Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Handmade Welcome Mat

Welcome to my place. Pull up a comfy chair, a rug (yes, it is winter here) and a sweet, hot cuppa. I hope you enjoy your time in my little blue house.

I love to sew and make bags. I love all the original and very beautiful textiles that are available(some of them much to lovely to take scissors to). We are very lucky to live in an age that allows me to access such talent through the Internet. I am often in awe of the beauty some people are able to produce.

I often wonder what my very talented and creative grandmothers and great grandmothers would of created with the plethora of resources we have in this day and age. My Mum tells me the story of her Grandmother at the end of World War Two, making them handcrafted dolls from a mould with sawdust and glue mixed together that she then hand painted. My own Grandmother was very excited when she got her first sewing machine - that was top of the range for the time that could do a zig zag stitch. I wonder what she would think of the sewing machines that we now have access to. The clothes she produced were amazing and finished with such precision.
I hope you enjoy your time here and share in my journey with my three girls and my handmade bag creations.

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