Some pictures from the last two felting-group meetings; a whole lot of handmade love…
While cleaning up the house, I always find a lot of “stuff” in my children’s room: broken pieces of plastic-cars, destroyed toys and a lot of nothing (undefined little things that maybe once have been something).
That always makes me sad and thinking about the throw-away-society we have become over the last century and it makes me wishing for a more sustainable living and for striving to more conscious consumption and for better manners in our own little life.
How much more beauty is in handmade and natural things, how much more soul, love and meaning in good quality work!
I am not just talking about toys, no, about nearly everything such as furniture, food, clothes, household objects and so on…
All that cheap (or even not so cheap) factory-made-plastic-stuff, all the synthetic clothes, the precooked and chemically-processed food, this all is just not good! – Not good for our bodies, nor for our souls, neither for the environment, nor for the society in general.
It is only about quick consuming and fast living and about throwing away and buying always new. Masha’allah.
Where is the love for handmade, for true values and the worth of manmade things gone? Where the appreciation for wood and wool, for homemade and handmade did went to?
How much more aesthetics is in natural handmade things, how much more nourishes a homemade meal not only the body but as well the heart and the soul? How much more speak natural goods to all our senses?
All the tastes, the colours, the shapes and the smells within natural things honour God’s creation, and the work someone put in it with his own hands makes the thing a prayer itself. Subhanalllah!
I say YES to homemade, to eco, organic and natural, to vintage, to repurposing, to recycling and to doing things by my own hands!
I say YES to declutter our house and to refill it with love and nature!
I feel an enormous wish to create and to make things now and I think the upcoming cold season is a perfect time to implement some warm handmade and homemade to our lives.
So let’s go and try some new recipes, some new crafting projects and some greener living!
… Off to a whole lot of making… and a happy crafty weekend to you, friends!
By the way, I got Amanda’s new book “Handmade Home” – a perfect inspiration on that topic…