“Handmade” is something that has been part of me since I have been a little girl, almost written in my DNA.
My grandmother used to spend long afternoons with a needle in her hand sitting at her old Singer sewing machine; My mom was always ready to knit slippers or wool scarfs; She had paper, cardboard, scratch paper, scissors, colors ready for little homemade works … together we used to prepare all the homes and pieces for the Nativity (Presepe) with recycled boxes and acrylic painter.
My sisters and I started with the cross-stitch when my grandmother gave us as gifts linen towels to embroider for our dowry. From that first cross-stitch work, we continued on with the crochet, the knitting and the wood, the paper, the Das … also passing by the kitchen with pasta and pizza … even the belly wants its part 🙂
Each period of my life has had a bit of a “season”. There was crochet, origami, quilling, knitting, recycled paper, sewing (although I still need a lot of work there 😀 ) often all together. Something that has always made me a little bit afraid was tatting, chiacchierino, frivolité depending on which language you want to use.
In the last year I started experimenting with this old art with results not always up to the standards (too high) that I have always fixed on me.
I started with small things. Small bags of lavender, a sachet bags to put in the drawers. They sums the things I love to do and something new: Tatting… At the moment I have completed the small bags and they smell good 🙂
In this period of extreme hot weather thinking about Christmas makes me feel better. I decided to try a new colored thread and I chose a new brand: Lizbeth.
I searched and found a very nice and professional Etsy shop CustomCottonEtc and I started to order my supply of cotton. My cart is already overwhelmed for the next order 🙂
With these colors I have in mind so many projects. First of all: Snowflakes!!!! I have already started with a whole series of different size of snowflake.
They will be a good Christmas Tree Ornament and then…I’m already thinking about other projects…maybe something to practice my sewing skill 🙂