Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Making It

If I was a proper craft blogger, the photo here would be a beautifully composed arty shot of my handmade clothes flying on a traditional washing line (with authentic vintage pegs) against a beautifully tweaked blue sky. But I'm not.  So it isn't. Instead it's a quick snap I took on my phone while hanging up my washing on a slightly grey day.

But the reason I took it and why I include it here, is because it helps to illustrate some of the things I feel about making and sewing. I've been making stuff for most of my life - my mother says she was constantly in trouble for asking me to tidy up 'work in progress', but have got back more into sewing when I started this blog over four years ago. And one of the things I've been thinking about is the little buzz of pleasure I get to see handmade things around my home, and not just made by me but by my children and my husband. Clothes, quilts, toys, furniture, pictures, pottery, weird 3D printed widgets... All things that are used but are also lovely and custom made to fit our lives.

So even putting the washing out becomes more fun :)


  1. I love that you are "not a proper craft blogger". And I think you're right that it gives a totally new quality to things when you stop and think about how all these items are contributing to our lives. It's good to live in the moment and appreciate what we have and do.

  2. Thanks for your really thoughtful comment Sabine. I shall carry on being improper... :)