I have been inspired by Patience Brewster to celebrate National Craft Month and blog about why crafting is so important to me, so here goes:
Making is a passion and something that I have to do, am at my happiest in my sewing room coming up with ideas to stitch. Choosing fabrics from linen, cotton and lace. I am a fabric, trim, button, beads and more collector. Can never walk past a fabric shop, antique market without a browse, hunting for vintage laces etc. always searching the internet for suppliers of fabric that just has to be bought.
Making is my life and makes up who I am and can never imagine not having some project on the go. Making is also my business and each item has been made with love and care. Every product I produce has a bit of me added, each piece is personal.
I love to make OOAK (One of a Kinds) for 2 reasons,
1. I never buy long lengths of any fabric or trim, so once used that is it.
2. Could never work in production line method love to move onto something new and different.
3. This means any item bought from my stall or website will not be found elsewhere and with limited quantities unlikely to be a duplicated gift.
I also love to buy and make handmade gifts and cards to give. A friend said recently she loves to receive a handmade gift from me as she feels she is getting a part of me and knows it has been made with love and thoughtfulness. If something I cannot make will source out a crafter to buy from and there are so many around so worth the effort. Most crafters will bend over backwards to help you and always going that extra mile something that cannot be found in the high street shops.
Hand making is part of my past, present and future and hope that I will be able to continue with my passion for many years to come.
Also not forgetting joining up with Handmade Monday and the wonderful Vicky this week. Cannot believe we are on week 10 already. Remember to click on the avatar to check out the other participating blogs.