06 September 2012
my creative space . . .'the art of giving'
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.