I would like you to meet Gretta Grundle. Over the recent holidays I became a little braver in my sewing adventures after a fairly successful venture into some simple quilts for the bird + gnome this Christmas (more on that project later) . As I mentioned before, I would like to re-open my little Etsy shop someday soon and am hoping to carry some more unique handmade items. I found the pattern in this shop
. Other items I am looking at are fabric shoes and slippers, the prayer pillow, and some other items still in the design process.
As soon as Poppy saw the finished Grundle she exclaimed “rat!” (which is rabbit in Poppy speak) and ran off with her happily. Silas is quite taken with her floppy arms, legs and ears which are perfect for chubby baby hands to grasp and pull and all the better for chewing.
It would appear that something has indeed broken open inside of me. The fog is lifting and I feel a creative fire warming me from the inside out. I am still a newbie sewer and am often painstakingly slow as I work through a pattern and learn the inner workings of my new sewing machine, but I press forward.
I suddenly feel as though I have so much to say and share with you again. Recipes, photos, projects, choices and thoughts. The transition to two has been tough, but I feel my feet planted firmly beneath me again. Now to find my stride. There will always be transitions to navigate as a wife and mama, but at the end of every day I feel as though I have learned something more about the gentle warrior within.
A woman’s power lies in her gentleness.
We are all warriors in our own right.
So that is Gretta Grundle and the lesson I learned in the process of making her.
go gently + be wonderful
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