Friday, October 16, 2009

Yes, I Know What You're Thinking

You're thinking... what the heck IS that!?

Well, it's really the basis for my entire business. Believe it.

There's always been something very special about making things by hand. You have complete control over what you make; the design, the materials, the organization, the details... there's something incredibly wonderful about it. Since I was a young girl, I have loved making things, doing crafts, being creative. I got such joy out of cutting up old clothes to make them into something I could actually use, like a bag, or a "quilt". I never used a pattern, I never bought anything, that was what made it so fun! My mom had tons of fabric in her closet... I loved it, I could go in there and just dig through that fabric and find just what I wanted. To this day, my mom seems to always have exactly what I need in her house. It's just a matter of finding it. And if she doesn't have it, chances are that the very next Saturday morning, she will call with an exclamation of "you'll never guess what I found at a garage sale this morning".

So, back to the "what is that!?" question. Well, it's probably one of the first things I ever sewed. I obviously did it completely by hand, no machine needed. I have no idea how old I was. But you will be impressed to know that there is even a layer of batting in it. I believe it was supposed to be a quilt for a doll.

This was the beginning for me. One of the first times I got to feel the incredible satisfaction of having made something with my own two hands. I think for a while I even stopped sewing... but it stayed with me. And now, I'm sewing again, making things, being creative. Designing new pillows, thinking up new patterns. Wishing that everyone could understand the creative spirit that God blessed me with... wishing that everyone could experience it for themselves. And hoping that everyone will feel and see the love and passion that is put into every piece I make.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tags for Selling

I decided that I liked making the tags for my products so much, that I would make a few sets for the upcoming craft show. Here's what I've come up with so far, but there are more in the works!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Haircut and Apples

Today I got a haircut. And yesterday I decorated a bit to get in the right season!

It's the first time I've gotten to use the fall tablecloth I got from my Auntie Bobo, and I love it. And to go with it, I found the white urn and apples for a pretty decent price at TJ Maxx. I never realized how much awesome stuff they have in their home department, if you're willing to do a little digging and put up with the mess! I was quite pleased to find what I did, so I just thought I'd show them off a little :) My plan for the table is to eventually put some of these sticking out from the apples, but we'll see if I have time to make my own version or not. Otherwise, I will leave it as it is, or possibly get some branches from outside to stick in there...

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