There’s something pretty amazing about making something: The ability to turn paper, string, or fabric into something pretty, or useful, or both.
I’ve been making stuff for as long as I can remember. From squishing shapes out of playdough (and let’s be honest, eating it too), to learning to sew on my mum’s machine, to painting, and finally to starting my own business. Being crafty is something that I love, and I know that when I meet someone who makes stuff, I’m meeting my type of person.
However, these craft skills can sometimes be overlooked, and some people think they’re leftover from a past era, like dial-up internet, or landlines. But those people have never known the feeling of crocheting a blanket from scratch, or making a dress that fits you perfectly. Those people don’t realise that some people would rather DIY or die!
The thing is, when you make stuff with your hands, you also collect a lot of tools. Tools that help you knit, or make a pretty chair, or dig in the garden. But what most people don’t realise is that those tools are damn useful for lots of other things...(there’s a reason they don’t let you knit on planes). So when the zombie apocalypse happens, no one is going to be looking for people who know how to create spreadsheets or write contracts! No, they’re going to be looking for the gardeners. Or the knitters or the glassblowers. Cause when you know how to use tools, you’re ready for anything…. Literally.
But the best thing about being creative is that there are no mistakes in art. You can create or make anything: The more you create, the more new ideas you’ll have. The better your skills become, the more original your ideas will get. And, because making shit is a superpower, you'll also unlock your own inner creative genius.
This collection is a celebration of all the wonderful ways we create and make. How those are skills that help you switch off from everyday stresses, and escape into your own happy place while making something beautiful and special.
My new collection will launch at12 pm on Thursday 27th May (AEST).
Which design is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!
Stay safe, and look after yourselves and each other.
Lots of Love, Tasha and the Jubly Crew. XX