Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting all Nanna-ish

I found a full set of these place mats at the Op shop, gorgeous, hand stitched, made to last!
As Christmas fast approaches my mind turns to sweat shops again.
Whilst I'm not going to make the full hand made pledge this year
I am going to be mindful of landfill (and where/how it's made).
I think we all need to think about it at least, specially
at this time of year. We really do live in a lucky country,
but I'd like my child to be more aware of the world
around her, I'd like her to appreciate that clean,
running water is a luxury, not a right.
I'd like her to appreciate that not all kids
get bucket loads of toys and stuff at Christmas.
(Hell, I'd like a lot of adults to appreciate this).
It's just so easy to get caught up in all the retail madness.
Our lives won't be any less worthwhile if we don't
have the latest swing tags!
So why not recycle last years cards into this years swing tags?
No one will think you're cheap,
They'll think you're really clever!

Right. Off my soap box.

I love this time of year for blogging,
I especially like to trawl through all my favourite blogs
to see what all the crafty types are making!
I've a few little hand made oddities for the tree.
I'll post some pics soon.


Kestrel said...

Oh it's so good to read your words! This year my children are big enough to really enjoy hand crafting gifts for one another and grandparents and we have such grand plans. Place mats is an excellent idea, I might just have to see about those as well.

Looking forward to more from you!

BundlesofBlossoms said...

You have such a way with words and I am on the bandwagon, as well.

I love the idea of repurposinglast Christmas' cards- nifty idea~ Thanks:)

clare's craftroom said...

I make my old cards into tags and I really enjoy doing it . Love your placemats too !

victoria said...

You're right, it is such an insrational time of year to look at what other people are making and doing and thinking, Christmas wise, I love it, helps process or zone out from all the business of the "season".
p.s. I like seeing my rabbit loving gnome in your home!

victoria said...

Um, I mean "inspirational."