Living A Simple Life-Part 54 (Creativity & Nesting)

These past couple weeks, the arrival of spring has brought renewed creativity to our home. Gen has been incessantly drawing (oops, a few more murals on the walls!) and picking flowers.

Calvin has been making plans for further gardening, as well as creating shelves for our walls (mostly for sewing & baby item storage). I’ve been doing more sewing (and making plans/lists for various additional projects).

There is just something about God’s creativity being revealed in the glorious colors around us, that inspires creativity within ourselves. It’s a gift He has given us. (You can read more of my thoughts pertaining this topic here in Part 21.)

I’ve been breezing through an assortment of sewing projects/frugal solutions over the past few months, fully intending to post them on this blog. (Sorry I haven’t!) Hopefully, I’ll be able to share some of these projects with you soon. 

I am thoroughly enjoying this season of sewing wedding & baby gifts for friends, custom orders from my Etsy shop, as well as some maternity/baby sewing for our family. I have a “problem” of being so excited to wrap up the newly-sewn gift (or use it!), instead of stopping to take photos; what kind of “blogger” am I? :)

I also spent a weekend scouring Craigslist and eBay for newborn cloth diapers. We were so blessed by God’s provision, as our diaper stacker is now full and ready for those early months!

My fingers have been itching to get started on more patchwork projects lately. (It’s been years since I delved into this joy!) I’m setting myself the goal that I need to complete “essentials” before I move on to the more elaborate projects, though. I’ve found some incredible inspiration in books recently, which I’ve been browsing through during our afternoon quiet times. Here are a few of my favorites:

I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on during this early spring season. (And remember to share your favorite “baby steps” for the “Healthy Homemaking” giveaway!) 

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