Thursday, August 02, 2012

Making stuff...

Sorry, no post - no pictures.  I've been busy making a few things that are not yet camera ready.

Notice that I did not say "crafting" things.....maybe it's because I just read this New Yorker article and thought you might like it too.

And here's something else that may interest some of you.

Discuss among yourselves.  I'll be back a bit later.


  1. I don't have a TV, so I know nothing of current TV obliviousness. However, I enjoyed the article, and appreciate what they were trying to say, but never quite seemed to get it, being more concerned with the gender issues inherent in the show. The fact the people won't pay what it's worth to purchase quality (that is the key), hand made whatevers is difficult for those of us who feel that we are worth more than 50 cents an hour...

  2. You slipped one by me almost Valerie! Interesting article, the "crafty" thing has been going on for a long time, so long, I can remember going to Brimfield YEARS ago ( in the late 80's and early 90's) and dubbing much of the craft stuff as "hearts and crap". Now it's full of birds and glitter I guess. And as to using cheap new goods made in China for most of those "creations" I say good, because I've shed more than a few tears seeing a fine old antique chair or first edition book destroyed to make something gawd awful crafty thing.

    Lego's not just for five year olds anymore! ;)

  3. I haven't watched Craft Wars (just the presence of Tori Spelling would be enough for me to change the channel) but I liked the article. It sounds like an embarrassment to our community, frankly. Making "craft" back into kitsch, after all these years of struggling for a little more respect! But then, in this culture, (and you can sense this in the article) there is a lot more respect for male DIY than female.


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