When keeping a scrapbook, this means I use the pages as a way to supplement the oral tradition. Our kids love to hear stories about when they were babies. I intentionally don't write down every story of their childhood, some I save for those times when they ask to be told a story about themselves. (And some I write down and tuck behind the pages in their albums, to be found as a little surprise later.) I also think their own memories are so valuable and important, I don't want to document every moment of their lives for them. And I love the details that others share too: their dad, grandparents, etc. So many points of view.
When quilting, I like to consider the meaning of my quilt project, whether using a historical quilt block or a modern interpretation. And I put quilt tags on my projects too...I sure wish I had one on the quilt made by my mom's great aunt. (I think it was my mom's great aunt.)
When sewing garments, I'm trying more and more to think in terms of creating heirlooms. This might mean a dress I make for Juliet can be saved for her daughter, or something I make for myself might be strong enough to last for many years, or it might mean a bit of the fabric can be saved for another project (like a scrap quilt).
Be sure to head over to Bloom, where I've written a guest post today. I'll conclude my Creative Manifesto series tomorrow. Thanks for reading & sharing your thoughts with me!