Which would you prefer ~ something mass-produced? or something that someone took the time to make with his or her own hands? Personally, I love the look and feel of handmade things. To me, it means that someone put a little piece of their heart into the object they made, and that makes handmade all the more special.
I can remember many times I would stand beside my mother and watch while she sewed me a new dress on the modified Singer sewing machine that my dad had equipped with a motor. I got a new dress for every major holiday, for my birthday, and for special events. That was at least 40 years ago, and I inherited that machine. It still works, but I prefer my newer, computerized model.
I wore those dresses with a little bit of pride, knowing that my mother had taken time out of her busy day of trying to raise 4 small children, keep our home clean, and make sure meals were always prepared on time for her family.
I will never forget the dress I wore on the first day I started school, and to this day, brown paisley print is my very favorite pattern, and you can give me crinoline any time! The little girl in me who loved twirling around in circles while the skirt of the dress flared out and swirled around has never quite gotten over all that fluff, even if crinoline did make me itch like I was in a bed of fleas! LOL I remember developing a real interest in tights then!
Anyhow! This section is all about handmade items. There will eventually be crochet, knitting, tatting, embroidery, jewelry, and other handmade items featured here, so stay tuned!