Handmade in Ellijay
In years gone by people used what they had, to create what they needed. Bread was fresh baked with natural ingredients, old feed sacks were repurposed into clothing, and household items were repaired and reused instead of discarded and replaced. There was value in the things we worked so hard to obtain.
In these days of disposable incomes and disposable goods there is a resurgence by many to re-make, re-use and re-purpose. For some, it is recycling bottles and cans to keep them out of landfills and help keep our planet green. For others it is saving money for the things we need, by purchasing things somebody else no longer does and for some it is the challenge and the pleasure of re-purposing and re-designing something old, discarded, chipped and worn, and remodeling it into something new, unexpected and unique.
For me it is a combination of all of the above, with an emphasis on the Art of…
“Transforming time-worn treasures into Whimsical Works of Art”!
I invite you to join me on this creative journey! I will be treasure hunting for just the right pieces, household items, broken jewelry, old furniture, fabrics, clothing etc. and sharing my techniques and instructions on how to breathe new life into these hidden treasures. Along the way I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions and ideas, and I would love to hear about your projects and pursuits. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HandmadeinEllijay/
First written 9/24/2017 for publication in The Times Courier newspaper
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