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Making Something out of Nothing

In my line of work I often catch myself saying to a child or children "stop making something out of nothing."  You know how it goes, a single flying insect in the classroom can erupt and seem like a swarm of bees has just descended to sting us all, with children jumping around and leaping onto their chairs.  There is always the child who wants to catch it and the one screaming (usually cowering in the corner) as if their life were in immediate danger.

The other day, my sister and I were chatting while we were crocheting. We were discussing the fact that we were fortunate to be creative people as we could basically make something out of nothing.  

As crocheters/sewers/knitters/crafters (circle all that fit) we can take a single ball of wool/fabric etc, and create garments, bags, accessories, toys and even shoes! You name it and we could probably make it.  We can make gifts for people, out of nothing, and put a smile on their faces.

So remember, when you pick up your tool of your trade, you have the ability to make things happen.  It doesn't matter what your skill level may be, you are creating something from nothing and that is such a wonderful skill to have.  Treasure it, build on it and carry on enjoying it 😊



 Below: Pony McTate's Skull Jumper and The Crochet Project's Northmoor Lock Shawl






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  1. Thank you for such an inspiring post! I too often take my skills for granted. Love that Skull Jumper on your daughter too!

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