When I was organizing (and reorganizing) my studio space, I found a lot of samples I had made. It should be said that I am a sampler. Any project that requires a new skill or technique, I ALWAYS do a sample first. This makes my projects turn out better, but I'm left with all these samples! What to do with them? I can't throw them away, but they're not terribly useful either.
I figured 5 would happily love, or chew, or destroy, lots of my samplings, so I grabbed a handful of crochet samples and stitched them together!
In the past month or two I've started making a conscious effort to really USE our nice things. Part of the whole point of having them is for our sweet baby to be in an environment where everything MEANS something. For him to grow up knowing that less can be more, when it means you have beautiful things that somebody lovingly made, rather than plastic crap made overseas.
How do you deal with "nice" things vs "everyday" things?
I love thinking about the traditions we are and will be creating for our own little family and incorporating some of the lovely ones we already have.