I am working on this gorgeous design by Catherine Crochets. It’s a beautiful design which brings you back to your childhood days of sitting on the floor and cutting out paper dolls out of paper. The pattern will be out soon.
I will put more photos up as I complete the pattern.
Take a look at my Instagram page for details and I will have links on their to Catherine’s page if you are interested in any of her patterns.
Thank you so much for reading my post!
In this day and age is it really worth buying something handmade, I mean with so many factories pumping out so many products at ridiculously low prices, why would you spend the money to buy something someone made?
Well I will tell you why, because unlike its factory made cousin, a handmade product is carefully crafted, the materials lovingly selected and crafted into a work of pure art. Its artisan has spent hours working on the product, making sure it just perfect for you to buy. You see with each handmade product you buy, you are not only buying a product you are also receiving a beautiful gift of someone’s time and devotion. Of the late nights and early mornings, the weekends spent making your product.
A handmade product has something a factory made product could never have, a personality, part of the artisans personality is lovingly crafted into each product. Tailored just right so that not only you but generations to come can enjoy the beauty of the artisans creations.
I have a number of handmade items that were handed down to me from my mother, in turn they were my grandmother’s (her mother). Beautiful pillow cases lovingly embroidered with my grandmothers initials, a baby blanket crocheted by my mum, play suits and clothing beautifully made by my mother in law. Each piece is carefully washed and stored and ready to be handed down to my daughter when she has her children. Though she has never met my grandmother she will always have part of her legacy in the beautiful embroidered pillow cases.
So I decided to carry on this handmade tradition, making heirloom pieces that can be handed down from mother to daughter, father to son. A history of craftsmanship, passion and love beautifully integrated into a handmade product.
So next time you huff at what you think is a ridiculously priced handmade item as opposed to its factory made counter part. Think of the time, the love, the passion, the artistry, the commitment, the dedication of the person who took the time to make this for you to buy. They have no guarantee their products will sell but something inside them compels them to keep making these beautiful keepsakes for someone to treasure.
I have joined forces with other amazing designers, writers and artists to bring you a carefully curated gift box of beautiful handmade products for you or a loved one to treasure.
My New born Nursey and Reading Decor pack is available now. Only this one of this particular type in stock, so whoever buys this will have something unique and special. I try to make every box that little bit different so that you have something as individual as you to take home or give as a beautiful gift.
Thank you so much for reading my posts. I hope it has conjured up feelings of nostalgia and memories of times gone by. Thank you for supporting my blog and online shop. For a creative like me its something I very much appreciate.
Take a look at my latest finished project. The Bijou blanket pattern designed by Stitched Up Craft
I have released a new gift pack! I am so excited as I am enjoying working on these packs. All are handmade items made by me. Here is a preview of the next pack.
This pack will be available in my Etsy shop soon!
Made from acrylic soft baby yarn, the blanket measures 60 cm. Fits perfectly for a pram or bassinet or crib.
Made in a modern granny square design. The pack is $80 plus postage.
Can’t wait to show you more of the range of new crochet products!
It’s finally finished my #spinyourgrannysquareblanket
Check out the photos below!
Spin Your Granny Square Blanket Crochet AlongPattern designed by: Kylie from @stitchedupcraft
Yarn: knitting room 8 ply acrylic Colours: Fuscia, Vanilla and Dusty pinkHook size: 4.5mm
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This blanket will be part of a gift set. Stay tuned for details.