“Inspiration is inspiration, whether the end result is a painted masterpiece, a soul-searching sonnet, a richly colored homemade quilt or a batch of freshly baked scones. We shouldn’t diminish our creativity by despising the results of our inspiration, but instead celebrate and exploit the wonderful feeling of elevated energy and enthusiasm we experience when we feel inspired.”
from the book The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket
Hi there! Who are we – the Two Maker Chicks? We are a mommy and daughter team, my name is Melody and that’s my youngest Nikki.
I’m grateful for my hubby who works long hard hours to provide for us so I can stay home to homeschool our little girl and craft the day away. Thankfully, he also understands me and my compulsions and doesn’t mind too much when he gets home from work and we’re both still in pj’s, the house is a disaster full of craftiness and dinner has not even been thought of. He’ll actually call most nights on his way home to see if he needs to buy something to cook for us for supper or bring home something ready-made. Yea, he’s one of the good ones! Plus, he sponsors my fabric / yarn / vintage / thriftstore / flea market hoarding. 😉 Sorry ladies, I’m not letting him go! LOL
Nikki, who’s currently 5 years old, appears to have my crafty / DIY genes. She has to do everything I do right along with me. It’s taken quite a bit of effort and patiences on my part to slow down for her. Who am I kidding, I’m still working on this – I have to remind myself everytime we make something to enjoy the process of watching her learn and grow. It’s -not- a very easy task for my massive multi-tasking self but I’m enjoying it more each time.
After many attempts at niche blogging and websites I finally realized that not all of the “experts” are right. You do -not- need to boil things down as far as possible to a tiny niche, specially if, like me, you enjoy a wide range of things. The range of things I enjoy, and you’ll probably see at some point on here, include: crafting, quilting, sewing, crocheting, upcycling, fabric & yarn dyeing, eco-dyeing, cooking, canning, baking, gardening, home decor, and so much more. Basically anything and everything DIY and handmade.
Thank you for stopping by our little part of the web. I hope you enjoy your time here!