Every once in awhile we get a fabulous gift, a surprise from a customer who has bought one of our pieces and is delighted to share a photo or two with us to help us see the picnic blanket, nap mat, baby quilt or felted acorns in their natural home. When we carefully wrap up our parcels (with recycled tissue paper and raffia, including a little handwritten note on watercolor painted paper donated by my daughter from time to time) they sometimes seem out of place. Not being used and loved by someone but too sterile, in a box, and rather lonely.
So it’s really heart-warming to see these handmade things out in the world where they belong. A rainbow bunting picnic blanket being trod on by little baby feet. A SewnNatural lemon yellow eyelet ruffles dress on a little one celebrating her first birthday.
Or an an antique wooden bowl on a coffee table. At home. These acorn photos were taken by Kathi of the beautiful shop All Things White – her daughter gifted her a set in teal blue and coffee brown for her birthday and we were delighted to see how they looked in her gorgeous home. Thank you, Kathi!
Here is another picnic blanket in use – one we handmade in Marimekko fabric filled with giant green and white poppies. And a little girl in our (now completely sold out) organic flowers dress.
I’m going to try to remember to give more feedback. About the delicious (and monstrously huge!) nappa cabbage the farmers grew (and gifted to us) for my quasi kim chi. For the hand knitted thrum mitts my Mister Mister was recently gifted at his birthday that will keep his hands so warm this coming winter. That a hand made them, and a heart saw them off. That is so much of what the beauty of handmade is about.