One night at bedtime, we were having one of those "I don't want to go to bed" "well it's bedtime" conversations.
She said "but when I'm on my own, I can't feel your love."
How could I explain love, make it visible, feel-able, understandable? How could I explain that my love would always be reaching to her no matter where she or I might be?
In the end, I told her that love was stretchy, stretchier than the stretchiest elastic, and stronger too.
As we prepared for a new year of kinder, I made this stretchy love heart for her back pack, so that a visible, feel-able, stretch-able reminder of our love would always be easy to find (and then I made two more, because even grown-ups like reminders).
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I am normally a slow, s-l-o-o-o-w maker - mainly due to my tendency to overthink, procrastinate and change plans along the way. This last week has been different for some reason. Kate dresses and carefully stretched it to make a kind-of-pattern, and then cut and sewed and made a dress (and hastily took a photo before heading out for dumplings). this tutorial. A couple of hours later, I stuck up our own version - not so carefully made and a lot more colourful - in her craft corner. Now I want one too... Hope you're having a happy time - fast, slow or whatever speed you like! x