Friday, October 2, 2009
For the Love of Handmade
There is something wonderfully special about handmade. Unlike mass produced things, everything handmade is unique and has it's own personality. No matter how hard the creator may try no two are ever alike.
What I truly cherish about handmade things are the flaws. Perhaps it sounds ridiculous, but to me they are beautiful. They are the proof that a human created it. I can see the love that went into it, the time, and even the moments it tested it's creator's patience.
When I create something I don't see the flaws in the same light. I see them as mistakes and proof that I can not be perfect. I will undo, redo, toss aside and even throw tantrums that rival my daughters. Perhaps I need to step back and look at my own flaws in the same way I look at others. I hope to have that ability some day.
The beautiful sweater pictured above was a score the girls and I found when we first moved here in September. One of our local Waldorf schools was having a rummage sale so we could not resist checking it out. This sweater alone made it worth it...
...and of course the organic plums!
Have a great weekend everyone!