The lovely Elise Joy added this hashtag #craftingisthenewnesting to her weaving photo this week, and I thought how true it was to my situation too! Her second is due about a week after our third, and I found myself sitting weaving, whilst she posted a picture of her own in progress weave.
The last year for me has been mostly art, with painting and watercolour really high on my list of things to do when the creative mood strikes. I have love love loved concentrating on just one thing, on focusing that particularly craft, investing time in exploring lettering and watercolour techniques and loving it all. There have also been spurts of writing inspiration, and motivation for what to write here, but crafting in other senses hasn’t been happening, despite the large stash of craft materials that in continue to hoard.
But this last week, at 38, 39 weeks pregnant? I’ve made a pompom baby mobile, started and finished two weavings and am dreaming of more. I’ve found a load of fun diy projects I want to try out, and just want to do all the crafty things! Glass painting, chalkboard paint, sewing, weaving (that’s pretty high on my list.. So addicting!)
Josh keeps saying he is waiting for me to start nesting- apparently I got all organisational before Phoebe and Simeon were born. (And there have been things done that he probably hasn’t spotted!) But actually, I think this is it in terms of nesting. Crafting all the things, hanging them up on the wall or off the ceiling, that’s the new nesting. Wanting to spend all my time threading wool through a loom, and simultaneously wondering if I can legitimately sell prints, paintings and weaving side by side in an etsy shop! Thoughts?!