I have fallen in love with the DIY movement. I haunt the Craftster boards, search the internet for hand-made goods, and frequent my favorite local store, Parts & Labour, which sells only hand-made items from local crafters. I just bought a great shirt there, that fits just so, and has yarn stitched into it up and down one side from All Dressed Up and Shy. And yesterday, I received a package of goodies that my friend Leti and I had ordered from Fishcakes Designs, with magnets, stickers, and these adorable patches.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with them yet. Stitch them into a purse? Patch them into some jeans? Make tiny pillows? Who knows. But aren’t they fabulous? I’m all over it. I’ve been hand-making all my greeting cards, which is a lot of fun (although my favorite part is hand-making the envelopes), and decoupaging my journal pages. I’ve been sewing curtains and duvets, and embroidering cute designs from Sublime Stitching.
I love this new craft movement…one crafter’s opinion was that women had moved away from all these projects long ago, preferring to show their abilities as businesswomen and educators. Now people are realizing that these handiworks are also something to be proud of, something that requires skill and creativity, and something that can be beautiful. It seems that a lot of these crafty divas are from the younger crowd, creating hip designs and retro-cool crafts that I have been drooling over.
Anyway, I wanted to share these adorable patches with you, and let you in on one of my non-food fetishes. I make stuff!