|I'll be writing up the pattern for both with a release in the next few weeks.|
Crafting is more than just taking sticks and strings to make an item. It's soothing, creative and a lot of fun. I get an idea and instead of wishing that something like it existed in the world, I sit down and bring it to life. It is a process that brings me joy and still fills me with wonder every time it actually works.
I wish that I had enough money to make little crafting starter sets. I would have a constant supply available so whenever I see someone who looks miserable, tired, frustrated or just a little lost, I could sit down and teach them how to craft. That way, instead of all those yucky emotions they would be filled with a peaceful calm and you would see it. It starts slowly and as soon as the concentrated scrunched face melts away, it will appear - the subtle soft smile of being content.
As my hand gets worse and the possibility of a medically induced crafting hiatus looms in the distance, all I can think about is how fortunate I am to have this knowledge and ability... because without it, life would a lot less fabulous.