06 September 2012

my creative space . . .'the art of giving'

Greetings all,
I'm really desperate to get back into the art of handmade, making gifts from the heart with fabrics i know the recipient will love.  As Christmas looms, so does my deadline to think up new ideas & use up my ever increasing fabric stash.  Just because i haven't been sewing for a year because of wrist pain & surgery, doesn't mean i haven't been purchasing glorious fabrics for future use!!  Gone are the days when handmade = a purple crochet toilet roll cover from Great Auntie Merle . . . something created from your own two hands is hip, with incredible fabric prints available & people happy to pay for it.  I should know, i was in a handmade craft business for over 12 years, it's very acceptable to make your gifts, ensure you execute them beautifully.
I love giving, being generous is one of my favourite personality traits.  When i met up with Tania McCartney to go to the theatre, i couldn't possibly arrive empty handed, so bundled up some freshly laid eggs in a mock carton with a tissue ball on top, just like a rooster's comb.  She cherished them & dreamed up googy egg breakfast ideas, something money can't buy - true friendship.  
Had the cutest trip out to the Christmas Barn with my twins a weekend ago, hints that the silly season is approaching.  We drove way down south to Bredbo, with a visit to the Bredbo Village Fair, then chatted about our purchases in the slow snow traffic home.  I think this year we might go silver & white, i'm loving the huge silver glitter sequin ball we picked up.
If you're in Canberra today, i'm doing a little market stall (rain & wind permitting) at Brindabella Business Park near the airport, 11a.m. to 2p.m. come along & check out the goodies on sale.  If you're on line, check out the creativity at Village Voices.  Love Posie

7 comments:

Bree said...

Hi Posie. I'm totally with you I love giving gifts. Especially handmade ones. Let's face it I like receiving them as well. There is something special about specifically making something for someone. I know someone who is a dead set terrible gift giver and it makes me sad. I'm sure with just a little bit of thought we could all be great givers, even if it's not handmade.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Handmade gifts are awesome. I just wish that I didn't leave them to the last minute.....

Stephanie Winmill said...

I love handmade things so much love, effort and passion goes into every piece!

Cas said...

xmas is looming way too quickly & i feel there isnt enough time to get all my crafty pressies done!! arghh

Seaweed and Raine said...

Can I just say a huge "Ditto" to what Bree said. Totally with you there.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

hope the market was a hit Jennie and you had nice weather! I've got my first night market on next week...getting excited as I'm also helping to organise it as fundraiser for our local kinder! Just hope the community turn up to support it! Love your eggs...fresh eggs are just the best gift! happy days to you my budding farmer in waiting!!! b xx

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