This was partially inspired by my sister who when I told her I was going to make some fingerless gloves because my fingers get cold typing in the morning said, "Why don't you just go buy some?" I mean, where's the fun in that? I won't get to pick my own yarn, I can't get the experience in making gloves (which I've never done before) and I don't get the satisfaction of making something awesome.
I've gotten more interested in getting back to the basics of making things for my family for several reasons.
I quilt because I love to express myself creatively in fabric and enjoy the warm coziness afterwards.
I crochet because I love making amigarumis for friends who are having babies and for my own kids and nieces to run around playing with something made from the heart.
I grind my own wheat and make homemade bread for my family because I like the idea of giving them the freshest, healthiest food available without all the preservatives and added sugar in the grocery-store options.
I embroider because I like to see my ideas manifest themselves onto fabric, it's a creative thing again.
So here's to doing it ourselves because we can. It's fun, it teaches us something and allows us to express ourselves with love and creativity.
|Home-made bread from freshly ground wheat|
|Quilt and pillow-cases with crocheted edging|
|Youngest's big-girl blanket|