After a month or two away, we brushed off our Bodgery membership and headed back to our makerspace for the very best sort of homeschooling day.
A full day of making is truly our bliss. Honestly — what could be better?
Between marveling at some experienced woodworkers (one pictured above) who were tinkering away at everything from furniture to cutting boards to ukuleles and guitars; to Sage's metal work (more on that soon!) and Lupine's handwork, we had no shortage of creative fuel. I spent much of my day at the laser cutter, completing some LüSa projects that have been in my docket for ages. Possibly not the most creative day, but certainly satisfying.
Back home, Lupine cast off her first major knitting project (and her first on double-pointed needles!), a hen she's named Henny Penny, the pattern from fellow Wisconsinite Susan B Anderson, from Taproot: WEAVE. What a magical moment it was when she bound off that final stitch!
It's profound how fulfilling these small acts of creating are to our hearts.
And, if my car trunk is any indicator, we'll be back at the Bodgery again very soon. (We're already loaded up with wool felt, sheet metal, and plywood.) We're certainly ready for a bit more making… as soon as we can break away from the maple cooker for more than an hour at a time. For those of you who live in or near Madison, the Bodgery is open to non-members on Friday evenings, and in our experience families are made to feel incredibly welcome in the community there. Come and join us!
What's in your project basket, friends?