Sunday, October 5, 2008

Show and Tell - Oct 5, 2008

I grew up in a house where using your hands was always very important. My father was an artist and my brother and I followed that path. My mother is an artist is her own right, as a seamstress and lover of all things fiber. She sews, knits, spins and raises sheep for her wool. So I thought I would share some of my handcrafts. I used to try to sell stuff, but I lack business skills. Plus, this work is very labor intensive and you can rarely make a good wage making it. I do it because I enjoy it.

Below:
Wool felted brooches, hand dyed with cool-aid. And a purse - I think I have a ton of these left in a shop somewhere, but I can't remember:)





11 comments:

Kristin said...

Very cool. The brooches are nice but I really love that purse.

amylynn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brooches

jenn said...

very cool- i love the brooches!

Michelle said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL!

CTagsGirl said...

First, I have to say VERY big congrats on 31 weeks! :)

My sister and I are the first generation that haven’t carried on the family quilting/crocheting/knitting/sewing tradition, and that makes me kinda sad. Although we're both creative and artsy in our own way, it's like the legacy ended with us. I guess it's never too late to relearn, huh? Thanks for sharing your super-cute creations!

Susan K said...

Pretty pretty flowers! And I love the purse!

Wishing 4 One said...

Absolutely AWESOME brooches, do you sell them? The purse is amazing....

Hey, you are an artist, do have any good ideas for fun inexpensive kindergarten art projects?

Cassandra said...

Kool-Aid. Brilliant.

sara said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the brooches...

Cara said...

Stunning! Big accessories are really in, you should try to sell online again!

That said, I am creative but not artistic. I think the sewing, quilting, knitting gene that my mother has skipped me (and I'm an only child) so you've motivated me to make sure she teaches the girls!

KatieM said...

OMG I love purses and I love THAT purse! I'm always impressed by people who are so artsy because I'm well...not.