I love handmade items as handmade not only means getting more in terms of quality and integrity but also means that you are putting humanity back into art.
Because handmade pieces give you a piece of the owner. You put love, pride and dedication on each piece. Each piece is different. There are not 2 identical, even if you do your best to make them the same.
I use to make Macrame necklaces when i was a kid. Then started drawing and painting in school. I am always creating.
I love felting wool and making it into purposeful items. It is thrilling to put my beloved hand knit or crocheted item into the washing machine and see what comes out.
I get such a creative charge from being around other artists!
I love the bulk of my items to be educational. I have 4 little rugrats and, as a parent, I want my kids to be learning as they are playing!
My mother-in-law giving a sewing machine. It changed my life!