Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I recently inherited a few boxes of linens and such that belonged to my husband's grandmother, lovingly called mee-maw. I never had the chance to meet her, but she was truly a special lady. She could do anything. She could sew anything. She crochet all of her own dish cloths and her knitting put me to shame. She even kept scrapbooks filled with magazine pictures and fabric samples of the things she planned to make. She kept everything and since she had no daughters of her own all of it was boxed up and sat in my father-in-laws warehouse. Now slowly many of her sewing and crafting things are finding a home with me. It has been an honor to put to use all the things she once used. In this box filled with old towels and dishcloths I found a pink box filled with neatly folded hankies. As I carefully unfolded each hanky I started to tear up as I saw the the stains from tears. Her tears, the tears of her children, tears of joy, and tears of sorrow. There were a few drops of blood on a few, undoubtedly from the boo-boos of her sons and grandchildren. Those hankies will forever be kept neatly folded in her little pink box, a reminder of the tears of a very fine lady.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
If your a true craft geek like myself, you find just as much pleasure looking at other people's craft as much as making your own. Over at the Handmade Gift Guide they feature different artists and show lots of lovely pictures of their work. How cool is that!. If you check it out today you'll find that I was fortunate enough to be featured.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Summer has arrived. My kids are out of school and the tourists are out in full force here in our seaside town. Spending more time on the beach means more inspiration for me to create. My favorite time on the beach is evening after every one is done for the day and all the beach creatures feel safe to come out from hiding. With the horror that the Gulf coast is going through, I will appreciate all of those shoreline creatures even more. If you happen to be lucky enough to spend some time at a beach this year, please remember to leave only your footprints behind!
Pictured: Seagull Love needle felted sculptures on Etsy
Friday, March 5, 2010
Spring is just around the corner and it's time to clean out my shops. I've added a sale category to my Etsy shop, and reduced some prices in my artfire studio as well. Also if you haven't fanned me on facebook yet you really should because I'm having a special sale just for my fans.