soap...such a flurry of activity surrounding it this summer...wondering if i should put aside all else and just make soap:) totally usable product, no waste. wrapped in recycled pages from children's book library discards and hemp string to protect it from bumping on it's long journeys in the post. a simple castille soap recipe from "better basics for the home" has been made in my home for a few years now. i can't remember why i originally tried it...? i just love it's fragrance free simplicity but it seems to have provided useful benefits from itchy skin to acne to emollient shaving bar for those i have gifted it to.
but for now fall and winter collections await as well and the care and keeping of my lovely daughter maddy who has caught pneumonia...in the summer? she is so busy, responsible and so sensitive to the needs of others and i like seeing her able to surrender to rest. my son and i have removed all duties from her for the week, something she seems very uncomfortable with :) surrender and acceptance always a tricky mindset to sit in.
firing clay pieces this week for commissions and fall and winter collections and making felted things for fall. anxious to share and to post all that is happening in the brain world of miss t for new collections and commissions. sometimes i feel i can't get there fast enough but for now i will stay in today...in this moment where all is well:)
i am the creator of curiosities/artifacts for adorning one's life. i feel so blessed to be able to freely splash and play in so many collected, creative materials dear to my heart. the world of miss t is one part creative laboratory, one part homeschool, one part neighborhood of doll houses, one part bric-a-brac and one part disheveled dolly sanctuary. i love to sew, knit, crochet, collect and ponder things. i have tearoom and flower shop imaginings in which to expand the good use of my home economics and culinary degrees...but for the fleeting moment, me as "mommy" is my best and most purpose filled work.