Sunday, September 4, 2011

Strings and Other Fine Things

Huzzah! My first post about crafts (mostly)! First of all, I will explain a little bit about the new title to my Blog. Sisu Strings is all about doing something despite adversity. It's about loving and using creativity to make things people will enjoy despite criticism, low funding, or any other obstacles. This is what Sisu means in Finnish - doing things with persistence, compassion, passion and determination. And being part Finnish, I hope to honor the Sisu in my family.

The strings part is because both my husband and I craft with string. I do so with yarn, he makes stringed instruments. We hope to have our own crofting booth. I love the word croft, so I will probably use it a lot. It's the old fashioned way of saying cottage, and means home/hand made.

I have piled myself with projects. Too many to list right now, but I have umpteen million Christmas projects and a couple of birthday projects and a few spontaneous demands from my little one. (Well, ok, so far she only demanded one spontaneous project from me.) So, by request I am making a dinosaur from the PBS show I abhor and all for the love of my little one. I hope she likes it. It's also my first animal type project I've done without a pattern...well, technically, maybe not my first, but in any case, it's my first advanced non-pattern animal type project.

I better keep "hookin'" while I still have quiet time. I am doing pretty well with setting goals for myself. Oh yeah and school started...that was interesting. I don't do well with transitions, so last week I was kind of grumpy. I think I might be getting over the stress now. Thank goodness for Labor Day weekend to sort of put a halt on the back to school frenzy and allow for a slower switching of gears.

Hope everyone enjoys the last long weekend off til Christmas! Happy Pre-Autumn!

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