Today’s featured crafter is a heart attack survivor. She said, as a result of the experience, “It has made me appreciate life more and has inspired me to eat healthier, more carefully and include exercise in my routine. Also has made me appreciate living.”
Thank you Linda for sharing your story and being a part of Heart Handmade Blog.
FYI – You look just peachy in your picture – hard at work 🙂
1. Heart attack survivor. It has made me appreciate life more and has inspired me to eat healthier, more carefully and include exercise in my routine. Also has made me appreciate living.
2. Passion for fabric and thread. I can spend hours in a fabric store and when I buy new fabric I can't wait to use it. One of the stories my 3 sons tell about me is they spent way too much time in fabric stores as children.
3. Enjoy spending time outdoors with my family especially if it includes a picnic. Love to explore the hiking and picnic areas in the nearby Smoky Mountains.
4. I'm the oldest of 4 children and have always had a sense of responsibility for others.
What got you started crafting?
Like many girls, I started out making Barbie and doll clothes. Throughout my life, I have experimented with many crafts. I've made wreaths, jewelry, and dolls. I kept coming back to sewing as my favorite art. My particular art form now is the quilted fabric postcard. I saw some on the internet several years ago and taught myself how to make one. I eventually perfected the skill and now I mainly do landscapes and nature inspired postcards. I also enjoy doing historic buildings and old barns. My next challenge is to attempt a portrait.
What is your source of inspiration?
Nature and the simple things in life are my inspiration. I drive my husband crazy because we'll be driving along the road and I'll make him stop and turn around so I can take a picture of something I've seen along the highway. A particular piece of fabric can inspire me. I'm easily inspired. I have a hard time getting "it" out of my mind.
What have you made recently?
One of my favorite postcard scenes to make is one of a hike in the mountains. Each postcard is individually made and the topic may be similar but the fabrics are different. I do not use a pattern. I have an idea and start cutting until it looks the way I want it to. My scissors are my favorite tool. Living near the Appalachian Mountains is very inspiring.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my art on Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade is the best quality you can buy.