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.)