Nov 9, 2008

A for Autumn

I made this small purse for my niece, Autumn.

A for Autumn

The other side

Today was her birthday party. She liked the gift from us. That made me happy.

It was really fun making it. When I was making it, I was thinking of her carrying her favorite items in it - dolls, books, lip sticks, or whatever she likes to carry with her.

I love making gifts. I enjoy the process of making things thinking about the recipients. And when I think of them, I feel happy to know that they are in my life. It is like, my attention is focused to that person for that short period of time - it is a time for me to reflect my relationship with that person.

Now I know why Autumn's mom (my sister-in-law) not only made such a beautiful ring box for us when we got married, but also said "But I really enjoyed making it." I didn't quite understand what she meant back then, because that box looks like it took a long time for her to make (I'll post a picture later, maybe). But now I know. I like creating things, but I LOVE creating things for someone I love.

Happy Birthday, Autumn.


Lis said...

You are so talented. I feel the same way about making things for my family.

beckbot said...

lucky Autumn! It's a gorgeous bag.