I believe in handmade. I believe that using your creativity to enrich the life around you can make you a happier person. I believe that every person has the ability to hand make something. I believe that more people should buy handmade items even though they cost more.
Once you go handmade, it's awfully hard to go back to "made in China".
Now. I can't cook a moist roast to save my life. I guess I could, if I took the time to learn. But the interest isn't really there. And the Sugar Daddy is a great cooker of all things meat.
And I can't take a piece of wood and shape a surf board or build a book case. I could try, but, you know, again, the interest isn't there.
But I can draw. And I can embroider. And I can sew. (Assuming it is strait lines and I don't have to follow a pattern.)
So when the time came to sew pillows for my living room sofa, I knew I wanted to make them myself. And when I saw the price tags on the pillows I liked in home design shops, I really knew I wanted to do it myself.
I've made seven pillows. It wasn't easy. I was actually sweating, actual sweat, sewing these pillows. I am working on the last one which I am embroidering. I am using all my handmade talents to make this pillow. I drew the monogram and the floral embellishments. I transferred my pattern onto my pillow fabric and I have begun to embroider it. When I'm done, I will sew it to the backing and put it on my couch and enjoy it for years. It's just a pillow. But not really. It's much more.
Everybody can make something with their hands. Everybody can make something. And using your hands to create will help you find out who you really are and what you really love.
And then come tell my what you made.