Most of SammysGrammy’s the items are created reusing materials, rather than letting those materials make the landfill mountain higher. When she re-imagines vintage linens, she’s am often impressed by the beautiful needlework that was done many, many years ago – most times by young girls for their “hope chests”, where they invested in their dreams of a future when they would be happily married.
1 - I publish the recipe of the month for the castteam blog
2 - estate sailing is my hobby
3 - I love the ancient needlework arts (knitting and crocheting)
4 - Movies from the 30's & 40's are my favorites
What got you started crafting?
Champagne taste and a beer pocketbook.
I got into designing and sewing big time as a young wife who wanted to wear the latest fashions on a tight budget. The first thing I created was a long, straight, slit skirt in gold brocade (drapery fabric) that I purchased from the rag recycle store. I wore it with a simple off white sweater shell and tons of gold chains.
What is your source of inspiration?
I'm inspired by the look and sensibility of Anthropology, the magazine - "where women create", art shows, other artists, people watching............
What have you made recently?
I've been crocheting up boleros for girls and ladies at the moment. This is a very portable enterprise and I'm away from home where all my supplies are. A crochet hook and a ball of yarn are all I need and I can tuck those into my purse.
My personal touch on these boleros is a big floppy cabbage rose on a pinback, which can be removed and used in other applications (headbands, on a purse, etc.)
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
On etsy mainly.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is different, unique, carefully and lovingly created "a mano", unlike the mass produced, made overseas, fodder offered at malls.
In sammysgrammy's etsy shop, most of the items are created reusing materials rather than letting those materials make the landfill mountain higher.
on the shores of Lake Ontario