If You Can't Buy Love, Can you Craft Away Resentment?

14 January 2011 10:27 by SarainAkko
I am not the mother who bribes her children (normally).

Really. My kids aren't looking at the candy at the check-out line to take home with us, they know it won't happen. But if they behave very nicely for the entire time in the market, they are allowed to reorganize the misplaced packs of gum.

So why is it that this week, a week with no birthdays or holidays, I'm trying to craft little gifts to get them through the days?

One has a mysterious returning (but otherwise symptom-free) fever and the other a spastic cough with an asthma diagnosis trailing behind. With MD visits, x-rays, blood tests and long inhaler sessions, my 4 year old's child-sized patience is waning (the penguin is our nebulizer friend, he's sort of a frienemy).

So what can I do to make the littles in my home feel better?

Ten minutes of playing with scrap organza and some shredded black chintz turn very unhappy child above into super happy child bellow.

So my question is this; Is it still buying your child's affection if it's handmade and doesn't involve breaking the bank to create? What do you think?

2 Response to "If You Can't Buy Love, Can you Craft Away Resentment?"

  1. The Tootsie Wootsie Says:

    Aww This is very sweet and your headband turned out beautiful!

    Come link it over at


    I am also having a giveaway for ITHINKSEW.COM!


  2. SarainAkko Says:

    Thanks so much. I was under a tight deadline having promised a special surprise, that I hadn't bought or made, 10 minutes before preschool pick-up.

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