Fact about me: I am terrible at making things. I really want to be one of those girls who can whip up a sewing project, or turn out pretty knitty things by the dozen, but I just can't for some reason. I don't have the patience to sit and make millions of tiny stitches, or purl row after row for more than 20 minutes straight. Also, I am sort of an anti-perfectionist, which is not good in the craft world. I like to do things that you don't have to pay too much attention to, and where mistakes become part of the beauty of the finished product. This is why I love toy photography and yoga. When you make a "mistake" in those endeavors, they just become happy accidents!
But I LOVE handmade things. I love that someone loved this item, that it was made with care and thought, and that it is unlike any other thing in the whole world. I can't resist buying embroidered tea towels at garage sales, and old doilies at the thrift store. It makes me so sad that these things that someone painstakingly created from nothing are heaped into the same pile as old k-mart dishtowels. I rescue more of them than my husband thinks that I ought to, but they make for a special collection.
Lucky for me, I also have an awesome sister who inherited the crafty gene from our mother. She's made me all sorts of things over the years, but here are two of her latest that she made me: a custom laptop bag, and a yoga mat bag.
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