Thursday, January 20, 2011

This will sound odd...

     But I think that when something is made with love, somthing of that love stays with the iteam.  No, not all the seams will be perfect, and it will have flaws, but when it is made by a happy, loving heart, it will be special.  Even if if is not made for you, or even made for anyone in particular.  I think the opposite is also true, if the maker doesn't care for the craft it will be obvious, even if it is done without a single mistake.

     So as a spin off of this unusual thought, I like to be happy when I sew.  I try my best to think happy thoughts, and find I care for the finished product much more if it is done with an overflowing heart rather than a frustrated one.  One of the easiest ways to do this, in my humble opinion is to watch sappy movies.  They are so filled with love (even if it is cheesy love) that that love overflows into my heart, through my hands into the project.  (I know its crazy, but it makes me happy to think that maybe the love will rub off as the product is used.)

     So today I watched Letters to Juliet as I worked on my blanket (I'm a little over halfway done with the sewing!!) if you have not seen Letters to Juliet and you like happy, hopelessly romantic movies, this is a must see.  Then I watched Little Women which is one of my all time favorites.  No it may not immediately come off as a romantic movie, but I have yet to see a movie so filled with so much love. I then moved onto Love Story which i had not seen before (it is not a happy movie at all, so it was not what I was looking for.)


     Tomorrow I think I'm going to watch my Disney Princess movies, (I have all of them but Cinderella) and I should have all of the sewing done for the blanket, and will spend the weekend cutting all the lines.  We'll see how it goes.
     But what are your favorite happy movies? What are your guilty pleasures movies? What do you watch to make you smile? (Even if it does make then men in your life roll their eyes and sigh.)

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5 comments:

stephanie said...

Who is in Love Story? I like unhappy movies and might need to see this one. My favorite "happy" movies are A) ones that make my life seem better, like Mean Girls or John Q or B) ones I grew up with which take me back to a time when life was simple and the biggest problem I had was that my brother took my cookies. haha :) OR the most important kind, anything with hot boys, like Troy, especially because they wear skirts and if you watch it in slow motion when they jump out of the boat.... AMAZING! hahaha

stephanie said...

And it is definitely not odd that things sewn with love are better. I have quilts that my Grandma made before I was born and they have lasted way longer than anything I've bought at a store. And I think it is a wonderful idea to watch things that make you happy while you sew. I'm glad you're enjoying it so much!

the little wife said...

Ohhh, John Q is a good one! I might have to watch that one tomorrow, good pick! See, its the accents for me, not so much the manthighs...
Love Story has Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. It was made in 1970, and is defiantly the movie to watch if you want a good cry. Apparently they tell you this in the first three seconds of the movie (like Romeo and Juliet) but my sewing machine drowned it out...
I'm loving it! I really think I want to stick with making things for little ones, they are just so much easier to pour love into.

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility--my all-time favorite happy movies! Great post!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looooove Sense and Sensibility! That's a good one. :) I like movies that make me laugh, especially old movies. The Seven Year Itch is a good one. Thanks so much for linking up to my party. Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)