Summer time has come, been heavenly, and gone!
Outdoors Farmer's Market, and photographing flowers, too. But, so many NEW things are in the works, both locally and HERE, that it's likely a good thing!! Plus, the HOLIDAYS are Coming! Good shopping here: SUPPORT your Small and Local Businesses!
About Sabine's Home & Hearth
Fascination with color and pattern has always been a vital part of me. To this day, if it doesn't have doodling on it, it's probably not me!
The household, kitchen, and garden, the nest within which Family happens, these are my heart's home. My inspirations and focus center on them. Functionality matters highly to me: being usable, washable, durable, as well as beautiful are requirements for every piece I make.
The Frugality of using repurposed, thrifted, upcycled fabric, using scraps and tidbits of cloth and ribbon, using Vintage materials satisfies a need in me to honor the work and resources already invested in the previous making of these. From cutting up old blue jeans still waiting to be patched to sorting through treasured button collections, from carefully removing antique hand-tatted lace from a handkerchief to winding silk velvet ribbons, the joy and nostalgia of these are important to me and make my inner child sigh.
Which doesn't mean I can resist the beautiful colors of an array of bolts of cloth, nor the allure of new ribbons at the fabric store... I'm determined to only acquire what I can use; or is it find ways to use all that I acquire? In any case, my library of possibilities keeps growing!
My mother and grandmother taught me the first basics of textile arts: sewing (by hand and on a vintage Singer treadle machine), embroidery, knitting... Nearly a quarter of a century in the company of a textile artist has taken this latent love, educated it in myriad ways, and encouraged it to bloom. Being a Maker means loving the process of creating, Crafting. And I am compelled to use these skills and media to tell the Stories...
Luckily, ideas come faster than I can keep up, and my wish list keeps getting longer. So, keep an eye out for what new mischief I'm cooking up!