Handmade Memories

Gussy Sews

This week's prompt from Gussy Sews was "Everything Handmade."

My grandma (my dad's mom) passed away when I was much younger, but I really liked her. She was a crafty lady and I loved her style. On the back of her couch were handmade pillows (crocheted, knitted, handsewn, etc) that I absolutely loved. Someday I will create similar pillows that will hang out in my living room. I also had the priviledge of owning a quilt that she made for my parents (until it fell apart many many years later). 

Growing up my mother would sew clothes, handmade quilts, and toys for us and I wish I had cherished them more, but little is left from moves. Now, I have vague memories of various things that I only wish I could pass on to my children. 

I have been feeling this pull to be crafty, creating a home which has texture, color, and my own style. I tend to love shabby chic, cottage, and vintage all rolled in to one. 

I crocheted this basket for my mama for Mother's Day. 

moms basket

I crocheted this blanket for my nephew for Christmas.

Blanket For Russell

My top two favorite places to look for inspiration are

  • Pinterest (send me a note through the contact form and I would be happy to send you an invite)
  • Etsy (where my sister and I just opened a store)

I am linking up with Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop.

Sunflower Schoolhouse on Etsy

I have teamed up with my sister Sara, who is a homeschool mama to 4 children under the age of 9, and together we are having a blast creating products for our new Etsy Store.

Sunflower Schoolhouse on Etsy

Our goal is to add new products to the store on a weekly basis, but we am not making any hard and fast promises because as most of you know the daily life of a homeschool mama is unpredictable.

In addition to the links at the top of this post, I have included a link to the store in the sidebar and you can also get there from our Facebook Page.

I hope you will take a few minutes to come over and have a look. The shelves are a bit bare at the moment, but we are hoping to fill them fairly quickly with lovingly made creations.


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