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Gifts

I’ve grown up watching both of my grandmothers sew dresses, knit, and crochet. It always amazed me so I taught myself how to knit and crochet, and when I got my first sewing machine at the age of 7, my creativity exploded. Since I was homeschooled, I spent all of my spare time making anything and everything. My grandmothers taught me how to read patterns and advance my skills in sewing, knitting and crocheting. Apparently, on my dad’s side, my great grandmother was a creative genius. She would crochet table runners and baby dresses, but she was “famous” for her angels. These angels were about the size of a fist and were gorgeous. She made these little angels for friends and family, and as decorations for the Christmas tree in the winter. I never got to meet this amazing woman but from every incredible thing i’ve heard about her, she is one of my art inspirations. Since then, people have invented machines that can crochet anything they are programmed to. In my opinion, this has taken away from the personal handmade gifts. Now, it’s just a ‘Oh look what I bought from a machine!’ . I want to go back to the time when people would spend hours making things to just give away, knowing that whoever got a hold of one of your creations would be holding hours of work in their hands. This is why i’ve created these stars, flowers, starfish, or whatever they look like to you. Enjoy!

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