Saturday, August 14, 2010
saturday night special
ok, i have a new friend, her name is amanda, (her blog is in my list of followers http://mckeearts.blogspot.com, i tried to add the link but apparently i'm not smart enough) well long story short, she is super cool crafty. i've been following her blog for a little over a month now and i'd be lying if i didn't say she has been inspiring me.
i have tried BOTH of her enchilada recipes and love her quilts, but i have to say what appeals to me most about her blog is her down to earth approach to domesticity along with the fact that making things like sheets and curtains is not just thrifty and practical but also allows me to begin to give my children a sense of tradition and to see the beauty in the everyday.
here's my cliche for the week "art is what you make of it". my mamaw wouldn't say there was any "art" to her canning abilities or making curtain, but she was sadly quite wrong. craft combined with functionality is the best kind of art a person could make.
i mean honestly what do i have that is worth "passing down" to my children. hmmm, some tupperware, old towels, and a kickin johnny dep poster from 1986. NOTHING! plus i want them to have a spirit of "I can MAKE that!" not "I can BUY that!"
i feel like tevye in fiddler on the roof, TRADITION!!! TRADITION!!
anyway, hope you are having a great weekend, i'm resting with our sick baby and attempting to make curtains for my new bedroom (don't tell mom!!)
oh yea and blythe called to let me know she started making her own jewelry this week. she said her siblings made fun of it, (they're basic but really sweet) but she called me because she knew, "momma you'll like them, i made them all by myself." almost 15 and i still get to hear, "i made it all by myself," precious!!
blessings and love,
PS- the picture of the dogs has nothing to do with anything i just thought they were cute (from left to right- Olive, Gigi, and Jake)