my not-favorite

Most nights, at dinner, we all take turns sharing our "Favorites" of the day. I love how this gets conversation going and lets us in on what's important to 5 and 7-year old boys these days. (It also gives such boys a subtle lesson in the fact that the grown-ups have exciting things going on during the day beyond searching for legos, packing school lunches and cleaning blue toothpaste off the sink, counter and sometimes bathroom door.) Sometimes, the Favorties discussion segues into the Not-Favorites discussion. Not-Favorites are also very important to be able to express and sympathize over.

Sewing is my Not-Favorite. It just is. I don't like the specific-ness of it, and it makes me crabby. I also snipped my index finger with the scissors while trimming all the annoying, dangling ends of thread this morning. So many people sew so well, and take such joy from it- I think I'll just leave it to them from here on out.

Because of this, I believe the above celebration buntings are what is now a very limited-edition of six from sincerely handmade. They will be test-marketed at Tuesday's Child in Wauwatosa on Saturday the 25th, and any that do not sell will be with me at the Cedarburg Arts Weekend, October 8-10. After that- the etsy shop I'm planning to launch on October 11th. They are about 10 feet long, and are very nicely (one might be tempted to say tediously- but I'm not sure that's good marketing) made. They are multi-colored on one side for any and all occasions worth celebrating, all reds and pinks on the reverse for a ready-made Valentine decoration.

And now, I'm going to get back to my Favorites- which are pretty much everything except sewing.


Anonymous said...

Sewing is one of my "not favorites" too! My mother loves it. I am giving her my sewing machine so that when hers burns out, she will have a spare. I am glad to finally admit that I don't like to sew. YAY! Freedom.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm.....happily there are so many ways for creative people to be creative! I'll do the sewing part. From your favorite blog-reader-cheerleader-mother. :-)

Tanya-Yanata said...

Lovely bunting!you've done a great job! I'd never say that sewing is not your cup of tea:)

Megan Woodard Johnson said...

Thanks, Tanya! I think I'm just gradually learning that, though I'm able to do lots of hands-on things, I need to decide which ones I really want to do!