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Hands that make stuff

Glittering Shards: Hands that make stuff

Glittering Shards

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hands that make stuff

One of the downsides of what I do is that my hands look pretty rough - tiny cuts from handling glass, skin dry from grouting. Today I was showing Isabella how to do finger knitting and it just struck me how different my fingers looked in comparison to her tender little ones. I'm not big on nail varnish on my hands (toes are another matter!) as it only lasts 5 minutes but I do wish my hands were a little more ladylike. I guess the state of your hands reflects your personality. My mum's hands are the same and I have inherited those aspects of her personality like not being able to sit still for long and her creative spirit that could take something and just make with it. She once made a kite with us - from a plastic bag and dry spaghetti!  Well, these ole hands have been busy this week making stuff...two more mosaics, two mirrors and more mosaic stones. I will photograph them tomorrow and post pics. In the meantime, here's a picture of my hands holding Isabella's one week old feet - can you believe this little one will soon be four?



  • My how time flies, and what sweet baby feet she had. My hands are the same, always dry and rough from every day tasks.

    By Anonymous Jennifer, at 13 November 2009 at 22:20  

  • Thanks for dropping by on Saturday, lovely to meet you. I had been gluing and varnishing the day before so my nails were covered in glue with bits of thread attached... wonder if it will catch on as the new look for xmas! I like hands that can tell stories...

    By Blogger Fabric Nation, at 16 November 2009 at 09:57  

  • Thank you both for your comments. Funny, no amount of cream seems to make a difference (any hand cream recipes welcome!). Lovely to meet you too Gilliana and, well Jennifer it would be lovely to meet you but distance is against us ;) have a good week.

    By Blogger Concetta, at 16 November 2009 at 20:58  

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