desserts or making new projects daily, I am coping with the fact that I cannot control my world around me.  With two kids you realize very quickly how little control you have.

I would like to say that every time I feel a loss of control, I turn to God to seek peace and ultimately relinquish my control issues to him.  But there's this itty bitty voice that wants to gain control of everything in my life.. to rule over everything.. essentially become my own God.  There is this still small voice that tells me to look at the cross of Christ and see why Christ had to do what he did so that I, my own inner God, can submit and know the only true and living God who really is the ONLY one in complete control.  Ok, this is getting too heavy... so what it boils down to is the battle of Christian living.  Not just dying to my own habits, and behavior modify.. but rather see the glorious cross and finding the grace that's freely given.  As character changes, behavior will follow.  

So for now, don't judge me when I show you my new creations. :)  I'm a work in progress. :)  OH.. and I don't craft daily either.. sometimes I do multiple projects on a Saturday and blog about them individual through the week.  hahah  With all that said, I'll end on a lighter note.  Here's a hat I made for the baby..

 It was supposed to be a strawberry hat (Cynthia, I went home and made it after I saw yours), but I didn't have green for the leaf, brown for the stem, etc.. so I just made an Acorn-like hat.  I think I don't like the leaf so I'm going to cut it off.. but then my sister asked me why the hat would have a stem at the end?  I don't know. :)

Then Elizabeth saw me making that hat and asked for one for herself.  She wanted a flower hat, so I made a cute skull cap with crocheted flowers.

 She asked me why it was so tight, and I told her that's how she's supposed to wear it.

Aren't they cute?

Eddie asked me why I don't make anything for Auggie. Sad right?  I guess I never think to make anything for him.  It's cute to make girl stuff and baby stuff, but boy stuff?? boring... well, I'm going to look forward to celebrate the boy month at MADE starting in February!  Can't wait to see what they come up with.

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