Monday, March 21, 2011
loved making these. trends change and i see a modern, sixties feel coming into craft magazines and books. well, the whole concept of handmade and homespun has always been around but the sfifties and sixties were my early years and i got alot of visuals from them. if you visit my home, you will clealry see i have an eclectic taste, but one thing is certain, there are a lot, i mean A LOT of handmade items all over the house, most of them created by myself. i think i have always liked "the homemade home", beginning with the actual structures (tree houses, for example), continuing with the garden and then all inside. i feel houses feel more like homes that way, not so manicured, a bit dysfunctional as we humans are, and, ultimately, more real. so i have begun to practice the handmade more and more as i compost, crochet my own lap blanket, sew my own christmas ornaments, make my own cards, write personalized letters and even hum my own tunes. hope you like them.