Sometimes the busier things get the more I need to nudge myself into the quiet space of handcrafting. I love to make things. It quiets my mind fully, in a way that others find through yoga or meditation. Knitting. Sewing. Doll-making… it is my meditation.
I opened myself up to a few custom orders for my Waldorf toddler dolls last week on my Facebook page, so this week each evening I find myself with needle and thread, bringing dolls to life. Six sweet babies, being made for six sweet children for holiday gifts.
Oh yes, I love the simple work of making something magical form from fabric and thread.
What about you? What is your meditation these days?
10 thoughts on “The Meditation of Making.”
The dolls look so sweet. Good job. I need to find something like that to do to stop my mind from spinning in circles.
These look so sweet. I am working on making my first Waldorf baby right now. I’m knitting the body in an attempt to keep it a little simpler. After seeing all that goes into the heads alone, I have to say that your price is very reasonable!
Here’s hoping that mine is as cute as yours!
they look so sweet already! i completely agree about the handcrafts being meditative. i’ve really enjoyed making a few dolls this season too!
I, too, find my calm while crafting. Knitting and sewing bring me joy and fill my need to create. I made a waldorf doll earlier this year and enjoyed the challenge of something new. I adore natural fibers maybe to the point of obsession. =)
I love the in-process pics! I can’t wait to give Laurel her new doll for Christmas. I’m making it a point to carve out more time for crafting as well, since I find myself calmer and happier when my few spare moments in the evening are spent crafting intend of cleaning 🙂 Most recently: a stocking for my oldest (how has he gone almost five years without a mama-made one?!) and I’m knitting a soaker for the youngest.
I’m a fan of making rag dolls and stuffies, but my most meditative crafts are tatting (at a very beginning level, but it’s pretty) and crochet. I’ve made 100 tiny tatted butterflies to distribute, and am now trying to decide how to do so. Creating with my hands is one of the most therapeutic things I can do…
Yoga is my meditation. In fact, I just recently wrote about it on my blog. I also find knitting meditative but although i have been knitting for years I am still very much a novice. Your dolls look lovely by the way.
My mediation is much the same as yours. We/I make most of our gifts and so the past few weeks I have been doing just that, creating, sewing, felting, painting, knitting and thoughtfully bestowing love into everything that passes through my hands. During the day we have been hard at work as well so it has been quite a relaxing few weeks.
Busy hands, quiet minds. <3
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