This headline caught my eye a few weeks ago - you may have seen it.It was an article about how more and more people are turning their backs on mass produced stuff in favour of the handmade craft market and smaller retailers, in search of individual products which, it goes on to say, offer an "emotional or personal connection".
I particulary warmed to the section above referring to the "chilly uniformity of mass production". I don't know about you, but increasingly these days, I get quite bored and my eyes glaze over as I wander round the homewares departments in large stores - it all begins to look the same and I feel I've seen it all before.
When I'm at friends' houses, the things I'm always drawn to are the things they have salvaged and refurbished, or things they have bought from a craft market, or something they found in a forgotton corner of an antique shop.
Which is why I love making pieces which I know do not exist in the mass market, like my quilt-block pots.
The article also described how increasing numbers of people are taking courses in a whole range of crafts so that they can invest something of themselves into making their own things, and possibly also progressing to selling them to others.
For me, a happy home is definitely a handmade home. What about you? Is yours a handmade home?
x Cathy x