Saturday, September 8, 2012
Those Who Labor Over Their Handcrafted Wares
I've never been very good at crafting anything when it came to textiles and such. I can barely put a photo album or scrapbook together. I can, however, craft stellar meals of French and Moroccan cuisine (including the famous Moroccan mint tea, with the requisite elaborate pouring from the pot included!) Spending fair amounts of time in both countries I have learned how to cook with labors of love. The ESN theme of this week is Labor Day. Well, I've already had my say about Labor Day and what it means to me on Monday. So I'm just going to go ahead and feature two lovely ladies who are members of ESN who labor probably almost every day making their items for their stores. There is Embroidery Fashions Boutique who specializes in embroidery on tee shirts, hats and other items. Her stuff is pretty cool and I bet it takes a lot of labor to make all the things she does, not to mention to find the items to do this stuff on. Here's a sample of her work. Pretty cool for Halloween, eh?
Then there is Nancy's Doll Closet who designs beautiful American Girl Dolls dresses and accessories. Both of these handcrafters deserve a Labor Day off! Hope you did enjoy it girls.