Craft Therapy

Self care is really important when you are the parent of a child with special needs of any kind.  Taking time away when your child suffers from trauma-related effects is not usually a great option, so I need to find other ways to lift my spirits and find respite.

I’ve spent the month of January nesting and breaking from the use of my personal Facebook account.  It’s too easy for me to become negatively affected by other folks struggles.  I need to conserve that energy for my children, for the pain that needs healing right here in my home.  Slowly we have been re-organizing and replacing and redecorating in order to make our house a home.  I’ve also been going through my library of art and handcraft books, replacing tools and supplies, and making lists of projects to make.  Many will stay right here in our home to decorate walls, or to be worn.  Some will find their way to our shop and the sales will help support our farm and ministry work.

I’m going to share my Craft Therapy projects right here on the blog.  Maybe something I’m trying will inspire you.  There is a link up below to share your current project.  I’d love to see what you’re making!

Right around Christmas, Dawn posted something about making a temperature scarf and that seemed like an ideal first project, but one that will take all year to complete.  You can find some great examples of temperature scarves and blankets on Ravelry.

While I’m waiting for more supplies to arrive, I’ve also cast on a beautiful “cowlette”, a cross between a cowl and a shawlette.  It’s called “Clairmore” by Corinna Ferguson (available for $6 through Ravelry). 


I chose Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend in the colourway “Caribe”.  I’m a little obsessed with the colours of the sea lately.

I love the pattern so much that I might just make it in a couple of other colourways.

  I’d love to connect with you on Ravelry.  My handle is “nissa”.  Easy, right?

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