I see things and think......'I like that, I could make it'.
Like most crafters and creators, the things I make are generally for other people.
A friend spotted this mid-making a few afternoons ago and said, 'That's lovely, you could sell those easily' I started making this little doll for my youngest son's school friend when we were invited to her party, unfortunately, as it was an off-the-cuff idea, I decided the night before to do it, and didn't get it finished.
I should say, I have no intention of selling the doll, as the pattern was free, and I totally respect the pattern writer's wishes.....but I have to say, on the subject that I have often thought about, it is very difficult to price an object that has taken some hours of work, but would be worth relatively little, to most.
I make things, for people who I think will appreciate it and I honestly think this comes out in the creating ......
Making a baby blanket is a huge privilege to me, knowing that the blanket may go through life with that person (yes, maybe folded in a box sometimes) ......isn't that special?
I would love to someday, make myself some pennies doing the things I enjoy, but I don't ever want to lose the chance to make something for someone that I love...........
Isn't it the best feeling to be given something heartfelt?
Sometimes, I guess, you may not even know the person that well, but you know they will be touched by the gift and thought behind it.....helping them to feel special when the world is on their shoulders.....or just be so 'them' that you had to make it.
I've always been a maker.........it's what I do!