Me, I had long forgotten the sewing and knitting I did when I was a young girl and I started again with jewellery using gem stones and progressed on to paper crafts and card making. Then I found my sewing machine and my love of sewing came right back.
However I do think its a good thing for a creator to try different ways and means of using their creativity, you grow and there is less chance of your work becoming stale and in turn you becoming complacent.
I find it strange how things progress and your inspiration is found in different things which in turn changes the way you look at things and the direction you go in.
As I have hit my middle years, yes its true I am heading towards my later years now I think and vintage has become a bigger part of my life.
You appreciate the work that has gone into things the older you get and the fact that unlike modern pieces the older vintage pieces last.
One of the things that draws me towards vintage and antique is that it has history it is ok for whatever it is to show its age.
I wonder, where did it come from, who owned it, why did it end up in a shop or at a collectors fair. I love the fact that its become part of our history now so its life continues on.
One of the more positive reasons for us to repurpose or reclaim items is to help us as humanbeings save some of the resources which will and already are becoming scarce.
So this vintage girl is doing her bit enjoying helping in just a small way, and enjoying the journey it takes her on............
Starry wishes xxx