I have taken a big step and moved my blog to a self-hosted WordPress site. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun, so please click over the link below to view the… More
An artisan derives inspiration from any of an unlimited number of sources. For me, the most inspiring images are those of flowers and butterflies . . . and some of the photos my children have taken.
In a previous post, I shared about a craft show I attended last month. At this show I introduced a new product to my local market, the handmade junk journal, and I had several people stop and look through the journals, absolutely fascinated with the idea of these little gems. Continue reading “Pretty Princess Journal”
My business has been in a state of cryostasis (terminology borrowed from the conversations of my sci-fi loving children) for a few years now. This year is the year I decided to regroup, rebrand, and reset my vision so I actually accomplish some goals, and move my business forward. Continue reading “Harvest Craft Show”
Just a few posts into my new blog platform, and the things of life hit full force and without mercy.
Thus I feel I’m slogging ~ “moving with difficulty or effort” ~ in all my efforts, recently, to be on track with a plan of action for this blog and my business.
My first love in the world of textiles and creating them was crochet.
When I was a little girl, my parents went to the neighbor’s often to sit and visit, taking my little sister and I with them. This neighbor couple were much older than my parents, and were like surrogate grandparents to us girls.
Mrs. Schyberg was a prolific crocheter. She almost always had a hook and yarn in her hand, and from as early as I can remember, I was fascinated by the beautiful items she created with this ages old technique. Expecially the beautiful lace; doilies, edgings, and bedspreads. I fell in love with those lace items, and many other things she made, and wanted to make them myself.
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines ‘muse’ as:
a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist
Truly, I derive inspiration for my projects from the world around me. From the beauty of God’s creation, through the perspective of those who have recorded it.
If I were to describe myself in the language of textiles, I would say that I am linen and lace, with a few denim days thrown in here and there.
I have been fascinated with lace since a very young age. It is one of the main reasons I wanted to learn to crochet. I wanted to be able to create the lovely, and sometimes lavish, trims I saw as edgings on pillow cases and antique clothing, as well as the beautiful doilies found scattered throughout homes in years gone by.